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Penn State Nittany Lions visit Rutgers Scarlet Knights in NCAA College Basketball Betting

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights battle Sunday at Louis Brown Athletic Center as the Scarlet Knights look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Rutgers Scarlet Knights as -3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Penn State Nittany Lions have watched them go 8-6 and 6-5 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are at 11-3 and 5-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 2-5-1, while the Penn State Nittany Lions have a 4-7 mark.

The Scarlet Knights - Nittany Lions odds would favor the Nittany Lions if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rutgers is rated No. 144 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Penn State is at No. 134.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Rutgers's No. 7-rated squad against Penn State's No. 125-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Rutgers rates No. 253 in the country with 4.93 per game, while their foes tonight, the Penn State Nittany Lions rank No. 154 nationally with 7.29 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nittany Lions got 22 points from Josh Reaves, but it was Northwestern that prevailed in a 87-77 final on Tuesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Rutgers was run off the court by the Badgers on Tuesday as Wisconsin routed them 72-52 at Kohl Center.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Penn State is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
  • Rutgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

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