Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Colorado Buffaloes travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has Colorado as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Buffaloes come into this game with an overall record of 10-1 and a road record of 2-0. They are 6-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-3. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 8-3 and a home record of 6-1. They have an over/under record of 4-6 and they are 4-5 against the spread.
Josh Scott comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Buffaloes. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. George King averages 15.4 points per game in 24.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Colorado. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Brandon Taylor averages 15.6 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Shep Garner averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Colorado averages 84.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 52nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 31st in the country. They average 45 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game which ranks them 3rd and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 229th with 13.8 per game. The Buffaloes allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 136th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 76th and 257th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 79th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 35th place in the country. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 312th in the Division 1.
Penn State averages 66.4 points per game this year which ranks them 275th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 283rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 272nd in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 9.8 assists per contest which ranks them 159th and 333rd respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 39th with 11 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 45th and 218th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 129th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 78th place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 210th in college basketball.
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 6-2 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 5-3 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-5 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-6 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/16/15 F Xavier Johnson Achilles out indefinitely
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado
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