Penn State at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/25/2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 1 point favorites.
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Penn State heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 75.6 points per contest while giving up 66.5 per game. Nebraska has an overall mark of 21-9. They are averaging 73.1 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 14-11 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 12-14 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 21-7 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-19 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
02/24/18 F Mike Watkins Knee is OUT Sunday vs Nebraska
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lamar Stevens averages 15.3 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Tony Carr averages 19.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Isaac Copeland averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%. James Palmer averages 17.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 79th and 173rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd, and they give up 11.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 50th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in college basketball. Penn State averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 130th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 57th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 51st in D-1. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 158th and 147th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 218th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 84th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 85th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 116th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 309th with 38.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 122nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game this season. Nebraska is 206th in Division 1 with 73.1 points per game this year. They are 242nd in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 170th in the nation. They are 132nd in college basketball in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game and 163rd in assists per contest with 13.8. The Cornhuskers are 324th in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Nittany Lions are 99th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 95.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 216th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 87th. As a team they are 114th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 296th in Division 1. Penn State is 214th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 52nd in the nation.
Nebraska is 317th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 25th in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 135th in the country in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 99.9 is ranked 103rd. In terms of pace they are 242nd in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 237th. As a team they are 222nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 220th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska -1
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