Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/20/14
Penn State Nittany Lions (13-13) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Penn State Nittany Lions face off on Thursday in Lincoln in Bg Ten college basketball.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are playing their best basketball of the year and they have won five of their last six games. Nebraska is 6-6 in the Big Ten and 11-1 at home this season. Terran Petteway leads the Huskers averaging 17.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Shavon Shields is averaging 11.8 points and 5.4 rebounds, Ray Gallegos is averaging 7.4 points, and Walter Pitchford is averaging 9.0 points. Nebraska is averaging 66.8 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they allowing 65.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43.4 percent. Nebraska has moved into sixth place in the Big Ten standings.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions have lost three of their last four games and they have slipped to 11th place in the conference standings. PSU is 5-6 away from home and 4-9 against the Big Ten. D.J. Newbill leads the Nittany Lions in scoring averaging 17.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Tim Frazier is averaging 15.9 points and 5.9 assists, Brandon Taylor is averaging 9.7 points, and Ross Travis is averaging 9.3 points and .8 rebounds. Penn State is averaging 73.5 points and they are shooting 43.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Penn State beat Nebraska by four points on January 23rd.
Nebraska is 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 games, 4-1 against the spread following a win, and 7-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. Penn State is 7-3-1 against the spread I their last 11 road games, 4-10 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 2-7 against the spread following a loss. Penn State is 1-4 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one will be on the total so please check back shortly after the totals are released and I will update this with my free pick. 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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