Indiana Hoosiers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Prediction

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The Indiana Hoosiers (6-2, 1-0 Big 10) will be at the Bryce Jordan Center to go head-to-head with the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-3, 0-1 Big 10) in a Big 10 matchup. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Indiana Hoosiers at Penn State Nittany Lions ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Nittany Lions lost to the 24th-ranked Maryland Terrapins, 66-59, while the Hoosiers won a close one over the Northwestern Wildcats, 68-66.

The Hoosiers had a much better free throw rate (0.224 vs. 0.115) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.582 vs. 0.484). Penn State, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 10.9 (better than their season average of 16.8). Penn State was lifted by Lamar Stevens, who finished with 19 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Juwan Morgan had a good game for Indiana, putting up 17 points and 12 rebounds.

The Hoosiers won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 74-70. Indiana out-rebounded Penn State. The Hoosiers had more offensive rebounds (12 vs. five) and total rebounds (36 vs. 31).

Penn State figures to have an edge on the offensive glass in this matchup. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Nittany Lions rank 85th in offensive rebounding percentage (31.8 percent), while Indiana ranks 196th in defensive rebounding percentage (71.2 percent).

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Pick

Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Penn State, ATS Winner – Penn State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Penn State averages 4.6 blocks per game, which ranks 35th in the NCAA. Indiana ranks 196th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • The Nittany Lions rank 50th in assists allowed per game (11.6) while the Hoosiers rank 117th (12.7).
  • The Nittany Lions average 7.4 steals per game, which ranks 45th in the nation. The Hoosiers rank 204th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
  • Penn State ranks 28th in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while Indiana ranks 111th (21.0).