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Rutgers Scarlet Knights take on Nittany Lions in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to improve on a 12-11 record on Saturday when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Bryce Jordan Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Rutgers Scarlet Knights before tip-off in this one found them as 8.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will look to cover the spread vs the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, as the Scarlet Knights are 8-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nittany Lions are 12-8 ATS. Rutgers is 4-12-1 against the total, while Penn State is 8-12 versus the total betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 293-rated Rutgers Scarlet Knights taking on the No. 179-rated Penn State Nittany Lions in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Penn State's No. 179 nationally ranked offense (72.3 points per game) against a Rutgers Scarlet Knights defense that sits as the No. 43 at 65.91 PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions have been averaging 41.45% from the field, more than the Scarlet Knights have managed so far this season (41.19% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rutgers was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Iowa and falling by a 83-63 score at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Lamar Stevens went off for 26 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Indiana handed Penn State a 110-102 defeat at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Rutgers is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Rutgers is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Rutgers's last 7 games
  • Rutgers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Penn State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Penn State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rutgers at Ohio State, Wednesday, February 8th
Penn State at Maryland, Tuesday, February 7th