Rutgers vs. Penn State Prediction
A pair of struggling Big Ten teams will meet tonight in Happy Valley where the Penn State Nittany Lions will host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at 7:00 p.m. ET. With the spread sitting at 1 points in favor of the visitors and the total at 144, what’s the best bet?
735 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (-1) at 736 Penn State Nittany Lions (+1); o/u 144
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 21, 2021
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA
TV: Big ten Network
Rutgers vs. Penn State College Basketball Prediction
The road team is 5-2-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams, while Penn State is just 4-11 against the spread in its last 15 games overall. The Nittany Lions have also failed to cover in six of their last seven home games, are winless against the spread in their last four home games versus an opponent with a losing road record and are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games coming off a loss.
Meanwhile, PSU has failed to cover in nine of its last 13 games when facing an opponent with a winning record and is just 3-8 at the betting window in its last 11 home games when facing an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS -1