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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Delaware State Hornets Preview

Delaware State HornetsPenn State Nittany Lions
Dec 15, 2:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Delaware State Hornets vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bryce Jordan Center Saturday as host Penn State looks to handle the Delaware State Hornets in NCAA hoops action.

The Nittany Lions sit at 5-4 (2-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hornets are currently 5-5 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Penn State is 3-2 OU, and Delaware State is 0-0 OU.

View Delaware State vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 288-ranked Nittany Lions and the No. 223-rated Hornets in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 63-60 win for the Hornets on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Penn State's No. 292-ranked scoring average of 61 PPG, against a Hornets defense rated No. 194 and allowing 67 PPG. The Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 39% to date this season, less than the Hornets shooters have managed so far (42.2% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Delaware State owns the country's No. 212-rated mark, allowing 72.2 points per game on the highway. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 302 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Delaware State was a 73-67 winner on the road against Delaware. Delaware State got 24 points and 10 rebounds from Tahj Tate en route to a 73-67 victory over Delaware on Saturday at Bob Carpenter Center.

In their last action, Penn State was a 78-70 winner at home against Army. Penn State got 19 points from D.J. Newbill en route to a 78-70 victory over Army on Saturday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing New Hampshire are 2-0
After playing Army are 1-0
After a win are 2-8

A few Hornets at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Penn State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Delaware State at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, December 19
Penn State home to New Hampshire, Sunday, December 23