Indiana Hoosiers vs. Penn St. Nittany Lions
The Indiana Hoosiers and the Penn State Nittany Lions face off on Wednesday in Bloomington in Big Ten college basketball action. The Hoosiers are -26 point favorites over the Nittany Lions with an over/under point total set at 139.
The Indiana Hoosiers are 4-1 in Big Ten play this season and they are locked in a three way tie for second place in the conference. Indiana is 11-1 at home this season and they have played the 29th ranked schedule in the nation after starting the season off with the number one ranking. As a team Indiana is averaging 84.4 points, 16.1 assists, and they are shooting 50.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.6 points, 10.1 assists, and their opponents are shooting 37 percent. Cody Zeller is averaging 17.2 points and 8.2 rebounds, Victor Oladipo is averaging 13.2 points, Christian Watford is averaging 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Jordan Hulls is averaging 11.4 points. Including this one IU plays three of their next four games at home.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are struggling badly and they have yet to win a Big Ten game this season. PSU is 0-3 on the road this year and they have played the 68th ranked schedule thus far. As a team Penn State is averaging 62.2 points, 9.3 assists, and they are shooting 39.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.9 points, 11.7 assists, and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. D.J. Newbill is averaging 15.3 points and 5.9 rebounds, Jermaine Marshall is averaging 15.2 points, and Ross Travis is averaging 7.0 points and 7.2 rebounds. Penn State will be hard pressed to get a conference win this year.
Indiana is 19-8 against the spread in their last 27 home games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall, and 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record. Penn State is 3-12 against the spread in their last 15 road games, 1-4 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 3-14 against the spread in their last 17 road games against a team with a winning home record. The favorite has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This is an absolute ton of points and if there were a spot I would think about laying them this would be it.
Indiana Hoosiers -26 Penn St. Nittany Lions