Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany NCAAB Betting Prediction

Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Prediction 2/24/2024

The Indiana Hoosiers (14-12) travel to face off against the Penn State Nittany Lions (13-14) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park and televised on BTN. Penn State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Indiana is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nebraska. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions

The Indiana Hoosiers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Indiana heads into this game as a 3.5-point underdog, and they are 3-9 as the underdog this season. They are also 3-6 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -7.9 points per game.

Over their last 10 games on the road, the Hoosiers are 4-6, and they have lost three straight games overall. Their record this season is 14-12, and they are 6-9 in Big Ten play.

Against the spread, Indiana has a 12-13-1 record this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 4-4-1. As the underdog, the Hoosiers have gone 6-6 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Indiana is 5-5.

Indiana’s over/under record this season is 14-12 and the average scoring total in their games is 147.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 151 is higher than the average OU line in their games (145.7). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 147 points.

The Penn State Nittany Lions Are Coming Off A Win

After winning their last game against Illinois by a score of 90-89, Penn State comes into this game with a 13-14 record. They are 7-9 in Big Ten play, compared to their 6-5 non-conference record.

At home, the Nittany Lions have been much better, going 11-5 compared to their 2-9 mark on the road. Over their last ten games at home, they have gone 6-4.

As the favorite this season, Penn State has gone just 3-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Nittany Lions are just 3-7 ATS. At home this year, Penn State is 8-8 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Penn State games is 16-10-1. The average scoring total in their games is 149.3 points, which is higher than the average over/under line of 146.6. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 149 points.

Indiana Offense Breakdown

The Indiana offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Nebraska. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.6% while connecting on 4 threes. Malik Reneau is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Kel’el Ware brings a PPG average of 15 into the game.

Malik Reneau (F) 15.7 6.1 2.7
Kel’el Ware (C) 15.0 9.5 1.6
Mackenzie Mgbako (F) 11.7 4.2 1.3

Penn State Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Penn State’s offense looked good, scoring 90 points against Illinois. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.8% and made 12/20 free throws. The Penn State offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.7 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 33% of their looks from outside this season.

Kanye Clary (G) 16.7 2.9 2.8
Adrian Baldwin Jr (G) 13.9 2.2 5.6
Qudus Wahab (F) 9.1 7.4 0.5

Indiana Team Defense

Currently, the Hoosiers’ defense holds the 252nd rank in the nation, allowing 74.9 points per game. The Indiana defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 85 points and allowed Nebraska to connect on 4 threes.

Penn State Team Defense

At this time, the Nittany Lions’ defense is positioned 227th in the country, permitting 73.9 points per game. Penn State’s three-point defense is currently 50th in the country at 5.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.1% of their shots vs. Penn State.

Hoosiers vs Nittany Lions Trends

  • In their last three road games, Indiana has averaged 65 points per game while allowing 74. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Nittany Lions have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 69 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hoosiers have a straight up record of 2-8 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
  • As the betting favorite, the Nittany Lions have an ATS mark of just 3-7 in their last ten games. Penn State posted a straight up mark of 6-4 in these matchups.

Hoosiers vs Nittany Lions Prediction

The Nittany Lions is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 76-68. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Nittany Lions at -3.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 151, and our model projects the Hoosiers and Nittany Lions to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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