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Providence Friars vs Penn State Nittany Lions Preview

Penn State Nittany LionsProvidence Friars
Nov 16, 7:30 PM | Coliseo do Puerto Rico

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Providence Friars Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Providence vs Penn State battle Friday at Coliseo do Puerto Rico as the Friars look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Coliseo do Puerto Rico).

The Friars currently sports a 2-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Nittany Lions are 1-1 and 0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Friars produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Nittany Lions have gone 0-1 against the number.

View Penn State vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 256-rated Penn State taking on the No. 148-rated Friars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-60 win for the Friars on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Providence's No. 110-rated squad against Penn State's No. 163-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Providence rates No. 202 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 315 nationally with 3 per match.

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 178 nationally in scoring at home.

Penn State lost its last outing, a 72-55 result against North Carolina State on November 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point underdog. Penn State suffered a 72-55 loss against North Carolina State on Thursday, getting 23 points from Tim Frazier in a losing effort at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.

In their last action, Providence was a 77-75 loser on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Providence suffered a 77-75 loss against Massachusetts on Thursday, getting 23 points from Bryce Cotton in a losing effort at Coliseo do Puerto Rico.

Next up:
Penn State home to Bucknell, Friday, November 23
Providence home to Fairfield, Friday, November 23