Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers 3-11-22

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers 3/11/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers 3/11/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Penn State Nittany Lions (14-16) will collide with the Purdue Boilermakers (25-6) in the Big Ten Conference Quarterfinal Round at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Friday, March 11, 2022, at 9:00 PM ET.

 

Penn State earned the 11th-seed after improving to 14-16 overall and advanced to the  quarterfinal round after disappointing Ohio State in the second round of the tournament.

 

The Nittany Lions ended the regular season with a three-game losing skid but bounced back after winning the first two rounds of the tournament with victory over Minnesota at 60-51 in round 1 and the recent three-point win over the 6th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes yesterday.

 

Penn State dropped to 12th place at 7-13 in the Big Ten Conference with a 14-16 overall standing and a 1-10 road record on the year. The Lions trailed a 24-33 halftime deficit by the Buckeyes but managed to get back with a 47-35 rally in the final half resulting in their 71-68 victory.

 

Guard Sam Sessoms scored 18 points off the bench in leading Penn State while starting Guard Jalen Pickett led the way with 16 points, 8 boards, and 5 assists.

 

Guard Jalen Pickett led the scoring for the Nittany Lions with an average of 13.2 PPG on 41.6% FG and in assists with an average of 4.3 per match. Forward J Harrar controlled the glass for PSU with an average of 10.3 RPG.

 

The Nittany Lions posted an average of 64.7 PPG on 43.3% overall shooting while their defense has given away 64.9 PPG to their opponents.

 

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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Purdue Boilermakers Predictions 3/11/2022

 

The Purdue Boilermakers ended their regular season with an overall standing at 25-6 and head to this quarterfinal round on third seed with a 14-6 conference record. The Boilermakers beat the Indiana Hoosiers in the end-game of the regular season with a 3-2 stretch in their last five.

 

Purdue took 3rd place at 14-6 in the Big Ten Conference with an overall standing at 25-6 and a home record at 16-1 on the year. In beating Indiana, the Boilermakers ended the first half with a four-point lead but allowed a 38-38 score in the final half on the way to their 69-67 victory.

 

Guard Eric Hunter Jr. scored 17 points with 5 boards and 5 assists in leading the way for Purdue while Center Zach Edey grabbed 11 rebounds and doubled it with 10 points for the Boilermakers.

 

Purdue recorded an average of 80.7 PPG in shooting for 49.7% from the floor while their defense gave up an average of 68.8 PPG to their rivals.

 

Guard Jaden Ivey led the scoring for the Boilermakers with an average of 17.2 PPG on 45.9% FG. Center Zach Edey pulled down 7.6 rebounds per contest, and Guard Sasha Stefanovic dished an average of 3.4 assists per game.          

 

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Purdue Boilermakers. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Purdue -8.5. The Boilermakers are the stronger team in this match-up and got the momentum after beating Indiana in the end-game with a 3-2 run.

 

Purdue has the potent offense that averages 80.7 PPG while Penn State posted just 64.7 PPG on their offense. Prediction: The Purdue Boilermakers will win to a score of 73-64.  

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 9:00 PM ET

 

Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN

 

Date: Friday, March 11, 2022

 

TV: BTN

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Purdue Boilermakers -8.5    

         

NCAAB Totals: 135.5

 

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