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Penn State Nittany Lions Battle vs Northwestern Wildcats Highlights College Basketball Odds Menu

The Penn State Nittany Lions will hit the floor running against the away Northwestern Wildcats Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Penn State sat as -1-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

Northwestern Wildcats vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Northwestern Wildcats have watched them go 18-11 and 13-14-2 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Penn State Nittany Lions are at 15-13 and 13-13-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-15-1, while the Northwestern Wildcats have a 13-14-2 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 251 (Penn State) and the No. 240 (Northwestern) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Penn State's No. 249 nationally ranked offense (65 points per game) against a Northwestern Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 45 at 66.38 PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions have been averaging 40.43% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (45.23% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Wildcats and Scarlet Knights didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rutgers was handed a 98-59 defeat on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Penn State was run off the court by the Spartans on Sunday as Michigan State routed them 88-57 at Breslin Center.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Northwestern is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 7 games
  • Penn State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Penn State is 14-3-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Northwestern

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Nebraska, Sunday, March 6th
Penn State at Illinois, Sunday, March 6th