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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

Louis Brown Athletic Center will host Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Rutgers Scarlet Knights betting line as 7-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights sport a record of 6-20 and 9-13 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Penn State Nittany Lions have 13-13 and 12-12-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-7 for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and 11-13-1 for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights sit at No. 344 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Penn State Nittany Lions sit at No. 274 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 217 nationally ranked offense (68.27 points per game) against a Penn State Nittany Lions defense that sits as the No. 97 at 69.15 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have been averaging 41.9% from the field, more than the Nittany Lions have managed so far this season (40.89% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nittany Lions grabbed a 79-75 win over the Hawkeyes on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Donovon Jack at Bryce Jordan Center.

Jonathan Laurent scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Scarlet Knights to a win (they lost 82-66 to Illinois at State Farm Center on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 7 games
  • Penn State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Penn State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 5 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Nebraska, Thursday, February 25th
Rutgers at Minnesota, Tuesday, February 23rd

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