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Point spread favors Hoosiers in battle with Nittany Lions

Indiana HoosiersPenn State Nittany Lions
Jan 8, 12:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

14-1TEAM RECORD9-7

Bryce Jordan Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Penn State Nittany Lions and the visiting Indiana Hoosiers in college hoops action on Sunday.

Penn State battles the Hoosiers, currently sitting with a 14-1 mark (8-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-8 for the Nittany Lions and 7-3 for the Hoosiers.

View Indiana vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Nittany Lions as 7-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Nittany Lions at No. 180 and the Hoosiers at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 87-69 result in favor of the Hoosiers.

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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. 278-rated offensive output, at 62.9 PPG. The visiting Hoosiers defense ranks No. 79 allowing on average 62.5 PPG. The Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 39.3% so far, less than the Hoosiers marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.5% per game.

Defensively, Indiana features the nation's No. 279-rated defense on the road, allowing 76 points per game. Penn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 276 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 73-71 winner as they battled Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Christian Watford scored 25 points for Indiana on Thursday, leading the Hoosiers to a 73-71 win over Michigan at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

In their last action, Penn State was a 65-45 winner at home against Purdue. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs. Penn State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Purdue out of the gym and running up a 65-45 score at Bryce Jordan Center.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 1-9
After playing Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Purdue are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Hoosiers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing on the road against Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Indiana's last 12 games on the road
Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Penn State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Penn State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Indiana
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana

Next up:
Indiana home to Minnesota, Thursday, January 12
Penn State at Nebraska, Wednesday, January 11

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