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NCAAB Game Preview - Nittany Lions underdogs vs Cornhuskers at Nebraska

Penn State Nittany LionsNebraska Cornhuskers
Jan 11, 8:30 PM | Bob Devaney Sports Center

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds

9-8TEAM RECORD8-7

Bob Devaney Sports Center will host Cornhuskers vs. Nittany Lions action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Cornhuskers currently sports a 8-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-7 ATS. The Nittany Lions are 9-8 and 4-6-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cornhuskers produce a 5-5-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Nittany Lions have gone 4-8 against the number.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cornhuskers as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 227-ranked Cornhuskers and the No. 153-rated Nittany Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-62 win for the Nittany Lions on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 300 nationally ranked offense (61.6 points per game) against a Nittany Lions defense that sits as the No. 91 at 63.2 PPG. The Cornhuskers have been averaging 42.8% from the field, more than the Nittany Lions have managed so far this season (39.7% on average).

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.

Penn State was an 88-82 loser in its last match at home against Indiana. They earned a push of the 6–point spread as underdogs. Penn State suffered an 88-82 loss against Indiana on Sunday, getting 21 points from Tim Frazier in a losing effort at Bryce Jordan Center.

Nebraska lost its last outing, a 59-54 result against Illinois on January 7. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Bo Spencer scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Cornhuskers to a win (they lost 59-54 to Illinois at University of Illinois Assembly Hall on Saturday).

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Wisconsin are 2-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nittany Lions at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games on the road
Penn State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Penn State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Nebraska is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Nebraska is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Penn State home to Minnesota, Sunday, January 15
Nebraska at Wisconsin, Sunday, January 15

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