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Northwestern Wildcats host Penn State Nittany Lions in college basketball action

Penn State Nittany LionsNorthwestern Wildcats
Feb 24, 9:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD16-10

Welsh-Ryan Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Northwestern Wildcats and the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions Sunday in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Wildcats sport records of 16-10 and 10-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Nittany Lions have 14-12 and 12-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-7 for the Wildcats and 10-11 for the Nittany Lions.

View Penn State vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 220-rated Penn State taking on the No. 210-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-68 win for the Wildcats on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northwestern's No. 326-rated squad against Penn State's No. 311-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northwestern rates No. 4 in the country with 9.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 137 nationally with 6.4 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Penn State owns the country's No. 215-rated mark, allowing 72.2 points per game on the highway. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 131 in scoring at home.

Penn State lost its last outing, a 76-66 result against Wisconsin on February 20. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. The Nittany Lions endured a 76-66 loss at the hands of the Badgers on Sunday, despite a 23-point effort from Talor Battle at Kohl Center.

Northwestern won its last outing, a 70-64 result against Indiana on February 19. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Northwestern earned a 70-64 victory over Indiana on Saturday, getting 22 points from Michael Thompson at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Ohio State are 6-4
After playing Wisconsin are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Wisconsin are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Nittany Lions at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Penn State's last 10 games on the road
Penn State is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Northwestern
Penn State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games at home
Northwestern is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Penn State
Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Penn State

Next up:
Penn State home to Ohio State, Tuesday, March 1
Northwestern at Wisconsin, Sunday, February 27