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Feb 9, 9:00 PM | Bob Devaney Sports Center

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds

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Bob Devaney Sports Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Nebraska Cornhuskers and the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Nittany Lions will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 8-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cornhuskers are 11-10 ATS. Penn State is 8-9 against the total, while Nebraska is 9-10 versus the number.

View Penn State vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Nebraska Cornhuskers as 5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 272-rated Penn State taking on the No. 189-rated Cornhuskers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 59-56 win for the Cornhuskers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nebraska's No. 335-ranked offense, averaging 58.7 PPG, against a Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 193 at 67 PPG. The Cornhuskers field goal percentage has averaged 41.5% so far, more than the Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.5% per game.

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 330 nationally in scoring at home.

Penn State was a 58-49 loser in their most recent outing at home against Purdue. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Nittany Lions endured a 58-49 loss at the hands of the Boilermakers on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from D.J. Newbill at Bryce Jordan Center.

Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 63-56 loser as they battled Ohio State at home. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. Nebraska got 13 points from David Rivers but lost anyway, 63-56, to Ohio State on Saturday at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Iowa are 3-7
After playing Purdue are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 0-1
After playing Ohio State are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nittany Lions at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Penn State is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Penn State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games at home
Nebraska is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Nebraska is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Penn State home to Iowa, Thursday, February 14
Nebraska at Indiana, Wednesday, February 13

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