Penn State Nittany Lions host Bucknell Bison in college basketball action
Bucknell Bison vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds
Bryce Jordan Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Penn State Nittany Lions and the visiting Bucknell Bison in college hoops action on Friday.
Penn State will face the 5-0 Bison, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Nittany Lions are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bison are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 256 (Nittany Lions) and the No. 53 (Bison) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-56 result in favor of the Bison has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bison is ranked No. 158 in NCAA hoops at 36.4 per game. Contrast that with Penn State’s No. 213 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Penn State is the No. 299-ranked team in the country at 4.2 per game, while Bucknell rates No. 255 at 5 per game.
Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 101-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.7 points per game. Penn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 296 nationally in scoring at home.
Bucknell was a 69-52 winner in its last match at home against West Alabama. Bucknell got 14 points from Mike Muscala en route to a 69-52 victory over West Alabama on Sunday at Gallagher Center.
Penn State lost its last outing, an 85-60 result against Akron on November 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. The Nittany Lions were hammered by Akron on Sunday, losing by an 85-60 final at Coliseo do Puerto Rico in college basketball betting action.
Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston College are 2-1
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bison at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Bucknell
Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Bucknell
Penn State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Bucknell home to Dartmouth, Tuesday, November 27
Penn State home to Boston College, Wednesday, November 28