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College Basketball Matchup - Penn State Nittany Lions Hartford Hawks Odds Preview

Hartford HawksPenn State Nittany Lions
Nov 12, 11:00 AM | Bryce Jordan Center

Hartford Hawks vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds


The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Hartford Hawks at Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Nittany Lions bring a 0-0 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 0-1 Hawks, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Penn State go 0-0 so far and the Hawks go 0-0.

View Hartford vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 214-rated Nittany Lions and the No. 300-ranked Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 30-10 result in favor of the Nittany Lions.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 45 in NCAA Division 1 with 43 per game. That compares with Penn State’s No. 234 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Penn State is college basketball's No. 232-ranked team at 0 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 129 with 5 per game.

Defensively, Hartford features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Penn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 136 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Hartford was a 70-50 loser at home against Sacred Heart. Hartford was run off the court by the Pioneers on Friday as Sacred Heart routed them 70-50 at Reich Family Pavilion.

Penn State was a 66-64 loser in its last match against Temple. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Temple are 8-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hawks at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Penn State's last 10 games at home
Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Hartford home to Mount St. Mary's, Wednesday, November 16
Penn State home to Radford, Monday, November 14