Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
The Penn State Nittany Lions (7-5) are hosting the Purdue Boilermakers (12-2) at Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday.
The Purdue Boilermakers faced off with Wisconsin and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-69 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Boilermakers finished with 17 while Wisconsin recorded 22 personal fouls. They knocked down 6 of their 24 tries from beyond the perimeter. Wisconsin went 73.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 19 tries. Additionally, Wisconsin had 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Wisconsin earned 13 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. With regard to defense, Purdue let their opponent shoot 45.0% from the field on 27 out of 60 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists in this contest while creating 7 turnovers and having 2 steals. With regard to rebounding, they earned 34 with 10 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Boilermakers buried 15 of 24 tries for a rate of 62.5%. Purdue ended the game with a 41.1% field goal percentage (23 of 56) and converted 8 of 20 shots from 3-point land.
Zach Edey is one player who had an impact for the game. He notched 24 points on 10 out of 17 shooting. He played for 20 minutes and also snagged 10 boards. He finished the game at 58.8% from the floor and earned 2 assists.
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Purdue comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 12-2 on the season. They are turning it over 12.2 times per game and as a squad they commit 14.3 fouls per game. As a team, Purdue is snagging 41.6 boards per game and has 264 dimes this year, which is 5th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Boilermakers are hitting 41.1% on shots from 3-point land (140 of 341) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They have an average of 85.9 pts per game (4th in college basketball) while connecting on 50.9% from the field.
On defense, the Boilermakers are forcing their opponents into 10.7 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 fouls. They are 253rd in college basketball in giving up assists with 180 relinquished for the season. The Boilermakers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.6% (346 of 853) and they concede 27.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They surrender 32.0% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 134th in the nation in PPG allowed (66.6).
In their last game, the Penn State Nittany Lions got the victory with a final of 74-70 when they faced Northwestern. With respect to cleaning the glass, Penn State allowed Northwestern to snag 26 overall (6 on the offensive side). They finished 46.2% from downtown by going 12 out of 26 and finished the game at 6 of 9 from the free throw line (66.7%). The Nittany Lions permitted Northwestern to knock down 26 of 61 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.6% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Nittany Lions walked away from this one shooting 25 for 55 from the floor which had them shooting 45.5%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, Penn State converted 9 out of 27 attempts (33.3%). They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. Northwestern committed 18 fouls for the game which got the Nittany Lions to the charity stripe for a total of 20 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while getting 4 steals for this game. The Nittany Lions corralled 27 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this contest.
Seth Lundy ended up being important for the Nittany Lions in the game. He earned 23 points in his 31 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes in this game. He converted 8 of 13 in the game giving him a rate of 61.5%, and totaled 2 rebounds.
Penn State has a mark of 7-5 this year. The Nittany Lions have committed 14.5 fouls every game while shooting 74.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.3 times per game (190th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 12.9 times per game. Penn State has scored 808 points on the season (67.3 per game) and they grab 35.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Nittany Lions are hitting on 45.1% from the floor, which ranks them 144th in college basketball.
The Penn State defense concedes 34.2% on 3-point shots (95 of 278) and opponents are converting on 70.3% of their free throw shots. They concede 12.9 assists and 30.8 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 203rd and 32nd in college basketball. The Nittany Lions defensively are ranked 109th in college basketball in points given up per game with 65.6. They are forcing 9.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (158th in college hoops).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Penn State and under the total points
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