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Penn State vs Indiana Basketball Picks 2-24-24

Indiana Hoosiers (14-12) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (13-14)
February 24, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -3.5; Over/Under: +151.5
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The Indiana Hoosiers will play the Penn State Nittany Lions in a Big Ten game on Saturday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. Indiana has lost three games in a row, while Penn State has lost three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Indiana vs Penn State prediction. 

Indiana Preview

The Indiana Hoosiers are 14-12 (6-9) this year after they lost to Nebraska by a score of 85-70 in their last game. Indiana trailed 51-31 at halftime, but they did score 39 points in the second half in the loss. The Hoosiers shot 42.6% from the field and were +3 in rebounding margin in the game. Indiana lost to Northwestern by a score of 76-72 and Purdue by a score of 79-59 in the two games prior to Nebraska. The Hoosiers are scoring 72.8 points per game with 35 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, while allowing 74.9 points against per game this season. Malik Reneau is averaging 15.7 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. Indiana is shooting 47.3% from the field, 65.7% on free throws, and 32.1% on three pointers this year. 

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Penn State Preview

The Penn State Nittany Lions are 13-14 (7-9) this season after they defeated Illinois by a score of 90-89 in their last game. Penn State trailed 48-41 at halftime, but they scored 49 points in the second half and knocked down three free throws with a few seconds left for the win. The Nittany Lions shot 53.8% from the field and were -24 in rebounding margin in the game. Penn State had lost their three previous games against Nebraska, Michigan State, and Northwestern. The Nittany Lions are scoring 75.3 points per game with 31.2 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, while giving up 73.9 points against per game this year. Ace Baldwin Jr. is averaging 13.9 points per game, 2.2 rebounds per game, and 5.6 assists per game. Penn State is shooting 44.2% from the field, 73.6% on free throws, and 33% on three pointers this season. 

Indiana vs Penn State Betting Prediction

Penn State comes into this game with a 7-9 conference record, but they are coming off of a very impressive win against Illinois. The Nittany Lions are only shooting 44.2% from the field and they have not had a very good home court advantage in conference play. Indiana has lost three games in a row and seven of their last nine, and their defense has struggled. Penn State won the first meeting between these teams by a score of 85-71 and I like them to get another win here against an Indiana team that has been bad on the road. Take the Nittany Lions. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Penn State -3.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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