Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 0-1. They are 7-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 8-5 and a home record of 6-2. They have an over/under record of 3-7 and they are 6-4 against the spread.
Scottie Lindsey comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Vic Law averages 13.8 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Shep Garner averages 14.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Lamar Stevens averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Northwestern averages 76.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 86th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 129th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 84th in the country. They average 39 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 63rd and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 10.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 31st in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 82nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 156th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in Division 1.
Penn State averages 75.2 points per game this year which ranks them 114th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 239th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 148th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per contest which ranks them 109th and 71st respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 163rd with 13.5 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 141st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 81st and 230th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 105th place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 69.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 112.1 and they assist on 67.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Northwestern turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.9%. The Wildcats give up 65.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Nittany Lions score 77.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 87 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 16.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.4 points per game. The Nittany Lions have a rating on offense of 101.2 and 58.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Penn State turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.6%. The Nittany Lions give up 68.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-2 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 4-6 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-4 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 3-7 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
12/01/16 C Dererk Pardon Hand out indefinitely
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State
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