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Penn State Nittany Lions host Nebraska Cornhuskers in college basketball action

Nebraska CornhuskersPenn State Nittany Lions
Feb 11, 1:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

11-12TEAM RECORD10-15

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Nebraska when they take on the Nittany Lions on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Nittany Lions are 10-15 so far on the season, and 6-12-2 ATS vs. the number. The Cornhuskers, meanwhile, are 11-12 and 8-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Penn State go 9-11 and the Cornhuskers go 10-8-1 on the totals.

View Nebraska vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Nittany Lions in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nittany Lions rated this week at No. 194 and the Cornhuskers sitting at No. 236. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 60-59 result in favor of the Cornhuskers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Penn State has the nation's No. 301-rated offensive output, at 61.6 PPG. The visiting Cornhuskers defense ranks No. 103 allowing on average 64.3 PPG. The Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 38.3% so far, less than the Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Nebraska owns the country's No. 93-rated mark, allowing 66.4 points per game on the highway. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 291 in scoring at home.

Nebraska was a 62-46 loser in its last match at home against Michigan. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Bo Spencer scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Cornhuskers to a win (they lost 62-46 to Michigan at Bob Devaney Sports Center on Wednesday).

Penn State was a 77-57 loser in its last match on the road against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. Penn State was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Michigan State and falling by a 77-57 score at Breslin Center.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Cornhuskers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Penn State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Penn State's last 9 games
Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Penn State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Nebraska home to Illinois, Saturday, February 18
Penn State home to Iowa, Thursday, February 16

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