Indiana vs Penn State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Penn State -4
The Indiana Hoosiers travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 4 point favorites.
Indiana comes into this game with an overall record of 15-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 74.7 points per game while giving up 66.6 per contest. Penn State has an overall record of 14-5. They are averaging 77.6 points per game and surrendering 67.7, good for a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 10-10-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 10-10-0 against the over/under
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
01/28/20 F Race Thompson Back is questionable Wednesday vs Penn State
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trayce Jackson-Davis comes into this contest averaging 14.1 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Justin Smith averages 11.6 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Lamar Stevens averages 16.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Myreon Jones averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 74.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 97th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 71st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 292nd in the nation. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 42nd and 158th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 197th with 13.2 per game. The Hoosiers allow 66.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 111th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 125th and 154th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 155th place in Division 1. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 40th in the country with 77.6 points per game this year. They are 123rd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 254th in the nation. They are 46th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game, and 88th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Nittany Lions are 286th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Nittany Lions surrender 67.7 points per contest, which ranks them 140th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 179th in those defensive statistics. They rank 132nd with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 285th with 37.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nittany Lions are 248th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Hoosiers are 74th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 194th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 151st. As a team they are 133rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 321st in Division 1. Indiana is 221st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Penn State is 324th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Nittany Lions have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 72nd. They are 54th in D-1 in pace with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 122nd. As a unit they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 117th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Indiana/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Penn State -4
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