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Pittsburgh Panthers Host the Penn State Nittany Lions in NCAA College Basketball Action

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Penn State Nittany Lions vs Pittsburgh Panthers battle Saturday at Prudential Center as the Panthers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Panthers betting line opened as -6-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Pittsburgh Panthers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to cover the spread vs the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, as the Nittany Lions are 5-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Panthers are 2-6-1 ATS. Penn State is 1-7 against the total, while Pittsburgh is 4-5 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Panthers at No. 174 and the Penn State Nittany Lions at No. 138 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pittsburgh's No. 95-rated squad against Penn State's No. 203-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pittsburgh rates No. 172 in the country with 6.89 per game, while their foes tonight, the Penn State Nittany Lions rank No. 149 nationally with 7.2 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State got 21 points from Payton Banks but lost anyway, 85-66, to George Mason on Wednesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Pittsburgh got 17 points from Michael Young en route to a 84-79 victory over Buffalo on Wednesday at Petersen Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Penn State's last 7 games
  • Penn State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 2-11-1 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Penn State

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State at St. John's, Sunday, December 18th
Pittsburgh at Rice, Saturday, December 17th

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