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Penn State vs. Nebraska - 2/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Nebraska at Penn State
Date & Time Tuesday February 19, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bryce Jordan Center
University Park, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Penn State -3 -- Over/Under: 133
TV Channel
FS1
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NCAA BB | Nebraska at Penn State
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 71.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 40.4 percent shooting. James Palmer Jr. is averaging 18.8 points and 3.2 assists while Isaac Copeland Jr. is averaging 14 points and 5.3 rebounds. Glynn Watson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Roby is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost five of their last six road games.

The Penn State Nittany Lions also need a win here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 68.2 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Lamar Stevens is averaging 19.2 points and eight rebounds while Rasir Bolton is averaging 12.2 points and 1.5 assists. Josh Reaves is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Dread is dishing 1.1 assists. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Penn State Nittany Lions have lost five of their last six home games.

The Cornhuskers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big Ten and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Penn St and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Nittany Lions last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Cornhuskers last 7 overall.

The home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between Nebraska and Penn State. The Nebraska Cornhuskers enter this game shooting 35 percent from the field and losing by an average of 6.2 points in their last five games. Nebraska is just 2-6 SU on the road this season and is losing by an average of 4.2 points. The Penn State Nittany Lions have their issues as well, but they've been a lot more competitive lately, especially at home, which includes a victory over Michigan and taking Purdue to overtime. While both teams are losing, it's Penn State that is showing more signs of life. I'll lay the bucket. 

Pick:
Penn State -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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