Saturday, February 6, 2016
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Indiana Hoosiers travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 8 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Hoosiers come into this game with an overall record of 19-4 and a road record of 4-2. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-12. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 11-12 and a home record of 7-3. They have an over/under record of 11-11 and they are 10-11 against the spread.
Yogi Ferrell comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hoosiers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. James Blackmon averages 15.8 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Brandon Taylor averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Shep Garner averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Indiana averages 85 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.5 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 4th in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game which ranks them 67th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 14.3 per game. The Hoosiers allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 94th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 159th and 104th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 34th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 77th in the Division 1.
Penn State averages 65.3 points per game this year which ranks them 311th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 306th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 342nd in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 9.6 assists per contest which ranks them 235th and 344th respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 38th with 11.2 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 115th and 272nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 176th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 109th place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in college basketball.
The Hoosiers average 77.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 120.4 and they assist on 55% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 60%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.4%. The Hoosiers give up 74.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Nittany Lions score 69.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 55.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.5 points per game. The Nittany Lions have a rating on offense of 98.4 and 42.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Penn State turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.2%. The Nittany Lions give up 67.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 12-11 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 11-12 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-11 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-11 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/13/15 G Josh Newkirk Eligibility out for season
01/05/16 G James Blackmon Jr Knee out for season
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
01/16/16 G Josh Reaves Mononucleosis out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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