Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Indiana Hoosiers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/11/14
Indiana Hoosiers (10-5) at Penn State Nittany Lions (9-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions +1.5 -- Over/Under: 149 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Indiana Hoosiers face off on Saturday in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have started their Big Ten college hoops schedule off by losing their first three games. PSU is 6-4 overall at home this season but 1-6 against teams with a RPI better than 100. Tim Frazier is leading the Nittany Lions averaging 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. D.J. Newbill is averaging 16.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, Ross Travis is averaging 11.1 points and 8.3 rebounds, and Brandon Taylor is averaging 10.8 points and 5.4 rebounds. Penn State is averaging 77.4 points and they are shooting 45.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 73.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Penn State has lost four of their last five games.
The Indiana Hoosiers are still looking for their first Big 10 win of the season after dropping their first two games of conference play. IU is 0-2 on the road this season and they have lost three of their last five games. Kevin Yogi Ferrell leads the Hoosiers averaging 17.7 points per game. Noah Vonleh is averaging 11.8 points and 9.5 rebounds, Will Sheehey is averaging 10.9 points, and Jeremy Hollowell and Troy Williams are each averaging 7.7 points per game. Indiana is averaging 80.3 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39 percent. Indiana is still fighting through the pains of replacing their veteran team from last season.
Penn State is 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games, 0-4 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 0-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Indiana is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 1-3-1 against the spread following a loss, and 0-3-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
My free pick in this one is on the total and I like 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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