Penn State at Northwestern: 1/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Northwestern Wildcats (8-3) vs Penn State Nittany Lions (6-5)
Game Info: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats -4.5 -- Over/Under: 128.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions will visit the Northwestern Wildcats in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Wednesday night.
The Nittany Lions are coming off of a 3 point win over Indiana in their last time out. Jalen Pickett led the Nittany Lions with 15 points. Myles Dread and Sam Sessoms had 12 and 10 points respectively off the bench.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are led in scoring by Seth Lundy who averages 14.1 points and 6.4 rebounds for this team. Sam Sessoms averages 13 points and 4.3 rebounds a night. Jalen Pickett is the third leading scorer for the Nittany Lions as he averages 12.2 points a game for this team.
The Nittany Lions are averaging 66.7 points per game on 45% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.2 points per game. They are shooting 74.1% from the free throw line.
The Northwestern Wildcats are coming off of a 6 point loss to Michigan in their last time out. Pete Nance had 13 points before fouling out and Boo Buie and Chase Audige had 12 points apiece for Northwestern.
The Northwestern Wildcats are led in scoring by Pete Nance who averages 16 points and 7.8 rebounds for this team. Boo Buie averages 14.6 points and 2.5 rebounds a game for this team. Ryan Young is the third leading scorer for the Wildcats as he averages 10.6 points a game for this team.
The Wildcats are averaging 67 points per game on 45.2% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 61.9 points per game. They are shooting 76% from the free throw line.
The Nittany Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600. The Wildcats are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400. The Wildcats are also 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Nittany Lions can keep this one close against a Northwestern team that doesn’t have much over them. These teams are very similar so I’ll go with the hotter team in this one.
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