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Penn State Nittany Lions Face the Northwestern Wildcats: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Penn State Nittany Lions

vs

Northwestern Wildcats
Saturday, February 21, 2015 3:00 PM ET
Welsh-Ryan Arena

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Nittany Lions of Penn State hit the hard court against the Wildcats of Northwestern.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Northwestern Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you were backing the Penn State Nittany Lions in this one, their betting line was listed as 1-point underdogs earlier in the day at 5Dimes.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northwestern Wildcats sit at 12-14 (15-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Penn State Nittany Lions are currently 15-12 (12-13 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Northwestern is 12-8-1 OU, and Penn State is 7-12 OU.

This game puts the Northwestern Wildcats, most recently No. 247 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Penn State Nittany Lions, who rate No. 133 in the latest survey.

How Penn State Nittany Lions vs Northwestern Wildcats Stats Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northwestern's No. 168-rated squad against Penn State's No. 104-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northwestern rates No. 70 in the country with 7.04 per game, while their foes tonight, the Penn State Nittany Lions rank No. 122 nationally with 6.44 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

D.J. Newbill scored 29 points for Penn State on Wednesday, but the Badgers managed a 55-47 victory over the Nittany Lions at Bryce Jordan Center.

Northwestern earned a 72-66 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Bryant McIntosh at Williams Arena.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds Trends

Penn State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Penn State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Penn State's last 7 games
Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
Northwestern is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Northwestern's last 12 games
Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Iowa, Saturday, February 28th
Northwestern at Indiana, Wednesday, February 25th

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