Penn State Vs Nebraska: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 21, 2023

Written By Staff on January 20, 2023

Big Ten foes square off when the Penn State Nittany Lions (12-6, 3-4 Big Ten) host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-9, 3-5 Big Ten) at Bryce Jordan Center, beginning at 2:15 PM ET on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Nittany Lions’ (-415 to win on the moneyline) matchup against the Cornhuskers (+317).

The betting facts in the article below reflect odds as of January 21, 2023 at 1:44 PM ET.

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Penn State vs Nebraska Betting Odds

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Penn State Offense Vs. Nebraska Defense

Penn State Offense Stats (Rank) Nebraska Defense
74.5 (131) Points/Gm 66.8 (111)
18.2 (9) Possessions/Game 10.8 (173)
46.6 (69) Field Goal % 41.7 (86)
39.8 (6) 3PT % 32.4 (127)
56.0 (16) Effective FG % 48.5 (128)
58.2 (38) True Shooting % 50.6 (43)

Nebraska Offense Vs. Penn State Defense

Nebraska Offense Stats (Rank) Penn State Defense
66.2 (313) Points/Gm 67.1 (117)
10.8 (186) Possessions/Game 18.2 (355)
43.8 (220) Field Goal % 41.3 (68)
30.0 (332) 3PT % 33.3 (168)
49.1 (270) Effective FG % 47.6 (88)
51.7 (293) True Shooting % 51.2 (58)

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Penn State Betting Insights

  • Penn State has covered 11 times in 18 matchups with a spread this season.
  • When playing as at least 8.5-point favorites this season, the Nittany Lions have an ATS record of 3-3.
  • Penn State and its opponents have combined to go over the point total nine out of 18 times this season.
  • In 10 games this season, the Nittany Lions and their opponents have scored more than 134.5 total points.
  • Penn State has an average total of 141.6 in its contests this year, 7.1 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Nebraska Betting Insights

  • Nebraska has put together a 7-12-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Cornhuskers have covered the spread once when an underdog by 8.5 points or more this season (in five opportunities).
  • A total of three Nebraska’s games this year have gone over the point total.
  • The Cornhuskers have combined with their opponent to score more than 134.5 points in seven of 19 games this season.
  • The average over/under for Nebraska’s matchups this season is 133.0, 1.5 fewer points than this game’s point total.

Penn State Key Players

  • The Nittany Lions points, rebounds and assists leader is Jalen Pickett. He contributes 17.7 points per game and adds 7.7 rebounds and 7.3 assists.
  • Andrew Funk is the top three-point shooter for the Nittany Lions, knocking down 3.1 per game.
  • Penn State’s steals leader is Pickett, who averages 1.1 per game. Kebba Njie leads the team averaging 0.8 blocks a contest.

Nebraska Key Players

  • Derrick Walker has the top Cornhuskers spot in two categories: scoring (13.6 points per game) and rebounding (7.9 rebounds per game).
  • The Nebraska leader in assists is Sam Griesel with 4.1 assists per game.
  • Keisei Tominaga is tops from three-point range for the Cornhuskers, hitting 1.5 treys per game.
  • Nebraska’s Juwan Gary has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.4 per game and Walker is first in blocks with 0.7 per game.
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