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Penn State favored by 8 against Pennsylvania on Saturday

Pennsylvania QuakersPenn State Nittany Lions
Dec 1, 2:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Pennsylvania Quakers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Pennsylvania when they take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Penn State battles the Quakers, currently sitting with a 2-5 mark (2-2-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-1 for the Nittany Lions and 0-0 for the Quakers.

View Pennsylvania vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Quakers were listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 261 (Nittany Lions) and the No. 344 (Quakers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 62-58 result in favor of the Quakers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Penn State's No. 189-rated squad against Pennsylvania's No. 272-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Penn State rates No. 261 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 220 nationally with 5.6 per match.

Defensively, Pennsylvania features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.5 points per game. Penn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 306 nationally in scoring at home.

Pennsylvania won its last outing, a 65-54 result against Binghamton on November 28. Pennsylvania got 15 points from Miles Cartwright en route to a 65-54 victory over Binghamton on Wednesday at The Palestra.

In their last action, Penn State was a 73-61 loser at home against Boston College. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Penn State got 25 points from Jermaine Marshall on the way to a 73-61 loss against Boston College on Wednesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Villanova are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Boston College are 1-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few Quakers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Penn State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pennsylvania
Penn State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Penn State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Pennsylvania home to Villanova, Saturday, December 8
Penn State at La Salle, Wednesday, December 5