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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Odds and Trends

The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Bryce Jordan Center on Friday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Penn State sat as -8-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions bring a 12-6 record (7-6-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-6 Cornhuskers, who are 11-5 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Penn State go 5-9 so far and the Nebraska Cornhuskers go 5-11.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 38-rated Penn State Nittany Lions and the No. 138-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Penn State's No. 96-ranked scoring average of 77.39 PPG, against a Nebraska Cornhuskers defense rated No. 112 and allowing 70.39 PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 47.08% to date this season, more than the Nebraska Cornhuskers shooters have managed so far (42.95% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cornhuskers got 18 points from James Palmer as Nebraska ran past Wisconsin 63-59 on Tuesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Nittany Lions wasted a 28-point performance from Tony Carr in losing to Indiana 74-70 on Tuesday at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Nebraska is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska's last 6 games on the road
  • Penn State is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Penn State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Nebraska
  • Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nebraska

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska home to Illinois, Monday, January 15th
Penn State at Minnesota, Monday, January 15th