Penn State Nittany Lions take on Hoosiers in NCAA basketball test
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers Odds
The Indiana Hoosiers will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Penn State Nittany Lions at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall in NCAA basketball action.
Indiana will face the 8-10 Nittany Lions, who own a 6-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hoosiers are 6-7-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Nittany Lions are 7-6 favoring the OVER.
The visitors opened as 26-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hoosiers - Nittany Lions odds would favor the Hoosiers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Penn State is at No. 247. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 92-64 win for the Hoosiers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Indiana has the nation's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 84.4 PPG. The visiting Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 194 allowing on average 66.9 PPG. The Hoosiers FG% has averaged 50.2% so far, more than the Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.3% per game.
Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 58-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Indiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 nationally in scoring at home.
Penn State lost its last outing, a 68-64 result against Nebraska on January 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Nittany Lions endured a 68-64 loss at the hands of the Cornhuskers on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Jermaine Marshall at Bryce Jordan Center.
Last time out for Indiana, they were a 67-59 winner as they battled Northwestern on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. Cody Zeller scored 21 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Indiana over Northwestern, 67-59, on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Ohio State are 5-5
After playing Nebraska are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Michigan State are 6-4
After playing Northwestern are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Nittany Lions at Hoosiers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Penn State is 3-11-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Penn State is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Indiana
Penn State is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Indiana is 22-1 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Indiana's last 11 games when playing Penn State
Indiana is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
Indiana is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Penn State
Penn State home to Ohio State, Saturday, January 26
Indiana home to Michigan State, Sunday, January 27