Nebraska at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Bryce Jordan Center to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 8 point favorites.
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Nebraska heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-6. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 74.0 points per contest while giving up 70.4 per game. Penn State has an overall mark of 12-6. They are averaging 77.4 points per contest and giving up 65.3, which is a point differential of 12.1.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 11-5 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-11 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-6 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
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James Palmer averages 15.8 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Isaac Copeland averages 12.3 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Tony Carr scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Lamar Stevens averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska averages 74.0 points per contest this year, which is 196th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 262nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 118th in Division 1. They average 37.1 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 143rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 308th with 11.7 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 70.4 points per contest, which is 132nd in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 88th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 313th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 121st place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 155th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 111th in the country with 77.4 points per contest this season. They are 75th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.1. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 70th in Division 1. They are 110th in the country in rebounding with 37.6 boards per contest and 130th in assists per game with 14.7. The Nittany Lions are 163rd in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Nittany Lions give up 65.3 points per game, which ranks them 37th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 58th and 130th in those defensive statistics. They rank 37th with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 81st with 32.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Nittany Lions are 291st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Cornhuskers are 151st in the country in defensive rating with 99.9, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 173rd. They are 198th in college basketball in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 258th. As a unit they are 245th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 242nd in D-1. Nebraska is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 64th in the country.
Penn State is 179th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 46th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are 23rd in the nation in defensive rating with 91.5, and their offensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 102nd. They are 145th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 117th. As a unit they are 133rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 309th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska +8
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