Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Colgate Red Raiders - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colgate Red Raiders (1-2) at Penn State Nittany Lions (2-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Colgate Raiders will travel to play the Penn State Nittany Lions in a non-conference college basketball game on Wednesday.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-3 this season after losing to Cincinnati by a score of 71-50 in their last game. Penn State was overmatched in this game and was blown out by the Bearcats. Shep Garner led Penn State with 20 points and 3 rebounds in their win. Penn State shot 34.7% on field goals, 25% on three-pointers, and 91.7% on free throws in this game. Penn State is averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 77.2 points per game. Penn State is also averaging 31.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Shep Garner is averaging 16 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game, while Tony Carr is averaging 14.8 points and 4.2 rebounds per game for Penn State. Penn State is shooting 43.6% on field goals, 79.8% on free throws, and 33% on three-pointers.
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The Colgate Raiders are 1-2 this season after losing to NJIT by a score of 74-68 in their last game. Colgate led by 3 points at halftime but gave up 43 points in the second half for the loss. Jordan Swopshire led Colgate with 14 points and 8 rebounds in this game. Colgate shot 47.3% on field goals, 35% on three-pointers, and 60% on free throws in their defeat. Colgate is averaging 63.3 points per game while giving up 73.3 points per game. Colgate is also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Sean O’Brien is averaging 12.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game, while Malcolm Regisford is averaging 10 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for Colgate. Colgate is shooting 38.8% on field goals, 58.3% on free throws, and 26.3% on three-pointers.
Colgate is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 5-1 in Colgate’s last 6 games. Penn State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 Wednesday games. The under is 5-2 in Penn State’s last 7 non-conference games.
Penn State has struggled to start this season, while Colgate hasn’t found much success either. Colgate has struggled to score, but has allowed fewer points per game than Penn State has. Penn State has played some good teams and I like them to take advantage of a lesser Colgate team.