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Indiana Hoosiers visit Penn State Nittany Lions in NCAAB hoops battle

Indiana HoosiersPenn State Nittany Lions
March 10, 7:30 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

12-19TEAM RECORD16-13

The Penn State Nittany Lions will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Hoosiers at Conseco Fieldhouse in NCAAB action.

This game is part of the Big Ten Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Nittany Lions sit at 16-13 (14-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hoosiers are currently 12-19 (9-15 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Penn State is 12-12 OU, and Indiana is 12-12 OU.

View Indiana vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nittany Lions - Hoosiers odds would favor the Hoosiers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Penn State is rated No. 236 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Indiana is at No. 208. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-67 win for the Hoosiers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hoosiers rank No. 264 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.1 per game. That compares with Penn State’s No. 315 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Penn State is college basketball's No. 154-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Hoosiers rate No. 194 with 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana owns the country's No. 318-rated mark, allowing 78.8 points per game on the highway. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 316 in scoring at home.

Indiana was a 72-48 loser in its last match on the road against Illinois. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs. Indiana was run off the court by the Fighting Illini on Saturday as Illinois routed them 72-48 at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Penn State was a 66-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Minnesota. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. Talor Battle scored 22 points leading the Nittany Lions to a 66-63 victory over Minnesota at Williams Arena on Sunday.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Illinois are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

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

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