Penn State at Northwestern College Basketball Betting Tips 2/4/2019
Monday, February 4, 2019
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The Penn State Nittany Lions head to Welsh-Ryan Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Monday, February 4, 2019. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 4.5 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 7-14. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 68.5 points per game while giving up 69.4 per contest. Northwestern has an overall record of 12-9. They are averaging 68.5 points per game and surrendering 64.6, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-14-0 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-10-0 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-13-1 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
12/14/18 F Satchel Pierce Academics is out for season
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/22/19 F Pete Nance Illness is out indefinitely
Lamar Stevens comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Rasir Bolton averages 11.7 points per contest in 26.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 1.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Vic Law scores 15.3 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.6 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Dererk Pardon averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State averages 68.5 points per contest, which is 287th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 321st. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 292nd in the nation. They average 36.7 boards per contest and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 121st and 264th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 217th with 12.8 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 69.4 points per contest, which is 128th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 266th and 303rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 166th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 114th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 177th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern is 288th in the nation with 68.5 points per contest this season. They are 310th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 225th in the NCAA. They are 288th in D-1 in rebounding with 33.4 boards per contest and 92nd in assists per game with 14.6. The Wildcats are 318th in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Wildcats give up 64.6 points per game, which ranks them 30th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 120th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 191st with 13.2 dimes allowed per game and 164th with 34.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 140th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 99.4, which is ranked 276th. They are 263rd in college basketball in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 319th. As a unit they are 325th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 152nd in D-1. Penn State is 217th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 296th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats are 244th in the country in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 294th in Division 1 with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 301st. As a team they are 274th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 138th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State +4.5
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