Penn State vs. Northwestern - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Northwestern Wildcats (6-17) at Penn State Nittany Lions (19-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -13 -- Over/Under: 142
The Northwestern Wildcats and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Northwestern Wildcats need a win to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Northwestern Wildcats are averaging 65.5 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Miller Kopp is averaging 13.5 points and 3.7 rebounds while Pat Spencer is averaging 10.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Boo Buie is the third double-digit scorer and Ryan Young is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Northwestern Wildcats are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Northwestern Wildcats are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Northwestern Wildcats haven’t won a road game since December 3.
The Penn State Nittany Lions look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 77.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Lamar Stevens is averaging 17.6 points and seven rebounds while Myreon Jones is averaging 14.1 points and three assists. Mike Watkins is the third double-digit scorer and Izaiah Brockington is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Penn State Nittany Lions have won three straight home games.
The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Northwestern Wildcats are an absolute joke of a basketball team, as they've lost eight straight games, are losing their last five by an average of 14.6 points, and they're losing on the road by an average of 6.4 points. The Northwestern Wildcats are also 9-14 ATS on the season. The Penn State Nittany Lions have not only won seven straight games, but their defense is improving, and they're 9-4 ATS at home and 15-8-1 ATS on the season. The Penn State Nittany Lions are also winning at home by an average of 16.3 points while allowing 37.9 percent shooting from the field. I'll lay the big number.