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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Nittany Lions underdogs vs Panthers at Pittsburgh

Penn State Nittany LionsPittsburgh Panthers
6-2December 03, 2013, 07:30 | Petersen Events Center7-0

The Pittsburgh Panthers hope to be lousy hosts on Tuesday as the Penn State Nittany Lions pay a visit to Petersen Events Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Nittany Lions have watched them go 6-2 and 5-0 ATS on the year, while the Panthers are at 7-0 and 3-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Panthers are 3-2, while the Nittany Lions have a 4-1 mark.

View Penn State Nittany Lions vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds and Stats.

Pittsburgh opened as -15-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Panthers - Nittany Lions odds would favor the Panthers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Penn State is at No. 104.

Last time out for Penn State, they were a 79-76 loser as they battled Mississippi on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Penn State suffered a 79-76 loss against Mississippi on Saturday, getting 23 points from D.J. Newbill in a losing effort at Barclays Center.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, an 84-67 result against Duquesne on November 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 20-point favorite. The Panthers got 20 points from Cameron Wright as Pittsburgh ran past Duquesne 84-67 on Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pittsburgh's No. 52-rated squad against Penn State's No. 156-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pittsburgh rates No. 102 in the country with 6.71 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 27 nationally with 8.5 per match.

A few Nittany Lions at Panthers trends to consider:
Penn State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Penn State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Penn State is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Penn State
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Penn State

Next up:
Penn State home to Marshall, Saturday, December 7th
Pittsburgh at Loyola Marymount, Friday, December 6th