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Penn State Nittany Lions battle vs Indiana Hoosiers highlights college basketball odds menu

Indiana HoosiersPenn State Nittany Lions
10-5January 11, 2014, 12:00 | Bryce Jordan Center9-7

The Penn State Nittany Lions hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Indiana Hoosiers pay a visit to Bryce Jordan Center on the college basketball betting menu.

Supporters of the Hoosiers have watched them go 10-5 and 6-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Nittany Lions are at 9-7 and 8-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Nittany Lions are 8-5, while the Hoosiers have a 7-7 mark.

View Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds and Stats.

The Nittany Lions were listed as 1.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 37-rated Indiana taking on the No. 148-rated Nittany Lions in this contest.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 73-56 loser as they battled Michigan State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Hoosiers endured a 73-56 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Yogi Ferrell at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Penn State was a 68-65 loser in its last match at home against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Nittany Lions endured a 68-65 loss at the hands of the Golden Gophers on Wednesday, despite a 20-point effort from Tim Frazier at Bryce Jordan Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hoosiers is ranked No. 4 in NCAA hoops at 44.47 per game. Contrast that with Penn State’s No. 128 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Penn State is the No. 85-ranked team in the country at 6.94 per game, while Indiana rates No. 195 at 5.27 per game.

A few Hoosiers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Indiana is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Indiana is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indiana's last 7 games on the road
Penn State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games
Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Indiana home to Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 14th
Penn State at Michigan, Tuesday, January 14th