Nebraska at Penn State NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/19/2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 3 point favorites.
Nebraska comes into this game with an overall record of 15-11. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 62.9 per contest. Penn State has an overall mark of 9-16. They are averaging 68.2 points per contest and giving up 69.2, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 11-12-2 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-16-0 against the over/under
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
01/26/19 F Isaac Copeland Jr. Knee is out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Glynn Watson Jr. averages 12.1 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. James Palmer comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Rasir Bolton averages 12.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Lamar Stevens averages 19.2 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers allow 62.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 306th, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the NCAA. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in the nation. Nebraska averages 71.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 203rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 259th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 210th in D-1. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 116th and 207th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 346th with 10.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions surrender 69.2 points per contest, which ranks them 118th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 257th and 322nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 112th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 155th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nittany Lions are 230th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Penn State is 290th in the country with 68.2 points per game this year. They are 317th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.9. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 316th in the nation. They are 144th in the country in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game and 288th in assists per contest with 11.9. The Nittany Lions are 226th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 106.7, which is ranked 111th. They are 284th in college basketball in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 262nd. As a unit they are 249th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 164th in D-1. Nebraska is 343rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 227th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions are 289th in the country in offensive rating with 99. In terms of pace they are 247th in Division 1 with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 323rd. As a team they are 323rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 191st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State -3
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