Indiana vs. Penn State - 2/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana vs. Penn State - 2/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Nittany Lions (20-6) at Indiana Hoosiers (17-9)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Assembly Hall)

The Line: Indiana Hoosiers 0 -- Over/Under: 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Penn State Nittany Lions (20-6, 10-5 CONF) and the Indiana Hoosiers (17-9, 7-8 CONF) will meet on Sunday, February 23rd for a Big Ten matchup at the Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. The game will be played at 12:00 PM eastern time. 

Penn State is coming off a 62-56 home loss to Illinois in their last game. Penn State is currently ranked #9 in the country, therefore that home loss was an upset from the Fightin’ Illini of Illinois. That loss snapped an eight-game win streak for Penn State, who is five games above .500 in Big Ten conference play. Indiana is coming off a 68-56 road win over Minnesota in their last game. Indiana has lost three of their last five overall, but have won two of their previous three going into this game. Indiana is one game under .500 in conference play as of now. 

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Penn State scores 76.7 points per game on 44.4 percent FG shooting this season. Penn State’s leading scorer is F Lamar Stevens, who scores 17.5 points per game. The leading rebounder for Penn State is F Mike Watkins, who averages 7.9 rebounds per game. Penn State allows 67.2 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +9.5 scoring differential so far this season. Penn State also earns 38.7 rebounds, 14.8 assists, 5.1 blocks, and 8.0 steals per game as a team. 

Indiana scores 72.5 points per game on 45.2 percent FG shooting this season. Indiana’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Trayce Jackson-Davis, who scores 14.1 points per game and earns 8.0 rebounds per game. Indiana allows 67.7 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +4.8 point differential so far this season. Indiana also earns 37.7 rebounds, 13.2 assists, 4.4 blocks, and 5.4 steals per game as a team. 

Penn State is 15-9-2 against the spread this season and 7-2-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Penn State is also 5-3 against the spread on the road so far this season. Indiana is 12-14 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. Indiana is also 9-7 against the spread at home so far this season.

Penn State took a tough loss to Illinois in which Illinois took over in the second half. I like Penn State to rebound in this game in a tough environment in Indiana. Penn State controlled Indiana in the first meeting between these teams, so I will look for more of the same in the second meeting. Penn State is the play from me. 

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