Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wildcats and Nittany Lions. The game is starting at 6:30 ET on BTN, and it’s hosted by the Nittany Lions at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA. Get ready to place your bets! The Wildcats are the favored team in this Big Ten conference contest against the Nittany Lions. The game’s over/under currently sits at 141.5 points.

NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS VS PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions +1.5

This game will be played at Bryce Jordan Center at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Nittany Lions.
  • Not only will Penn State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will the Wildcats Live Up to Expectations on the Road?

Northwestern is favored by 1.5 points on the road today, and they have been the favorite in 10 of their 14 games this season. So far, they have gone 9-1 when favored, including a win over Michigan State in their last game.

At home, Northwestern has been dominant, going 10-1 this season. On the road, they are just 1-2, and their average scoring margin is -9.7 points per game.

Against the spread, Northwestern has gone 6-6-2 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 0-2-1, and their last 3 road ATS record is 0-2-1. As the favorite, the Wildcats are 4-4-2 vs. the spread this year.

This season, the over/under record for Northwestern sits at 7-7 and today’s over/under line of 141.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (135.8). So far, 13 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and their games this season have averaged 139.7 points.

Northwestern’s offense had a good outing, putting up 88 points against Michigan State. They achieved a 54.2% field goal percentage and went 15/18 from the free-throw line. Boo Buie is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.1. Meanwhile, Brooks Barnhizer also brings a PPG average of 13.2 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Northwestern defense is giving up an average of 66.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Michigan State, the Spartans finished with a field goal percentage of 54% and a total of 74 points vs. Northwestern.

Will the Nittany Lions Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

After a win over Michigan, Penn State is now 8-7 on the season and 2-2 in Big Ten play. The Nittany Lions have been much better at home, going 8-2 compared to 0-5 on the road.

As the underdog, Penn State has gone 2-4 this year. For the season, they have been the underdog in six of their 15 games.

As the underdog this season, Penn State has a record of 3-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Nittany Lions have gone 6-3-1 ATS.

This season, Penn State’s over/under record is 8-6-1, and the average scoring total in their games is 148.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 141.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (143.8), and so far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 152 points.

Penn State’s offense had a good outing, putting up 79 points against Michigan. They achieved a 41.9% field goal percentage and went 20/26 from the free-throw line. Adrian Baldwin Jr led the team in scoring, putting up 25 points. Additionally, Kanye Clary contributed 18 points for the Nittany Lions.

Penn State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.9 points per game. Penn State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Michigan to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.