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Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/23/14

Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-8) at Penn State Nittany Lions (9-10)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)

The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -2.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Thursday in Big Ten college basketball action.

The Penn State Nittany Lions are looking for their first Big Ten win of the season starting conference play 0-6. PSU is 6-5 at home this season and they have played the 59th ranked schedule in the nation. D.J. Newbill is averaging 17.3 points and 5.4 rebounds to lead the Nittany Lions. Tim Frazier is averaging 16.8 points and 6.4 assists, Ross Travis is averaging 10.7 points and 7.7 rebounds, and Brandon Taylor is averaging 9.5 points. Penn State is averaging 76.1 points and they are shooting 45.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Penn State has lost three of their last four by three points or less.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/23/14

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are coming off of their first Big Ten win of the season knocking off Ohio State in Lincoln. Nebraska is 1-4 in the Big Ten, 0-5 on the road this season, and they have played the 13th ranked schedule in the nation. Terran Petteway is averaging 17.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game to lead the Huskers. Shavon Shields is averaging 11.4points and 5.5 rebounds and Ray Gallegos and Walter Pitchford are averaging 7.9 points each. Nebraska is averaging 69.3 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Nebraska had a few close conference misses before breaking through.

Penn State is 1-6 against the spread against the Big Ten, 1-5 against the spread following a loss, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games. Nebraska is 4-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, 9-19 against the spread in their last 28 road games, and 15-36 against the spread following a win.

The total is set at 141.5 but I have this one well below that number and my pick is on the under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. 

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