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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Penn State Nittany Lions NCAA College Basketball Betting

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Penn State and Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, with the host Nittany Lions trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Penn State Nittany Lions betting line as -6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions sit at 6-3 (4-4 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are currently 4-3 (2-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Penn State is 4-4 OU, and Louisiana-Monroe is 3-2 OU.

This game puts the Penn State Nittany Lions, most recently No. 97 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks, who rate No. 166 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Penn State has the nation's No. 212-rated offensive output, at 68.11 PPG. The visiting Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks defense ranks No. 33 allowing on average 63.86 PPG. The Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 41.5% so far, less than the Penn State Warhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.32% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louisiana-Monroe got 18 points from Jamaal Samuel but lost anyway, 73-62, to Kent State on Thursday at Memorial A .

Penn State earned a 81-67 victory over Canisius on Thursday, getting 18 points from Brandon Taylor at Bryce Jordan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana-Monroe is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana-Monroe at West Virginia, Sunday, December 13th
Penn State at Drexel, Saturday, December 19th