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Nebraska vs Penn State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/5/23

Penn State Nittany Lions (14-8) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-13)
February 5, 2023 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +4.5 / Penn State Nittany Lions -4.5; Over/Under: +135.5
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The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Nebraska Cornhuskers meet in college basketball action from the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Penn State is listed as a 4.5-point road favorite with a -225 ML price. The total for this game is set at 135.5 points.


Penn State comes in with a clean injury report while Emmanuel Bandoumel, Juwan Gary, Ramel Lloyd Jr. and Quaran McPherson are all out for the season for Nebraska.

Matchup History

Penn State’s 76-65 win over Nebraska back on January 21st, 2023, made it three wins in the last four meetings between these two teams.


Penn State is 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games while the over is 4-0 in their lats 4 games following an ATS loss. Nebraska is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record.


I’m sticking with Penn State here. A home underdog in the Big Ten is tempting, but Nebraska’s put themselves in this spot and I just don’t see how they keep this one close, even at home. Penn State is just the better and more consistent team on both ends of the floor, and I think they get the job done here. Give me the Nittany Lions laying the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Penn State -4.5

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