Penn State vs. Nebraska - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-9) at Penn State Nittany Lions (14-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Saturday at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have split their last 10 games and look for their second road win. On the season, Nebraska is averaging 63.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 61.1 points on 39 percent shooting. Terran Petteway is averaging 19 points and five rebounds while Shavon Shields is averaging 16 points and 6.3 rebounds. Walter Pitchford is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Benny Parker is dishing two assists. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have four players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 72.2 percent from the line and 30.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and has given up 60 or less points in six of its last eight games.
USA TODAY Sports
The Penn State Nittany Lions have split their last four games and look for their third straight home win. On the season, PSU is averaging 69 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 66.1 points on 40.6 percent shooting. D.J. Newbill is averaging 21.3 points and 3.1 assists while Brandon Taylor is averaging 9.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. Shep Garner is dishing 2.3 assists and Geno Thorpe is shooting 41.1 percent from the field. The Penn State Nittany Lions have five players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 32.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, PSU is allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five straight games.
The Cornhuskers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Cornhuskers are the better team of the two and a combination of Petteway and Shields will be too much for a PSU team that's led by one elite scorer. Give me the Cornhuskers and the free bucket, but they'll win outright.