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Nittany Lions visit Saint Joseph's Hawks in college basketball clash

Penn State Nittany LionsSaint Joseph's Hawks
Nov 26, 3:30 PM | Hagan Arena

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds


Penn State travels to Saint Joseph's on Saturday, hoping to boost its 5-1 record with a victory over the Hawks.

The Hawks are 3-2 so far on the season, and 4-1 ATS vs. the number. The Nittany Lions, meanwhile, are 5-1 and 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Saint Joseph's go 3-2 and the Nittany Lions go 1-2 on the totals.

View Penn State vs Saint Josephs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Saint Joseph's sat as 6-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Nittany Lions odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Saint Joseph's is rated No. 157 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Penn State is at No. 236. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-73 win for the Hawks.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nittany Lions rank No. 160 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.5 per game. That compares with Saint Joseph's’s No. 225 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Saint Joseph's is college basketball's No. 102-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Nittany Lions rate No. 48 with 8.2 per game.

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Saint Joseph's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 243 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Penn State was an 82-71 winner at home against Youngstown State. They covered the 9.5–point spread as favorites. The Nittany Lions got a 26-point performance from Tim Frazier, who added 11 assists, as Penn State ran past Youngstown State 82-71 on Wednesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Saint Joseph's was a 104-99 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iona. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs. Saint Joseph's got 25 points from Carl Jones on the way to a 104-99 loss against Iona on Wednesday at Hynes Athletics Center.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston College are 2-0
After a win are 6-4

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Drexel are 8-2
After playing Iona are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Nittany Lions at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 7 games on the road
Penn State is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Saint Joseph's last 8 games at home
Saint Joseph's is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Saint Joseph's last 9 games
Saint Joseph's is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Penn State at Boston College, Wednesday, November 30
Saint Joseph's home to Drexel, Wednesday, November 30