Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Prediction, 2/27/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Location: Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-20) are traveling to Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions (11-13).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers stepped onto the hardwood against Northwestern and ended up losing by a score of 77-65 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Cornhuskers ended up with 10 while Northwestern had 14 fouls. They also converted 13 of 32 shots from 3-point land. Northwestern shot 66.7% from the free throw line by converting 4 of 6 tries. In addition, Northwestern snagged 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Northwestern doled out 20 assists and had 10 steals in this matchup. In the matter of defending, Nebraska allowed 50.0% from the field on 30 out of 60 shooting. They also recorded 16 assists for the game while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers made 10 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. Nebraska ended the game with a 41.4% FG percentage (24 out of 58) and knocked down 7 of 24 three-point shots.
Alonzo Verge is a guy who played a role in the matchup. He finished the game at 42.9% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. He was on the court for 27 minutes and snagged 2 boards. He left the arena with 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting.
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Nebraska steps onto the hardwood with a record of 7-20 for the season. They have an average of 72.3 pts per contest (152nd in D-1) while connecting on 43.2% from the floor. The Cornhuskers are hitting 30.6% on three-point shots (186 of 607) and 71.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Nebraska is grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game and has totaled 350 assists this season, which is 204th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.3 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cornhuskers are forcing 13.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 291st in college hoops in giving up assists with 394 relinquished for the campaign. The Cornhuskers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (772 of 1,726) and they relinquish 41.3 boards per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 35.2% on shots from distance and they are 351st in college basketball in PPG allowed (79.3).
When they last played, the Penn State Nittany Lions went home defeated by a final of 67-61 when they faced Maryland. The Nittany Lions pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 31 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 7 steals in the game. Maryland committed 11 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Nittany Lions to the free throw line for a total of 5 attempts. They were able to convert 3 of those for a rate of 60.0%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Penn State converted 8 of 19 tries (42.1%). Overall, the Nittany Lions finished the game shooting 25 out of 53 from the floor which had them shooting 47.2%. The Nittany Lions allowed Maryland to make 23 out of 50 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.0% for this contest. They finished 30.0% from downtown by going 6 out of 20 and finished the game at 15 of 19 from the charity stripe (78.9%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Penn State allowed Maryland to snag 24 in all (4 on the offensive side).
John Harrar was important for the Nittany Lions in this contest. He buried 7 out of 10 for this contest for a rate of 70.0%, and had 13 rebounds. He accumulated 14 points in his 31 mins on the hardwood and earned 2 dimes in this game.
Penn State has a mark of 11-13 this year. The Nittany Lions are committing 15.4 fouls every game and they connect on 73.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.3 times per game (239th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.2 times per contest. Penn State has tallied 1,561 points so far this year (65.0 per contest) and they pull down 35.8 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Nittany Lions are connecting on 43.6% from the floor, which is ranked 217th in college hoops.
The Nittany Lions on the defensive side of the court are 48th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 64.8. They are able to force 8.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.1% from the field (69th in the country). The Penn State defense surrenders 34.5% on 3-pointers (180 of 522) and their opposition makes 71.5% of their foul shots. They give up 12.8 dimes and 31.8 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 191st and 53rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Penn State
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