Penn State vs Indiana Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/23/2020
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -1
The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 1 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 20-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 67.2 per contest. Indiana has an overall mark of 17-9. They are averaging 72.5 points per contest and giving up 67.7, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 16-9-1 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 12-14-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
02/22/20 G Myreon Jones Illness is questionable Sunday vs Indiana U
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Myreon Jones averages 14.1 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Lamar Stevens comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Justin Smith averages 10.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Trayce Jackson-Davis averages 14.1 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 46th and 118th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 277th, and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 106th place in the NCAA. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in the nation. Penn State averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 44th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 137th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 179th in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 47th and 53rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 316th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoosiers surrender 67.7 points per contest, which ranks them 132nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 150th and 164th in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 31.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 115th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Indiana is 133rd in the country with 72.5 points per game this year. They are 102nd in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 232nd in the nation. They are 77th in the country in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game and 171st in assists per contest with 13.2. The Hoosiers are 181st in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Nittany Lions are 66th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.9. In terms of pace they are 65th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 123rd. As a team they are 142nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 130th in Division 1. Penn State is 335th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana is 204th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 104.7, which is ranked 111th. They are 202nd in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 169th. As a unit they are 154th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 323rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -1
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