Northwestern at Penn State - 2/25/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Penn State Nittany Lions (11-13) vs Northwestern Wildcats (13-13)
Game Info: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)
Betting Odds: Penn State Nittany Lions -2 -- Over/Under: 127.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Northwestern Wildcats will travel to play the Penn State Nittany Lions in a Big Ten game on Friday.
The Northwestern Wildcats are 13-13 (6-11) this season and have lost three of their last four games. Northwestern is coming off of a win against Nebraska by a score of 77-65. Northwestern shot 50% from the field and made 13 three pointers in the win. Pete Nance led the Wildcats with 20 points and 5 assists in the game. Northwestern is averaging 73.8 points per game and is giving up 68.3 points per game against, while also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game. Pete Nance is averaging 15.1 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game, while Boo Buie is averaging 15 points per game and 4.4 assists per game for the Wildcats. Northwestern is shooting 43.2% on field goals, 72.4% on free throws, and 34.6% on three pointers.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-13 (6-10) this season and have won two of their last three games. Penn State lost to Maryland by a score of 67-61 in their last game. Penn State shot 47.2% from the field and was +4 in rebounding margin in the loss. Sam Sessoms led the Nittany Lions with 17 points and 1 assist in the game. Penn State is averaging 65 points per game and is giving up 64.8 points per game against, while also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Jalen Pickett is averaging 13 points per game and 4.1 assists per game, while Seth Lundy is averaging 12.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Nittany Lions. Penn State is shooting 43.6% on field goals, 73.1% on free throws, and 34.5% on three pointers.
Northwestern is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 Friday games. The under is 4-1 in Northwestern’s last 5 games. Penn State is 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games. The under is 5-1 in Penn State’s last 6 games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.
Neither of these teams have been very good this season, but Penn State has lost some very close games. Northwestern is the better offensive team, while Penn State plays better defense. Shooting percentage and rebounding are about the same, so I have to give the home team the advantage.
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