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Indiana HoosiersPenn State Nittany Lions
Jan 8, 12:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

14-1TEAM RECORD9-7

Bryce Jordan Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Penn State Nittany Lions and the visiting Indiana Hoosiers in college hoops action on Sunday.

This season, the Nittany Lions are 9-7 overall and 4-6-1 ATS ATS, while the Hoosiers are 14-1 and 8-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Penn State boasts a 3-8 on the OU, and Indiana is 7-3.

View Indiana vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Penn State sat as 7-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 180 (Nittany Lions) and the No. 26 (Hoosiers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 87-69 result in favor of the Hoosiers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Penn State's No. 278-ranked scoring average of 62.9 PPG, against a Hoosiers defense rated No. 79 and allowing 62.5 PPG. The Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 39.3% to date this season, less than the Hoosiers shooters have managed so far (50.5% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana owns the country's No. 279-rated mark, allowing 76 points per game on the highway. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 276 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 73-71 winner as they battled Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Christian Watford scored 25 points for Indiana on Thursday, leading the Hoosiers to a 73-71 win over Michigan at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

In their last action, Penn State was a 65-45 winner at home against Purdue. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. Penn State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Purdue out of the gym and running up a 65-45 score at Bryce Jordan Center.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 1-9
After playing Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Purdue are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Hoosiers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing on the road against Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Indiana's last 12 games on the road
Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Penn State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Penn State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Indiana
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Minnesota, Thursday, January 12
Penn State at Nebraska, Wednesday, January 11

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