Indiana vs. Penn State - 1/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Penn State Nittany Lions (12-4) at Indiana Hoosiers (12-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Indiana Hoosiers meet Tuesday night at the Assembly Hall.
The Penn State Nittany Lions look to snap a three-game skid and win their first conference game. On the season, Penn State is averaging 69.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 66.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting. D.J. Newbill is averaging 21.3 points and 2.9 assists while Brandon Taylor is averaging 9.5 points and 6.3 rebounds. Shep Garner is dishing 2.3 assists and Ross Travis is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Penn State Nittany Lions are a defensive minded team that’s allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 68 or less points in five of their last seven games. Offensively, Penn State is shooting 69.5 percent from the free throw line and 32.1 percent from beyond the arc. Penn State is 2-2 SU on the road this season.
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The Indiana Hoosiers have split their last four games and look for their third conference win. On the season, Indiana is averaging 82 points on 47.7 percent shooting and is allowing 71.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 16.7 points and 5.6 rebounds while Yogi Ferrell is averaging 15.9 points and 4.7 assists. Troy Williams is the third player averaging double-digit points and Robert Johnson is shooting 46.7 percent from the field. The Indiana Hoosiers are one of the top offensive teams in the country, which includes 72.1 percent from the line and 38.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 66 or less points in four of its last seven games.
The Nittany Lions are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-14 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Hoosiers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Indiana has been my Big Ten sleeper all season long and we've made some big money already off this team. Penn State doesn't have the horses offensively to hang and has been brutal ATS all season long. Give me the Hoosiers by double digits.