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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Penn State Nittany Lions Underdogs vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will try to cover the point spread at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Penn State Nittany Lions in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Nebraska Cornhuskers betting line opened as -7-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Penn State Nittany Lions have watched them go 12-12 and 11-11-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are at 13-12 and 12-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are 14-7-1, while the Penn State Nittany Lions have a 10-12-1 mark.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 62 (Nebraska) and the No. 287 (Penn State) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nebraska has the nation's No. 137-rated offensive output, at 73.76 PPG. The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions defense ranks No. 95 allowing on average 68.88 PPG. The Cornhuskers FG% has averaged 45.64% so far, more than the Nebraska Nittany Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.77% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State got 24 points from Brandon Taylor en route to a 68-63 victory over Indiana on Saturday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Nebraska suffered a 72-61 loss against Wisconsin on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Glynn Watson Jr. in a losing effort at Kohl Center.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games
  • Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Penn State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Nebraska is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Nebraska's last 10 games
  • Nebraska is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Iowa, Wednesday, February 17th
Nebraska at Indiana, Wednesday, February 17th