Penn State vs. Nebraska Prediction

Penn State vs. Nebraska, 2/1/20 College Basketball Betting Predictions

Penn State has won seven of its last 10 games and has a good opportunity to win its 16th game of the season when it visits Nebraska at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. That said, is it smart to lay eight points with the Nittany Lions on the road tonight?

Game Snapshot

755 Penn State (-8) at 756 Nebraska (+8); o/u 151

7:00 p.m. ET, February 1, 2020

Pinnacle Bank Arena

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Public Betting Trends

According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 55% of betting tickets are on Penn State to cover the spread in this matchup.

Penn State Player Spotlight

Lamar Stevens tallied 17 points (7-21 FG, 0-2 3PT, 3-8 FT), nine rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block across 34 minutes Wednesday against Indiana. Stevens contributed across the board in this one, as the Nittany Lions rolled to a 64-49 victory. The senior forward didn't have one of his best shooting days, converting on just seven of 21 attempts from the field, but he made up for it by tallying nine boards and four steals. He's averaging 16.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists through 20 starts this year.

Nebraska Player Spotlight

Cam Mack recorded 19 points (7-14 FG, 5-7 3Pt, 0-2 FT), nine assists, seven rebounds and one steal in 38 minutes Tuesday in Nebraska's 79-68 loss to Michigan. The Cornhuskers have now dropped six games in a row to fall to 2-8 in Big Ten play, but Mack has done his best to keep Nebraska reasonably competitive in most of those contests. He's consistently filled out the stat sheet during the losing streak, chipping in 6.8 assists, 5.0 boards and 2.5 triples to go with his 15.5 points, though that scoring has come on an inefficient 40.5 percent shooting from the floor.

NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends

Penn State

The over is 16-5 in the Nittany Lions’ last 21 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game.

Nebraska

The over is 5-0 in the Cornhuskers’ last five games overall and 11-2 in their last 13 games coming off an ATS loss.

Prediction

The favorite is 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams so I wouldn’t hesitate to lay the eight points with Penn State. In fact, the Nittany Lions are 9-4-2 against the spread in their last 15 road games, are 19-9-3 against the number in their last 31 games overall and are 11-4-3 at the betting window in their last 18 games coming off an ATS win. On the other side, the Cornhuskers are just 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 games following a double-digit loss at home.

Saturday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Penn State Nittany Lions -8

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