Nebraska vs. Penn State Pick
Can Penn State get to the .500 mark in the Big Ten when the Nittany Lions host Nebraska at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Penn State is favored at home tonight, as the Nittany Lions are getting odds of -7.5 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 140 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania and will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Penn State has alternated wins and losses over their last five games, coming off a 74-70 loss at Indiana. The Nittany Lions are 12-6 overall, 2-3 in the Big Ten and 7-6-1 against the spread. PSU is just 1-3 ATS in its last four lined games. Penn State is putting up 77.4 points per game on offense this season while giving up 65.3 per game on defense. Tony Carr is leading Penn State with 18.9 points per game while Mike Watkins is adding 12.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per contest.
Nebraska is coming off a 63-59 win over Wisconsin at home for its fifth win in six games. The Cornhuskers are 12-6 overall, 3-2 in the Big Ten and 11-5 against the spread. The Huskers have covered in seven straight lined games. Nebraska is averaging 74 points per game while allowing 70.4 per contest. James Palmer Jr. is averaging 15.8 points per game to lead the team while Isaac Copeland is adding 12.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest.
The home team has won seven of the last nine meetings in this series, but the Huskers are 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 encounters. I think Penn State is giving up a few too many points tonight. Nebraska has been playing tough for a month now. They gave Purdue a tougher game than people expected on the road and then went to Northwestern and won by 15. Penn State has been shaky at homes at times, including losing to Wisconsin. The public betting is backing the Huskers as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: NEBRASKA +7.5