Saturday, November 28, 2015
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Bucknell Bison travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, November 28, 2015. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 143. The Bison come into this game with an overall record of 3-2 and a road record of 2-0. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 2-2 and a home record of 2-1.
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Chris Hass comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bison. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Zach Thomas averages 15 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Bucknell. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Brandon Taylor averages 16 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 60%. Shep Garner averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Bucknell averages 81 points per contest this season which ranks them 64th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 107th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 172nd in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game which ranks them 190th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 237th with 14.2 per game. The Bison allow 79 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 257th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 190th and 79th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 228th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 245th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 173rd in the Division 1.
Penn State averages 64 points per game this year which ranks them 295th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 263rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 229th in the nation. They average 33 rebounds per game and 8.8 assists per contest which ranks them 270th and 337th respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 22nd with 9.5 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 115th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 43% average from behind the arc ranking them 232nd and 327th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 188th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 137th place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 115th in college basketball.
Bucknell Bison Betting Trends
The Bucknell Bison are 0-1 against the spread
The Bucknell Bison are 1-0 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-3 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-3 against the over/under
Bucknell Bison Injuries
11/15/15 C Ben Oberfeld Undisclosed "?"
11/15/15 G Matt O'Reilly Illness "?"
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Bucknell
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