St. Francis vs Penn State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/14/23

Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0) vs St. Francis-Pennsylvania Red Flash (0-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)

Betting Odds: Penn State Nittany Lions -24.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Saint Francis Red Flash and Penn State Nittany Lions face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Bryce Jordan Center. 

Penn State Looks for Third Straight Win

Penn State comes into this game with a 2-0 record overall and they look for their third straight win. Penn State opened up the season with a 79-45 victory against Delaware State and in the last game against Lehigh they were able to secure the 74-65 victory. Against Lehigh the defense gave up only 27 points in the second half and that was enough for the victory. Kanye Clary had a strong game for Penn State putting up 20 points, two rebounds, and two assists. In this game Penn State is going to need the defense to step up. 

Awful Start to the Season for Saint Francis

It’s been an awful start to the season for Saint Francis and they come into this game with an 0-3 record overall. In the last game against Santa Clara, Saint Francis scored only 59 points while the defense gave up 82 points. At halftime they were down 46-24 and they weren’t able to bounce back on the way to the defeat. The only player to score in double figures was Cam Gregory and he had 12 points, four assists and one rebound. In this game, Saint Francis is going to need the defense to be good.

Shane’s Free Pick

I am not sure Penn State is going to be that good this season, but they are still a whole lot better than Saint Francis. The Saint Francis defense has been a major issue all season and they are going to have some major issues slowing down Penn State. They gave up 82 points in the last game and they are going to give up at least that many here. Back Penn State against the spread here. 

Shane’s Pick Penn State -24.5

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