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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Hartford Hawks Betting Preview

Hartford HawksPenn State Nittany Lions
Nov 12, 11:00 AM | Bryce Jordan Center

Hartford Hawks vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Hartford when they take on the Nittany Lions on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nittany Lions are 0-0 ATS. Hartford is 0-0 against the total, while Penn State is 0-0 versus the number.

View Hartford vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Nittany Lions, most recently No. 214 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hawks, who rate No. 300 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 30-10 victory for the Nittany Lions.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Penn State's No. 234-ranked scoring average of 0 PPG, against a Hawks defense rated No. 256 and allowing 70 PPG. The Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 0% to date this season, less than the Hawks shooters have managed so far (27.3% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Hartford owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 136 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Hartford was a 70-50 loser at home against Sacred Heart. Hartford was run off the court by the Pioneers on Friday as Sacred Heart routed them 70-50 at Reich Family Pavilion.

Penn State was a 66-64 loser in its last match against Temple. They covered the 2.5–point spread as underdogs.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Temple are 8-0
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hawks at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Penn State's last 10 games at home
Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Hartford home to Mount St. Mary's, Wednesday, November 16
Penn State home to Radford, Monday, November 14