The No. 1 Purdue Boilermakers will host the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Tipoff from Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET while airing on Big Ten Network.
Let’s take a look at the odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook and make some picks.
Penn State vs. Purdue odds
Spread: Purdue -10
Moneyline: Purdue -550, Penn State +400
Purdue (21-1, 10-1 Big Ten) has rattled off eight straight victories to hang on to its No. 1 ranking in the AP poll. Most recently, the Boilermakers took care of business with a 77-61 victory against the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday. Purdue big man Zach Edey had a terrific game, racking up 38 points and 13 rebounds in the win.
Penn State (14-7, 5-5 Big Ten) lost 65-45 against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights earlier in the week, but the Nittany Lions bounced back with a convincing 83-61 victory over the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday. Jalen Pickett flirted with a triple-double while producing 25 points with eight rebounds and eight assists in the blowout.
The Pick: Purdue -10
These teams already met once this season, and Purdue picked up a 76-63 win at Penn State. The Nittany Lions typically play much better at home, so this could be a challenging road trip for them. When Penn State gets beat, it’s often due to a discrepancy in the rebound department. That was the case in a blowout at Rutgers last week. A similar story could play out against a Purdue team that ranks first in all of college basketball when it comes to rebound rate.