Morehead State vs Penn State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/17/23

Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0) vs Morehead State Eagles (1-2)

Game Info: Friday, November 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Bryce Jordan Center)

Betting Odds: Penn State Nittany Lions -14 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Morehead State Eagles and Penn State Nittany Lions face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Bryce Jordan Center. 

Penn State Looks to Continue Perfect Start

Penn State comes into this game with a 3-0 record overall and they are going to look to continue the perfect start here. On Tuesday Penn State faced off against Saint Francis and they scored 83 points on the way to the 30 point victory. Kanye Clary had a strong game putting up 14 points, three assists, and one rebound. There were four different players that finished with at least 11 points. Penn State is averaging 78.7 points while their defense is giving up 54.3 points per game. The defense is ranked 13th and they are going to need the defense to step up here. 

Morehead State’s Defense has Been Inconsistent

Morehead State comes into this game 2-2 record overall but in the two losses the defense has been an issue. Against Alabama, they gave up 105 points and against Purdue they gave up 87 points. In the last game against Mercer though, the defense gave up only 66 points and they ended up losing by eight points. Drew Thelwell had a strong game putting up 26 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Morehead State is averaging 75 points while their defense is giving up 74.5 points per game. In this game the defense is going to need to step up.

Shane’s Free Pick

This total is too low. In the two games against Purdue and Alabama the defense was awful, and that is going to be the case again here. Penn State is averaging 78.7 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score again here. Morehead State is averaging 75 points per game and they are going to find success here. Both offenses are going to find success here and the over is going to cash.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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