The Penn State Nittany Lions head to Nebraska to battle the Cornhuskers on Thursday night in a key game for both schools. The Nittany Lions can get to .500 with a win while the Cornhuskers can keep pace in the deep Big Ten. Check out analysis, college basketball odds, and a free pick for Penn State at Nebraska!
Penn State vs Nebraska NCAAB Lines & Betting Analysis
Your Nittany Lions cross the plains to face Nebraska for 9 pm ET Thursday night contest on ESPN2. Earliest-ever meeting in @B1GMBBall between Nittany Lions & Huskers. #PennState holds a 9-8 overall series advantage. Preview, 📝 & 📊: https://t.co/QtuinJI1UZ #ClimbWithUs 🔵🏀🦁⚪— Penn State Men’s Basketball (@PennStateMBB) January 10, 2019
- When: Thursday, Jan. 10 at 9:00 pm ET
- Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE
- TV: ESPN 2
- Radio: Penn State / Nebraska
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- ATS Odds: Nebraska -10.5 (-110)
- Over/Under Total Odds: 137.5 (-110)
Why Penn State Nittany Lions are a good bet +10.5?
The Nittany Lions haven’t had a great season. They could turn their form around against Nebraska because they’ll lean on one of the most gifted and underrated college basketball players in the nation.
Lamar Stevens averages closes to 19 points and grabs 8 boards per game. He shoots over 43% from the field. If Penn State ratchets up their defensive pressure, they can keep dumping the rock into the 6’ 8” Stevens and let him create on the other end as a point-forward. That should allow the Nittany Lions to keep this close.
- Points/G: 68.1
- Field Goal %: 41.5
- 3-Point %: 31.4
- Free Throw %: 67.4
- Rebounds/G: 36.6
- Points/G: 66.7
- Field Goal %: 44.6
- 3-Point %: 33.9
- Free Throw %: 69
- Rebounds/G: 31.2
Why Nebraska Cornhuskers are a good bet -10.5?
Nebraska has an 11-4 record, but they enter this game off two losses. They can’t get behind Michigan State, Michigan, and Ohio State in the race for the Big Ten Regular Season title.
They dropped a game 72-74 on the road against Maryland and 84-93 to Iowa. Now back home, Nebraska should be fired up to get back on the winning track.
- Points/G: 79.9
- Field Goal %: 47.3
- 3-Point %: 36.4
- Free Throw %: 73
- Rebounds/G: 36.5
- Points/G: 71.3
- Field Goal %: 38.6
- 3-Point %: 28.5
- Free Throw %: 70.1
- Rebounds/G: 33
NCAAB Betting Trends for Penn State vs Nebraska
- Penn State is 2-7 ATS in the last 9 games
- Penn State is 2-4 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Penn State’s last 5 games
- Nebraska is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games when playing Penn State
- Nebraska is 11-4 SU in the last 15 games
- The total went OVER in 4 of Nebraska’s last 5 games when playing Penn State
Penn State vs Nebraska Final NCAAB Betting Analysis
Nebraska is a terrific 6-0-1 ATS in home games this season. They face a team with only a single player who should give them trouble, Lamar Stevens, which means the Cornhuskers could definitely get back to their winning ways.
Will they cover a 10.5 spread? It looks like a lot of points until we realize how bad Penn State is on the road. The Nittany Lions are 0-4 ATS in away games. They won’t pick it up in front of fired up Nebraska fans. Laying the points in this Big Ten battle.
NCAAB Betting Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers -10.5