The #1 ranked team in the nation is just a 4.5 point favorite tonight.

The Penn State Nittany Lions (11-4 overall, 2-2 conference) host the Purdue Boilermakers (14-1 overall, 3-1 conference) in Big Ten men’s hoops.

Game Time

  • 6pm EST, Sunday, January, 8th 2023

Odds

  • Purdue -4.5
  • O/U 134.5

ATS & O/U Trends (vs. D-I Opp)

  • Purdue is 5-9-1 ATS
  • Purdue is 5-10 to the OVER
  • Penn State is 8-6-1 ATS
  • Penn State is 7-8 to the OVER

Last Year

  • Purdue went 2-0 vs. Penn State last season with wins by 8 and 7 (total points 130 and 141)

Key ATS Stats

  • Purdue is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games (8-1 straight up)
  • Penn State is 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games (6-3 straight up)

Key O/U Stats

  • Purdue is 1-5 to the OVER in their last 6 games (135+ points in 4 of 6)
  • Penn State games have eclipsed 134.5 points all but twice this season (13-2 over 134.5 points)

Key Observations

  • Penn State’s top five scorers are all seniors
  • Penn State isn’t a very tall team (could be a problem vs Zach Edey)
  • The game is being played at The Palestra in Philadelphia
  • Six days ago Purdue was an -8.5 point home favorite and lost outright vs. Rutgers

Square Bettor Summary

It’s a bit of a head scratcher when the #1 ranked team in the country is only a -4.5 point favorite vs. an unranked team. Penn State is playing good basketball this year having already defeated Iowa and Illinois. Give me the points and the over.

Square Bettor Picks

  • Penn State +4.5
  • Over 134.5