Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Bob Devaney Sports Center
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Bob Devaney Sports Center to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 2.5 point favorites.
The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 14-12 and a road record of 3-4. They are 14-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-13. The Cornhuskers have an overall record of 10-14 and a home record of 7-6. They have an over/under record of 9-12 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
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Tony Carr comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Lamar Stevens averages 12.3 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Tai Webster averages 18 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Cornhuskers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Penn State averages 72.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 187th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 161st in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 187th and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 210th with 13.6 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 102nd and 178th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 105th place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in Division 1.
Nebraska averages 71 points per game this year which ranks them 218th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 285th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 288th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per contest which ranks them 40th and 300th respectively. In the turnover department the Cornhuskers rank 155th with 13 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 190th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 185th and 349th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.2 rebounds a game which ranks 261st and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 159th place in the nation. The Cornhuskers force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in college basketball.
The Nittany Lions average 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 73.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 99.3 and they assist on 56% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. 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 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27%. The Nittany Lions give up 74.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cornhuskers score 72 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1 point per game. The Cornhuskers have a rating on offense of 101.1 and 44.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69 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 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Nebraska turns it over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.8%. The Cornhuskers give up 71 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 14-9 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-13 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 11-11 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-12 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
02/13/17 G Terrence Samuel Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Nebraska
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
12/28/16 G Anton Gill Knee out for season
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
02/13/17 G Glynn Watson Jr. Groin probable Tuesday vs. Penn State
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska -2.5
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