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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Army Black Knights Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

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Dec 8, 4:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Army Black Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

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Bryce Jordan Center will host Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Army Black Knights action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Penn State will face the 4-3 Black Knights, who own a 1-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Nittany Lions are 3-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Black Knights are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Army vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nittany Lions - Black Knights odds would favor the Black Knights if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Penn State is rated No. 273 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Army is at No. 267. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-61 win for the Black Knights.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Penn State has the nation's No. 311-rated offensive output, at 58.9 PPG. The visiting Black Knights defense ranks No. 264 allowing on average 71.1 PPG. The Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 37.4% so far, less than the Black Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Army owns the country's No. 214-rated mark, allowing 72.2 points per game on the highway. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 311 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Army was a 91-57 winner at home against Marist. The Black Knights blew out Marist on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 91-57 win at Christl Arena.

Penn State was an 82-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against La Salle. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. Penn State was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by La Salle and falling by an 82-57 score at The Palestra.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Black Knights at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Penn State is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Army at NJIT, Tuesday, December 11
Penn State home to Delaware State, Saturday, December 15