Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 1/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location: The Palestra in Philadelphia, PA
TV: Youtube TV
The Penn State Nittany Lions (11-4) will play the Purdue Boilermakers (14-1) at The Palestra on Sunday.
The Purdue Boilermakers faced Ohio State and notched a win by a score of 71-69 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Boilermakers ended up with 9 and Ohio State totaled 13 fouls. They converted 6 out of their 14 attempts from downtown. Ohio State went 71.4% when shooting free throws by making 5 of 7 tries. In addition, Ohio State grabbed 26 rebounds (9 offensive, 17 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Ohio State doled out 11 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. In the matter of defense, Purdue allowed 50.0% from the floor on 29 of 58 shooting. They also recorded 15 assists in the game while forcing 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With respect to grabbing boards, they compiled 32 with 12 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Boilermakers buried 8 of their 10 tries for a rate of 80.0%. Purdue finished the contest with a 43.1% FG percentage (25 of 58) and converted 13 out of their 31 three-point shots.
Zach Edey is a player who had an impact in the game. He recorded 16 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He played for 32 mins and collected 11 rebounds. He ended up going 54.5% from the floor and earned 4 dimes.
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Purdue enters this one with a record of 14-1 this season. They are averaging 75.9 points per outing (104th in Division 1) while hitting 45.4% from the floor. The Boilermakers are hitting 31.5% on three-point attempts (111 of 352) and 75.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Purdue is snagging 40.9 rebounds per game and has racked up 231 assists for the year, which has them ranked 89th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 10.6 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 13.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Boilermakers have forced 10.3 turnovers per game and they draw 19.7 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 29.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 28th in college basketball in opponents points per game (61.4). The Boilermakers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 39.6% (355 of 897) and they concede 29.1 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 127th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 177 surrendered on the season.
In their last game, the Penn State Nittany Lions went home defeated by a final of 79-69 when they played Michigan. With respect to rebounds, Penn State allowed Michigan to collect 35 overall (6 offensive). They finished the game shooting 42.1% from 3-point land by going 8 of 19 and ended up shooting 17 of 25 at the charity stripe (68.0%). The Nittany Lions permitted Michigan to bury 27 out of their 58 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.6% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Nittany Lions finished 26 for 58 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.8%. Pertaining to shooting from 3-point land, Penn State made 9 out of 28 tries (32.1%). They were able to knock down 8 of them for a rate of 72.7%. Michigan had 16 fouls for this game which took the Nittany Lions to the charity stripe for 11 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 2 steals for this game. The Nittany Lions were able to snag 25 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the matchup.
Jalen Pickett ended up being a factor for the Nittany Lions for this contest. He made 9 of 16 for the contest for a field goal rate of 56.3%, and had 9 rebounds. He racked up 26 points in his 40 mins on the court and had 4 assists for the contest.
Penn State has a win-loss mark of 11-4 on the season. The Nittany Lions have committed 15.3 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.6% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.0 times per game (82nd in the country) and they turn it over 8.7 times per game. Penn State has earned 1,133 pts for the season (75.5 per game) and they pull in 34.5 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Nittany Lions are connecting on 46.4% from the floor, which ranks 94th in the nation.
The Penn State defense gives up 33.1% on shots from beyond the arc (117 of 354) and opponents are converting on 72.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 13.7 dimes and 36.6 rebounds per contest, which is 251st and 293rd in D-1. The Nittany Lions are ranked 122nd in college basketball in points given up per game with 66.9. They have forced 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.2% from the floor (58th 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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