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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue  Boilermakers Predictions, Picks, Odds and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – February 18, 2018

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Predictions, Picks, Odds and NCAA Basketball Betting Preview – February 18, 2018

The race to the top of the Big Ten Conference got just a little bit more interesting after Ohio State and Purdue lost on Thursday. Still, both teams are just within striking distance of current leader Michigan State. Purdue will look to get back on track this Sunday against the Nittany Lions, who are seeking to victimize another high-profile team. Register to bet and wager with your pick.

Betting Preview for the Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers College Basketball Game on February 18, 2018

Where: Mackey Arena

When: Sunday, February 18, 8:00PM EST

Line: Penn State Nittany Lions () vs Purdue Boilermakers () –view all NCAA Basketball lines

TV Broadcast: BTN

Betting on the Penn State Nittany Lions (18-9)

Penn State are on a four-game win streak, and it is riding a huge momentum coming into Sunday’s match against another top 25 opponent. The Nittany Lions have already took down one Thursday, when they beat No. 8 Ohio State at home, 79-56. Tony Carr exploded for 30 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the field, while Mike Watkins had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds in an astounding effort at both ends of the floor. With the Boilermakers on a downward spiral, the Nittany Lions might just be catching Purdue at the right time. Penn State is putting up 76.1 points per game on 47.3 percent shooting from the field. Defensively, they are giving up only 66.4 points per contest.

Penn State is 6-1 SU and ATS in its last seven games overall.

Betting on the Purdue Boilermakers (23-4)

What is going on with the Boilermakers? It was not long ago when the Boilermakers were deemed as a likely No. 1 seed in the national tournament, but that’s no longer the case today after they have lost all of their last three games. The biggest culprit for their skid is their offense that is suddenly sputtering. Purdue is  averaging 82.5 points per game so far this season, but over its last three outings, the school has mustered just 60.3 points. That will have to change if the Boilermakers want to get out of this slump. Penn State is not an easy team to score against, but the Boilermakers still have the tools to dictate their own offense.

Carsen Edwards and Vincent Edwards are averaging 16.9 and 15.1 points per game, respectively, while big man Isaac Haas is making 15.0 points.

Purdue is 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS in its last 10 meetings with Penn State going back to 2012.

Writer’s Prediction:

Purdue wins, 75-70.

 

 

 

 

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Richmond
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