Alabama vs Penn State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/14/2019
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Penn State -10
The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 10 point favorites.
Alabama heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-4. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 79.4 points per contest while giving up 77.8 per game. Penn State has an overall mark of 8-2. They are averaging 79.5 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 12.6.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-3-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/11/19 G Jahvon Quinerly Eligibility is out for season
11/05/19 F Juwan Gary Knee is out for season
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kira Lewis Jr. comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. John Petty averages 15.0 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Lamar Stevens averages 16.6 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Myreon Jones averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 79.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 56th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 187th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 119th in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 89th and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 18.0 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 77.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 327th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 191st and 150th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 271st and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 153rd place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 54th in the country with 79.5 points per game this year. They are 150th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 12.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 219th in the nation. They are 31st in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game, and 62nd in assists per contest with 15.5. The Nittany Lions are 240th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Nittany Lions surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 147th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 237th in those defensive statistics. They rank 111th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 208th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nittany Lions are 285th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Crimson Tide are 188th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.3. In terms of pace they are 8th in the country with 78.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 116th. As a team they are 115th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 19th in Division 1. Alabama is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 294th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 107.4, which is ranked 82nd. They are 50th in D-1 in pace with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 148th. As a unit they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 113th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Penn State -10
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