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Penn State Nittany Lions face Indiana Hoosiers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Penn State Nittany LionsIndiana Hoosiers
12-12February 12, 2014, 07:00 | Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall14-9

Penn State travels to Indiana on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 12-12 record with a victory over the Hoosiers.

The Nittany Lions will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 11-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Hoosiers are 11-10-1 ATS. Penn State is 13-8 on the totals; Indiana is 9-13.

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

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Nittany Lions were listed as 8-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 126-ranked Hoosiers and the No. 285-rated Nittany Lions in this matchup.

Penn State was a 60-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against Illinois. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Penn State got 19 points from D.J. Newbill but lost anyway, 60-55, to Illinois on Sunday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Indiana was a 66-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Hoosiers to a win (they lost 66-60 to Minnesota at Williams Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Indiana's No. 85-ranked scoring average of 74.13 PPG, against a Nittany Lions defense rated No. 186 and allowing 72.17 PPG. The Hoosiers FG% has averaged 44.98% to date this season, more than the Nittany Lions shooters have managed so far (44.02% per game).

A few Nittany Lions at Hoosiers trends to consider:
Penn State is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
Penn State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Penn State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Indiana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Penn State home to Iowa, Saturday, February 15th
Indiana at Purdue, Saturday, February 15th