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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAA College Basketball Betting

Penn State Nittany Lions

vs

Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Saturday, January 03, 2015 7:30 PM ET
Louis Brown Athletic Center

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the Penn State Nittany Lions at Louis Brown Athletic Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Opening Odds and Betting Line

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as 1.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at the sportsbook.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 4-8 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 5-6 ATS. Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-4 on betting the total; Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-6-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 68-rated Penn State Nittany Lions taking on the No. 177-rated Rutgers Scarlet Knights in this contest.

How Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Stats Matchup

The game also pits Rutgers's No. 246-ranked offense, averaging 59.5 PPG, against a Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 170 at 67 PPG. The Scarlet Knights field goal percentage has averaged 38.85% so far, less than the Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.26% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

D.J. Newbill went off for 29 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Wisconsin handed Penn State a 89-72 defeat at Kohl Center.

Myles Mack scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Scarlet Knights to a win (they lost 51-47 to Northwestern at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Tuesday).

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Odds Trends

Penn State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Rutgers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Rutgers is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Michigan, Tuesday, January 6th
Rutgers at Nebraska, Thursday, January 8th

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