Purdue vs Penn State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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The Penn State Nittany Lions (14-7, 5-5 Big Ten) will visit the Purdue Boilermakers (21-1, 10-1 Big Ten) after losing three road games in a row. It starts at 6:30 PM ET on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Boilermakers and the Nittany Lions features the Boilermakers as healthy 9.5-point favorites. The game has an over/under of 135.5.

Purdue vs. Penn State Odds

Point Spread for Purdue vs. Penn State

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Purdue as the favorite.

Purdue vs. Penn State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Purdue has -519 odds to pick up the win, while Penn State is listed at +382 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 135.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Arena: Mackey Arena

Purdue vs. Penn State Betting Trends

Purdue has played 22 games, with nine wins against the spread. The Boilermakers have been victorious in 16, or 94.1%, of the 17 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Purdue’s games this year have gone over the total in eight out of 21 opportunities (38.1%).

In Penn State’s 21 games this season, it has 12 wins against the spread. The Nittany Lions have won one of the seven games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (14.3%). Penn State’s games this season have hit the over 52.4% of the time (11 out of 21 games with a set point total).

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Purdue vs. Penn State Key Players to Watch


Zach Edey paces his team in both points (22.1) and rebounds (13.0) per game, and also puts up 1.4 assists. Defensively, he posts 0.3 steals and 2.2 blocked shots. Braden Smith is tops on the Boilermakers at 4.1 assists per game, while also putting up 4.6 rebounds and 9.5 points. Fletcher Loyer is averaging 12.8 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game. Caleb Furst posts 6.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game, shooting 52.4% from the floor.

Penn State

Jalen Pickett is No. 1 on the Nittany Lions in scoring (17.6 points per game), rebounding (8.0) and assists (7.0), making 51.0% from the floor and 34.3% from beyond the arc with 1.1 triples per contest. He also produces 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Seth Lundy is putting up 14.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, making 47.7% of his shots from the field and 42.6% from 3-point range, with 2.5 triples per contest. Andrew Funk gets the Nittany Lions 13.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He also puts up 0.6 steals and 0.0 blocked shots. Camren Wynter gets the Nittany Lions 8.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He also posts 0.4 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers

Purdue and its Big Ten opponents have combined to go over the point total five out of 11 times this season. The Boilermakers are scoring 73.8 points per game this year (137th-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived on defense, ceding only 60.3 points per game (10th-best). Purdue is thriving when it comes to rebounding, as it ranks ninth-best in college basketball in rebounds (37.0 per game) and best in boards allowed (24.6 per contest).

When playing at home, the Boilermakers are scoring 4.8 more points per game (74.9) than they are on the road (70.1). Purdue is draining 7.0 three-pointers per game (226th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 33.2% shooting percentage (229th-ranked) from beyond the arc. So far this season, the Boilermakers are giving up 6.2 three-pointers per game (64th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 29.9% (26th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Boilermakers have gone 9-1 over their last 10 games, with a 5-4-1 record against the spread during that span. Four of Purdue’s past 10 outings have hit the over. Purdue has been racking up 70.1 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 73.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Purdue has been slightly better on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 58.9 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 60.3 it has surrendered per game this season.

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What you need to know about the Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State has compiled a 6-4-0 record against the spread in conference action this year. The Nittany Lions are 143rd in the country in points scored (73.6 per game) and 92nd in points allowed (66.6). At 30.9 rebounds per game and 33.3 rebounds conceded, Penn State is 247th and 304th in college basketball, respectively.

The Nittany Lions are scoring more points at home (77.2 per game) than away (68.4). In 2022-23 Penn State is fifth-best in the nation in 3-point makes (10.7 per game), and 17th-best in 3-point percentage (38.5%). The Nittany Lions are 180th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (7.2 per game) and 147th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.0%).

The Nittany Lions have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Penn State has hit the over seven times. Over its last 10 games, Penn State is averaging 70.1 points per game, 3.5 fewer points than its season average (73.6). Over their previous 10 games, the Nittany Lions are ceding 66.8 points per contest, 0.2 more points than their season average (66.6).

Purdue vs. Penn State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Purdue, and we expect that Penn State will cover the spread (Purdue -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 135.5 points.

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How to bet Purdue vs. Penn State

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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