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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds and Trends

College basketball betting interest will be high on Tuesday when the Wildcats of Northwestern hit the hard court against the Nittany Lions of Penn State.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Penn State Nittany Lions were listed as 3-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Penn State Nittany Lions battles the Northwestern Wildcats, currently sitting with a 11-2 mark (8-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 3-7 for the Penn State Nittany Lions and 4-6-1 for the Northwestern Wildcats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 37-rated Northwestern Wildcats taking on the No. 134-rated Penn State Nittany Lions in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Penn State's No. 130-ranked scoring average of 75.23 PPG, against a Northwestern Wildcats defense rated No. 37 and allowing 63.54 PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 42.01% to date this season, less than the Northwestern Wildcats shooters have managed so far (44.8% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats got 19 points from Scottie Lindsey as Northwestern ran past Houston Baptist 72-63 on Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

The battle between the Nittany Lions and Bears didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Morgan State was handed a 96-55 defeat on Wednesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 4-14-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Penn State
  • Penn State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Penn State is 14-4-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Northwestern
  • Penn State is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Northwestern

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern at Michigan State, Friday, December 30th
Penn State at Rutgers, Sunday, January 1st