Penn State at Nebraska: 2/23/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-15) vs Penn State Nittany Lions (7-12)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Betting Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers +6 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Penn State Nittany Lions and Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have struggled this year and coming into this game they sit with a 7-12 record overall. Coming into this game, Penn State has lost four games in a row and during the lsat three games they have covered one spread. In the last game, Penn State’s defense wasn’t terrible giving up 74 points but the offense could only manage 68 points and that led to the loss. Penn State on the season is averaging 72.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.8 points per game. Penn State is shooting 41 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from behind the three point line. Myreon Jones has been the best player for Penn State averaging 14.9 points while shooting 39.5 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the Nebraska Cornhuskers who sit with a 5-15 record overall and they have lost three games in a row. Nebraska comes into this game having lost three games in a row and they have failed to cover the spread in two of those games. Nebraska on the season is averaging 66.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.2 points per game. Nebraska is shooting 39,4 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from behind the three point line. Teddy Allen has been the best player for Nebraska averaging 16.5 points while shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 36.2 percent from deep.
The under is 7-1 in Nebraska’s last eight games overall. The over is 8-2 in the last ten meetings played between the two teams in Nebraska. The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings played between the two teams.
Nebraska has at least been competitive as of late, and they should find success in this game. Back Nebraska against the spread and also throwing a few dollars on the money line isn’t a bad idea.