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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Preview

Penn State Nittany LionsNebraska Cornhuskers
13-13February 20, 2014, 07:00 | Pinnacle Bank Arena14-10


The Nebraska Cornhuskers will try to cover the spread at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Penn State Nittany Lions in NCAA basketball action.

The Cornhuskers are 14-10 so far on the season, and 15-8 ATS vs. the number. The Nittany Lions, meanwhile, are 13-13 and 12-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nebraska go 9-13-1 and the Nittany Lions go 14-9 on the totals.

View Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetDSI opened the Nebraska Cornhuskers as -6-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 245-rated Penn State taking on the No. 146-rated Cornhuskers in this contest.

Penn State was an 82-70 loser in their most recent outing at home against Iowa. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. Penn State suffered an 82-70 loss against Iowa on Saturday, getting 22 points from D.J. Newbill in a losing effort at Bryce Jordan Center.

In their last action, Nebraska was a 60-51 winner on the road against Michigan State. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Nebraska got 23 points from Terran Petteway en route to a 60-51 victory over Michigan State on Sunday at Breslin Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nittany Lions rank No. 142 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.92 per game. That compares with Nebraska’s No. 212 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Nebraska is college basketball's No. 123-ranked team at 6.17 per game, while the Nittany Lions rate No. 103 with 6.58 per game.

A few Nittany Lions at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Penn State is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games
Penn State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games
Penn State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Nebraska is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Nebraska is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska's last 5 games
Nebraska is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Penn State home to Ohio State, Thursday, February 27th
Nebraska at Purdue, Sunday, February 23rd