PURDUE @ PENN ST. | 1/31 | 7:00 PM EST
The Boilermakers have been on a roll lately and have won eight of their last nine games. Despite their success, they are 1.5 games behind Michigan and Michigan State in the Big Ten standings and they are currently projected to be a number three seed in the NCAA tournament.
The Nittany Lions have struggled this season, especially in Big Ten play where they have lost their first nine games. They will be trying to snap out of their funk and pick up their first conference win of the season with an upset win over the Boilermakers.
My numbers see the powerful Boilermakers beating Penn State by 10 points Thursday and covering the spread in nearly 65 percent of simulations. The downtrodden Lions are still seeking their first Big Ten win and are coming off a home loss to Rutgers. They lack the size and playmakers to hang with Purdue. Lay the points.