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Madison Square Garden features an NCAA Basketball betting clash between the host St. John's Red Storm and the visiting Penn State Nittany Lions in college hoops betting odds action on Sunday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. John's Red Storm betting line opened as -5-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 St. John's Red Storm Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. John's Red Storm battles the Penn State Nittany Lions, currently sitting with a 6-5 mark (5-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 6-5 for the St. John's Red Storm and 2-7 for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. John's Red Storm rated this week at No. 65 and the Penn State Nittany Lions sitting at No. 153.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. John's's No. 83-rated squad against Penn State's No. 203-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. John's rates No. 8 in the country with 10.45 per game, while their foes tonight, the Penn State Nittany Lions rank No. 162 nationally with 7.09 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Mike Watkins scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Nittany Lions to a win (they lost 81-73 to Pittsburgh at Prudential Center on Saturday).

The Red Storm got 18 points from Shamorie Ponds, but it was LIU-Brooklyn that prevailed in a 74-73 final on Sunday at Barclays Center.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Penn State's last 8 games
  • Penn State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • St. John's is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • St. John's is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. John's's last 15 games
  • St. John's is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Morgan State, Wednesday, December 21st
St. John's at Syracuse, Wednesday, December 21st