Penn State vs Nebraska Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska +8.5
The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 8.5 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 77.0 points per game while giving up 66.8 per contest. Nebraska has an overall record of 7-14. They are averaging 72.1 points per game and surrendering 75.4, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 12-8-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 11-10-0 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 13-8-0 against the over/under
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Myreon Jones averages 13.9 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Lamar Stevens comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Haanif Cheatham averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Cam Mack averages 13.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 33rd and 157th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 297th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 121st place in the NCAA. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 261st in the nation. Penn State averages 77.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 56th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 135th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 265th in D-1. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 45th and 98th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 306th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers surrender 75.4 points per contest, which ranks them 304th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 224th and 93rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 281st with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 349th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 209th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Nebraska is 158th in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 265th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -3.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 149th in the nation. They are 205th in the country in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game and 86th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Cornhuskers are 330th in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Nittany Lions are 84th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.1. In terms of pace they are 54th in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 141st. As a team they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 128th in Division 1. Penn State is 331st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 340th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 97.9, which is ranked 254th. They are 66th in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 232nd. As a unit they are 290th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 95th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska +8.5
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