Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 3/10/2021 Big Ten Tournament Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 10, 2021

The No. 11 seed Penn State Nittany Lions (11-12) are favored by 6.5 points in the Big Ten Tournament when they square off the No. 14 seed Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-20) Wednesday at Lucas Oil Stadium, starting at 9:00 PM ET on BTN. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Penn State vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Penn State -6.5 -110 -110 146.5 -110 -112 -291 227

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Penn State vs Nebraska
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Penn State (-6.5) Under (146.5) Penn State 76 Nebraska 69

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Total Facts

  • In 47.8% of their opportunities this year (11 of 23 chances), the Nittany Lions and their opponents have combined to record more than this matchup’s point total of 146.5 points.
  • In 13 of 26 games (50%) this season, Nebraska and its opponents have combined to score more than 146.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 142.6 points per game, 3.9 fewer points than the over/under of 146.5 set for this game.
  • The Nittany Lions and the Cornhuskers have seen their opponents average a combined 0.9 more points per game than the over/under of 146.5 set for this matchup.
  • The average total the Nittany Lions have had set in games this year is 0.8 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under for Cornhuskers games this season is 2.2 fewer points than the point total of 146.5 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Nittany Lions score 72.6 points per contest, just 1.7 fewer points than the 74.3 the Cornhuskers allow their opponents.
  • Penn State is 7-0 against the spread and 7-5 overall when scoring more than 74.3 points.
  • When Nebraska gives up more than 72.6 points, it is 6-9 against the spread and 1-14 overall.
  • The Cornhuskers put up an average of 70 points per game, only 3.1 fewer points than the 73.1 the Nittany Lions give up.
  • Nebraska has gone 5-5 overall and 6-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 73.1 points.
  • Penn State is 4-9 against the spread and 3-10 overall when it gives up more than 70 points.
  • The Nittany Lions have a negative point differential on the season (-12 total points, -0.5 per game), as do the Cornhuskers (-111 total points, -4.3 per game).

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Penn State Betting Information

  • The Nittany Lions have been solid against the spread this season, earning a 12-11 record.
  • The Nittany Lions have struggled to cover, going just 1-2 ATS when favored by at least 6.5 points.
  • The Nittany Lions have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 10 of 23 contests this season, a rate of 43.5%

Nebraska Betting Information

  • Nebraska has covered the spread in fewer than half of its outings, going 12-13 ATS.
  • When they are at least 6.5-point underdogs, the Cornhuskers have fared well, going 2-1 against the spread.
  • In most of Nebraska’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (11 out of 25 games, 44%).

Head to Head

Penn State vs Nebraska (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/23/2021 Penn State -6.5 145 -283 +223 Regular Season 86-83 PSU
2/14/2021 Penn State -11 146.5 -674 +475 Regular Season 61-60 PSU
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-64 PSU
2/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 95-71 PSU
1/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-64 NEB

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Penn State Leaders

  • Myreon Jones leads the Nittany Lions in scoring, tallying 15.5 points per game to go with 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
  • John Harrar is Penn State’s leading rebounder, pulling down 8.4 per game, while Jamari Wheeler is its best passer, distributing 3.5 assists in each contest.
  • Jones provides the bulk of the Nittany Lions’ three-point shooting production. He makes 2.4 threes per game to lead the squad.
  • The Penn State steals leader is Wheeler, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Seth Lundy, who compiles 0.6 rejections per contest.

Nebraska Leaders

  • Dalano Banton has racked up 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Cornhuskers leaderboards in those stat categories.
  • Teddy Allen’s stat line of 16.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game put him at the top of the Cornhuskers scoring leaderboard.
  • Allen makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cornhuskers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.0 per game.
  • Nebraska’s leader in steals is Trey McGowens (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Banton (0.9 per game).
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