Indiana vs Penn State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/30/20

Indiana vs Penn State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/30/20 Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Nittany Lions (3-3) at Indiana Hoosiers (5-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Assembly Hall)

The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Penn State Nittany Lions and Indiana Hoosiers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Assembly Hall.

The Penn State Nittany Lions need a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 77.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Izaiah Brockington is averaging 15.2 points and 5.2 rebounds while Myreon Jones is averaging 13.3 points and three assists. Seth Lundy is the third double-digit scorer and Sam Sessoms is dishing three assists. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

The Indiana Hoosiers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 71.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 63.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Trayce Jackson-Davis is averaging 20 points and 8.6 rebounds while Armaan Franklin is averaging 13.6 points and 2.2 assists. Race Thompson is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Al Durham is dishing 3.1 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.

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The Nittany Lions are 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 Wednesday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Hoosiers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Nittany Lions last 13 overall. The under is 4-1 in Hoosiers last 5 overall. The favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Both of these teams have been hit or miss this season, but it's Indiana that has the better top end talent and has a serious edge on the defensive end of the floor. Penn State has also had issues winning the big game at times and hasn't had great success against the number. The Indiana Hoosiers have covered seven of their last 10 tries. I'll lay the small chalk with Indiana at home.

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Randy’s Pick Indiana Hoosiers -5

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