Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Nittany Lions versus the Cornhuskers? Tip off is at at 12:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BTN. The game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 153.5 points, and Nebraska is favored by -7.5 to win at home against Penn State.

PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS VS NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions +7.5

This game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 12:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cornhuskers.
  • Even though we have Nebraska winning straight-up, we like Penn State at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Nittany Lions Win on the Road?

Despite being the underdog, Penn State has been the underdog in 15 games this season, they have a winning record at 6-9. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -7.6, and they have lost two straight games. Overall, they are 12-13 this season and 6-8 in Big Ten play.

On the road, Penn State has gone 2-8 this season, and their average scoring margin is -7.6. In their last game, they lost to Michigan State, 80-72. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 2-8.

As the underdog, Penn State has gone 9-6 vs. the spread this season and 12-13 overall. On the road, the Nittany Lions have an ATS mark of 5-5 and they are 3-0 ATS in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Penn State is 7-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Penn State games is 15-9-1 with an average scoring total of 149.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (145.9). Currently, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 149 points.

In their latest game, Penn State offense put up 72 points against Michigan State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.3% and made 12 threes. The top scorer for the Nittany Lions was Zach Hicks with 15 points, while Adrian Baldwin Jr also added 15 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Penn State defense is giving up an average of 73.6 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.8 threes per game vs. Nebraska. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.2%.

Will the Cornhuskers Win at Pinnacle Bank Arena?

So far this season, Nebraska is 15-1 at home, compared to 2-7 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +13.2, while on the road, it is -5.6. They have won nine straight games at home.

Overall, Nebraska is 17-8, including a 7-7 record in Big Ten games. In their last game, they defeated Michigan by a score of 79-59.

As the favorite, Nebraska has been solid against the spread this season, going 11-3-1. They have also been strong at home, posting a mark of 12-3-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cornhuskers are 7-3 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Nebraska games is 17-8. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (147.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 152 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Nebraska’s offense scored 79 points against Michigan. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.9%, and they went 10/16 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Cornhuskers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 179th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 74th in terms of percentage and 23rd in three-pointers made.

So far, the Cornhuskers’ defense is ranked 139th in the country at 70.8 points per contest. Against Michigan, the Cornhuskers’ defense gave up 59 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Michigan only made 10 free-throws.