Indiana vs Penn State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/11/23
Penn State Nittany Lions (21-12) vs. Indiana Hoosiers (22-10)
March 11, 2023 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -3 / Penn State Nittany Lions +3; Over/Under: +140
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The Penn State Nittany Lions and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday in the college basketball Big Ten Tournament Semifinal at the United Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 72.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Jalen Pickett is averaging 17.8 points and 7 assists, while Seth Lundy is averaging 14.1 points and 6.3 rebounds. Andrew Funk is the third double-digit scorer and Camren Wynter is dishing 1.9 assists. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 75.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Trayce Jackson-Davis is averaging 20.5 points and 11 rebounds, while Jalen Hood-Schifino is averaging 13.4 points and 3.8 assists. Miller Kopp is dishing 1.1 assists and Xavier Johnson is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game.
The Nittany Lions are 32-15-5 ATS in their last 52 neutral site games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Hoosiers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-2-1 in Nittany Lions last 10 overall. The over is 4-1 in Hoosiers last 5 overall.
The Indiana Hoosiers are the more talented team and should be favored, but I’ll continue to mention the way they finished the regular season has left a poor taste in my mouth. The Penn State Nittany Lions are a scrappy bunch that finds a way more times than not, and they did blow the doors off the Hoosiers in the only meeting this season. I’ll take a shot with the free bucket as Indiana has some showing and proving to me.