Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 9 point favorites.
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The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 12-10 and a road record of 2-3. They are 12-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-12. The Hoosiers have an overall record of 14-8 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 10-9 and they are 9-10 against the spread.
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Shep Garner comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Payton Banks averages 11.9 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
James Blackmon averages 17.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hoosiers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Robert Johnson averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Penn State averages 71 points per contest this season which ranks them 218th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 292nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 145th in the country. They average 36 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 156th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 193rd with 13.6 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 116th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 78th and 191st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 293rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 115th place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in Division 1.
Indiana averages 81.7 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 23rd in the nation. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 83rd respectively. In the turnover department the Hoosiers rank 306th with 14.9 per game. The Hoosiers allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 121st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the nation. The Hoosiers force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 315th in college basketball.
The Nittany Lions average 66.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 59.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -16 per contest. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 98.1 and they assist on 56.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Penn State turns the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.7%. The Nittany Lions give up 71.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hoosiers score 87.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 65.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 22.1 points per game. The Hoosiers have a rating on offense of 116.5 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Indiana turns it over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.7%. The Hoosiers give up 65.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 12-7 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-12 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-10 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 10-9 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
11/08/16 F Collin Hartman Knee out indefinitely
01/28/17 G James Blackmon Jr Leg out indefinitely
01/21/17 F Tim Priller Eligibility out indefinitely
01/20/17 F OG Anunoby Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -9
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