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Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Big Ten Preview

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March 8, 1:55 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds

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The Big Ten conference tournament resumes at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Thursday as Indiana looks to handle the Penn State Nittany Lions in betting action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Big Ten Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

This season, the Hoosiers are 24-7 overall and 16-8-1 ATS ATS, while the Nittany Lions are 12-19 and 9-14-3 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Indiana boasts a 13-11-1 on the OU, and Penn State is 13-13.

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Betting Line:
Indiana opened as 13.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 213-rated Penn State taking on the No. 46-rated Hoosiers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-64 win for the Hoosiers on Thursday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Indiana's No. 19 nationally ranked offense (77.5 points per game) against a Nittany Lions defense that sits as the No. 130 at 65.5 PPG. The Hoosiers have been averaging 49.1% from the field, more than the Nittany Lions have managed so far this season (39.4% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Penn State owns the country's No. 190-rated mark, allowing 70.3 points per game on the highway. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Penn State was a 71-65 loser at home against Michigan. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Jermaine Marshall went off for 27 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Michigan handed Penn State a 71-65 defeat at Bryce Jordan Center.

In their last action, Indiana was an 85-74 winner at home against Purdue. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Christian Watford scored 19 points leading the Hoosiers to an 85-74 victory over Purdue at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall on Sunday.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Michigan are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Purdue are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Nittany Lions at Hoosiers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Indiana's last 9 games when playing Penn State
Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Indiana is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Penn State
Indiana is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Penn State