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NCAAB Game Preview - Nittany Lions underdogs vs Cornhuskers at Nebraska

Penn State Nittany LionsNebraska Cornhuskers
Jan 11, 8:30 PM | Bob Devaney Sports Center

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds


Bob Devaney Sports Center will host Cornhuskers vs. Nittany Lions action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Cornhuskers currently sports a 8-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-7 ATS. The Nittany Lions are 9-8 and 4-6-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cornhuskers produce a 5-5-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Nittany Lions have gone 4-8 against the number.

View Penn State vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cornhuskers as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 227-ranked Cornhuskers and the No. 153-rated Nittany Lions in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-62 win for the Nittany Lions on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 300 nationally ranked offense (61.6 points per game) against a Nittany Lions defense that sits as the No. 91 at 63.2 PPG. The Cornhuskers have been averaging 42.8% from the field, more than the Nittany Lions have managed so far this season (39.7% on average).

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 57-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.8 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 315 nationally in scoring at home.

Penn State was an 88-82 loser in its last match at home against Indiana. They earned a push of the 6–point spread as underdogs. Penn State suffered an 88-82 loss against Indiana on Sunday, getting 21 points from Tim Frazier in a losing effort at Bryce Jordan Center.

Nebraska lost its last outing, a 59-54 result against Illinois on January 7. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. Bo Spencer scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Cornhuskers to a win (they lost 59-54 to Illinois at University of Illinois Assembly Hall on Saturday).

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Wisconsin are 2-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nittany Lions at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games on the road
Penn State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Penn State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Nebraska is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Nebraska is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Penn State home to Minnesota, Sunday, January 15
Nebraska at Wisconsin, Sunday, January 15