Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 1/2/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
The Indiana Hoosiers (10-2) are hitting the road to Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday where they will try to beat the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-5).
The Indiana Hoosiers faced Northern Kentucky and walked away with a win by a score of 79-61 in their last contest. Indiana finished with a 58.2% FG percentage (32 out of 55) and converted 5 of their 15 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Hoosiers made 10 of their 15 tries for a rate of 66.7%. With regard to rebounding, they compiled 31 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 9 turnovers and having 6 steals. In reference to the defense, Indiana allowed the other team to go 35.6% from the floor on 21 of 59 shooting. Northern Kentucky earned 13 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. Additionally, Northern Kentucky had 23 boards (9 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Northern Kentucky finished shooting 75.0% at the charity stripe by converting 9 of their 12 shots. They converted 10 of 33 shots from beyond the arc. Regarding personal fouls, the Hoosiers ended up finishing with 16 while Northern Kentucky totaled 14 personal fouls.
Trayce Jackson-Davis is someone who came through in this matchup. He shot 81.8% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists. He was on the court for 29 mins played and also grabbed 6 rebounds. He accounted for 21 points on 9 out of 11 shooting.
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Indiana enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 10-2 for the season. They average 77.2 pts per contest (78th in Division 1) while hitting 49.0% from the field. The Hoosiers are shooting 37.0% on 3-point shots (84 of 227) and 67.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, Indiana is snagging 41.6 boards per game and is sitting with 192 dimes so far this year, which ranks 83rd in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.5 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.3 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Hoosiers are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.9 fouls. They rank 26th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 115 surrendered this season. The Hoosiers are allowing a shooting percentage of 35.0% (256 of 731) and they concede 31.7 boards per game as a unit. They relinquish 28.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 46th in the country in points per game allowed (61.7).
For their last game, the Penn State Nittany Lions took a loss by a score of 80-64 when they faced Michigan State. The Nittany Lions were able to corral 22 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 28 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 6 steals for this game. Michigan State had 8 fouls for the matchup which got the Nittany Lions to the charity stripe for 7 tries. They were able to convert 5 of them for a rate of 71.4%. In reference to shooting from distance, Penn State made 5 out of 20 tries (25.0%). In all, the Nittany Lions went 27 out of 63 from the floor which had them shooting 42.9%. The Nittany Lions permitted Michigan State to knock down 31 of their 59 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 52.5% in this game. They finished 42.9% from beyond the arc by going 9 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 13 from the free throw line (69.2%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Penn State permitted Michigan State to grab 36 in total (8 on the offensive side).
John Harrar pitched in for the Nittany Lions for the contest. He earned 16 points in his 26 minutes of playing time and had 3 dimes in the matchup. He knocked down 6 of 9 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and added 11 rebounds.
Penn State has a mark of 5-5 this season. As an offensive team, the Nittany Lions are connecting on 45.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 133rd in college basketball. Penn State has accounted for 673 points this year (67.3 per game) and they collect 35.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.7 times per contest (166th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.0 times per game. The Nittany Lions commit 14.6 personal fouls per game and they go 73.7% from the free throw line.
The Nittany Lions are ranked 116th in the country in points allowed per game with 65.9. They have forced 9.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (167th in Division 1). The Penn State defense gives up 33.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (79 of 235) and their opponents are knocking down 70.9% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 12.2 assists and 31.2 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 164th and 40th in college basketball.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Penn State and under the total points
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