Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Indiana Hoosiers travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
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The Hoosiers come into this game with an overall record of 12-6 and a road record of 0-2. They are 8-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-8. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 11-7 and a home record of 7-3. They have an over/under record of 5-10 and they are 10-5 against the spread.
James Blackmon comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hoosiers. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Robert Johnson averages 13.7 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Shep Garner averages 12.4 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Lamar Stevens averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Indiana averages 84.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 39th in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 49th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 307th with 15.1 per game. The Hoosiers allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 94th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the country. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in Division 1.
Penn State averages 72.7 points per game this year which ranks them 179th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 272nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 213th in the nation. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 95th and 113th respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 184th with 13.6 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 68.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 162nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 283rd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 75th place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in college basketball.
The Hoosiers average 76.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.7 per contest. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 118.3 and they assist on 54.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.6%. The Hoosiers give up 81 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Nittany Lions score 75 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.7 points per game. The Nittany Lions have a rating on offense of 99.1 and 56.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Penn State turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.8%. The Nittany Lions give up 68.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 8-7 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 7-8 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-5 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 5-10 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/08/16 F Collin Hartman Knee out indefinitely
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State
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