Penn State vs Purdue college basketball fearless prediction and game preview.
Penn State vs Purdue Broadcast
Date: Sunday, February 9
Game Time: 6:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, IN
Penn State (18-5) vs. Purdue (14-10) Game Preview
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Why Penn State Will Win
On a six-game winning streak, Penn State pulled up out of the nosedive with a rock-solid offense that keeps coming up with answers to every challenge, including at Michigan State.
The offense has showed off the firepower starting with a defense that comes up with a whole lot of steals and a whole lot of takeaways. Purdue’s offense doesn’t have the pop to keep up, it’s not good enough on the O line, and it can’t hold up on the defensive boards.
Expect Penn State to get several second chance points.
Why Purdue Will Win
During the three-game losing streak a few weeks ago, what was the problem? The Nittany Lions weren’t hitting from three, and now they have to deal with a Purdue defense that’s great from the perimeter.
What are the Boilermakers doing right over the three-game winning streak? They’re hitting the offensive boards hard, and they’re shooting far better, going 12-0 on the year when they hit 42%. Penn State’s defense is terrific, but Michigan State and Minnesota blew past the 42% mark in the last two games.
What’s Going To Happen
At home, Purdue will make it a fight and keep it close, but it’s having problems against the good teams on the slate lately. It’ll keep up the pace for a while, but the Penn State defense will force just enough mistakes to survive.
Penn State vs Purdue Prediction, Line
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