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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Matchup Report

Nebraska CornhuskersPenn State Nittany Lions
9-8January 23, 2014, 08:00 | Bryce Jordan Center9-10

Nebraska pays a visit to Penn State on Thursday, hoping to send the Nittany Lions to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Bryce Jordan Center.

The Cornhuskers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 9-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nittany Lions are 9-7 ATS. Nebraska is 8-7-1 against the total, while Penn State is 10-6 versus the number.

View Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds and Stats.

The Nittany Lions were listed as -2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the Nittany Lions, most recently No. 249 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cornhuskers, who rate No. 137 in the latest survey.

Nebraska won its last outing, a 68-62 result against Ohio State on January 20. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. The Cornhuskers got 18 points from Terran Petteway as Nebraska ran past Ohio State 68-62 on Monday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

In their last action, Penn State was a 65-64 loser on the road against Purdue. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Nittany Lions got 19 points from Tim Frazier, but it was Purdue that prevailed in a 65-64 final on Saturday at Mackey Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cornhuskers rank No. 206 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.76 per game. That compares with Penn State’s No. 150 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Penn State is college basketball's No. 87-ranked team at 6.89 per game, while the Cornhuskers rate No. 180 with 5.47 per game.

Next up:
Nebraska home to Minnesota, Sunday, January 26th
Penn State at Ohio State, Wednesday, January 29th