Nebraska vs. Penn State - 3/11/15 Big Ten Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Penn State Nittany Lions (16-15) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-17)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Nebraska Cornhuskers play Wednesday in the Big Ten Tournament.
The Penn State Nittany Lions look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, PSU is averaging 67.1 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 66.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting. D.J. Newbill is averaging 20.7 points and 3.2 assists while Brandon Taylor is averaging 9.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. Shep Garner is dishing 2.4 assists and Geno Thorpe is shooting 41 percent from the field. The Penn State Nittany Lions have four players averaging at least 8.8 points, and they’re shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 32.7 percent from deep. Defensively, PSU is allowing 32.9 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 75 or more points in five of its last seven games.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers need a win to snap an eight-game skid. On the season, Nebraska is averaging 61.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting and is allowing 63 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Terran Petteway is averaging 17.8 points and 2.8 assists while Shavon Shields is averaging 15.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Walter Pitchford is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Tarin Smith is shooting 45.9 percent from the field. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have three players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 70.7 percent from the line and 28.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last 11 games.
The Nittany Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
How many times in Nebraska going to screw me? Better yet, how many times am I going to keep backing Nebraska? At least one more time. Nebraska is too talented of a team to get bounced by a one-man PSU squad, and the Huskers are getting closer and closer to a victory.