Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions 1-8-23

Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions 1/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions 1/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The #1 Purdue Boilermakers will go against the Penn State Nittany Lions in NCAAB action in Palestra, PA, on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 6:00 PM ET.


Few people anticipated Purdue to start quickly after the squad that finished with 30 wins last year lost numerous important players.


However, the Boilermakers started well, winning their first 13 matches, including victories over Duke, Marquette, West Virginia, and Gonzaga.


Purdue jumped to the top of the standings thanks to their strong start. Then, just like the previous season, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights made the decision to end their run.


Rutgers won against a top-ranked Purdue team for the second time in a row, this time at Purdue. But Purdue recovered, defeating #24 Ohio State 71-69 on the road on Thursday night.


With a second consecutive Big Ten road victory, Purdue, which already won 14 of its first 15 games, will try to maintain its precarious hold on the top slot.


In terms of scoring offense this season, Purdue is placed 54th. Their 3-point shooting team is only ranked 268th in the nation.


Purdue won’t damage itself, ranking 20th in the country in turnovers. On the defensive end, Purdue is now 21st in scoring defense and 30th in 3pt defense, thanks in large part to the dominating presence of the 7″ foot Edey.


  • The Purdue Boilermakers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 matches. 
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Purdue’s previous 6 meetings. 
  • The Boilermakers are 14-1 SU in their last 15 matches.

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Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Predictions 1/8/2023


This would likely rank as the greatest victory in program history should the Nittany Lions be able to overturn the #1 ranked Purdue Boilermakers.


The Penn State Nittany Lions are off to a strong start this season with 11 victories, including victories over a then 17th-ranked Illinois team and a win over Iowa.


In their most recent game, on the road against Michigan, Penn State fell 79-69, snapping a five-game win streak. 


Expectations are even higher this year in Happy Valley after the team struggled to a 14-17 record last year but managed two victories in the Big Ten Tournament.


This club should surpass last year’s total with 11 victories already. The scoring offense of the Nittany Lions is currently ranked 64th in the nation.


They are ranked 19th overall and one of the top 3-point shooting teams in the nation. Being on the smaller side, it is expected that the squad ranks 185th in rebounding.


Penn State ranks 104th in scoring defense and 173rd against three-point shots defensively. The squad ranks first in turnovers per game, which speaks to their ability to run their things and not let games slip away.


  • The Penn State Nittany Lions are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 matches. 
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Penn State’s last 5 matches. 
  • The Nittany Lions are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches.

#1 Purdue Boilermakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions. The NCAAB pick for this game is the #1 Purdue Boilermakers. A talented Rutgers squad that is emerging as a serious threat shocked Purdue at home.


The 7th-ranked rebounding squad in the nation could help the Boilermakers dominate the glass against a rather weak Penn State front.


In addition, Purdue enters with the 30th-ranked three-point defense, which will help them be ready and cover for Penn State’s shooters.


Like Penn State, Purdue rarely gives up possession, therefore they are quite satisfied to play a possession-to-possession style of game.


Purdue will prosper with Edey in the paint, whereas the Nittany Lions will rely on contested three-point goals.


Although Penn State had a good start, they don’t have the same resume as the Boilermakers, who already defeated five opponents who were rated in the top five.


Expect the Boilermakers to seize the initiative late and attempt to maintain their grasp on the nation’s top place. The Boilermakers will win to a predicted score of 71-64.


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NCAAB Starting Time: 6:00 PM (EDT)


Location: Palestra, PA


Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023




NCAAB Odds: Purdue Boilermakers -5.5


NCAAB Totals: 135.5


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