Penn State at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 11 point favorites.
Penn State heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-8. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 68.1 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Nebraska has an overall mark of 11-4. They are averaging 79.9 points per contest and giving up 61.3, which is a point differential of 18.6.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 5-10-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-11-0 against the over/under
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-3-2 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
Lamar Stevens comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Rasir Bolton averages 13.1 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
James Palmer averages 20.1 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Isaac Copeland averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State averages 68.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 299th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 300th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 287th in the nation. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 143rd and 287th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 185th with 13.4 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 72nd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 247th and 195th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 138th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 58th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska is 60th in the country with 79.9 points per game this year. They are 69th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 18.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 85th in the nation. They are 149th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 106th in assists per contest with 14.9. The Cornhuskers are 341st in turnovers per game with 10.4. The Cornhuskers surrender 61.3 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 9.3 assists allowed per contest and 207th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 263rd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 98.6, which is ranked 273rd. They are 277th in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 307th. As a unit they are 313th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 179th in D-1. Penn State is 165th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 341st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers are 19th in the country in offensive rating with 115.1. In terms of pace they are 235th in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 58th. As a team they are 45th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 122nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska -11
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