Penn State vs. Nebraska - 1/12/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-6) at Penn State Nittany Lions (12-6)
College Basketball: Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Friday in college basketball action at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for another victory after winning five of their last six games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 74 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting. James Palmer Jr. is averaging 15.8 points and 2.6 assists while Isaac Copeland is averaging 12.3 points and 6.4 rebounds. Glynn Watson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Anton Gill is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost four of their last five road games.
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The Penn State Nittany Lions look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 77.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Tony Carr is averaging 18.9 points and 4.7 assists while Lamar Stevens is averaging 15.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Mike Watkins is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Reaves is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Penn State Nittany Lions have won nine of their last 11 home games.
The Cornhuskers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big Ten, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 home games. The Cornhuskers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are a balanced basketball team that plays great defense and is usually in every game it plays. The problem is the Nebraska Cornhuskers are a team that's in better form that includes wins over Wisconsin and Northwestern, and they're an impressive 11-5 ATS this season with seven straight covers overall. Penn State is tough at home and the Huskers can be shaky at times on the road, but it's hard to ignore those numbers. Give me the points.