Northwestern Wildcats vs. Penn State Nittany Lions, College Basketball Betting, Odds, Lines, Tips, Picks and Prediction

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NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS
11-2 December 27, 3:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center 8-5

When: 3:00 PM ET, Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
TV: 3 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Team Spread Money Line Total
Northwestern -3.5 -105 -170 140 -110
Penn State +3.5 -115 +150 140 -110

The fans at Bryce Jordan Center will be treated to a game between the Northwestern Wildcats and the Penn State Nittany Lions when they take their seats on Tuesday.

ABOUT NORTHWESTERN (11-2): Although his season high is only 14 points, senior guard Sanjay Lumpkin (eight points per game, 7.5 rebounds) has three point-rebound double-doubles this season and been on something of a tear over his last four outings, averaging 11.8 points and 11.8 boards. Junior guard Scottie Lindsey (14.9 points) ranks seventh in the Big Ten in scoring but has been in a bit of a rut shooting lately, going 14-for-40 from the floor over his last three contests after connecting on 48.3 percent of his field-goal attempts over the first 10 games. Vic Law (13.7) is second on the team in scoring and 3-point accuracy (44.8 percent), while Bryant McIntosh (12.2) is the Wildcats’ only other double-digit scorer.

ABOUT PENN STATE (8-5): Six Nittany Lions finished in double figures against the Bears and five players average at least 10.5 points, including freshmen Lamar Stevens (12.5 points, 5.7 rebounds), Carr (11.3 points, 5.2 boards, 4.1 assists) and Mike Watkins (10.5 points, team-best 8.4 rebounds, Big Ten-high 3.3 blocks). Stevens bounced back from a pair of underwhelming offensive performances (17 points combined on 3-of-15 from the field) to score 20 points against Morgan State, marking the third time he has tallied at least that many points. Leading scorer Shep Garner (14.6 points) has scored in double figures in 12 of 13 outings this season and did not commit a turnover Wednesday after recording a season-high five before fouling out in 23 minutes against St. John’s.

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Wildcats listed as 3.5-point favorites versus the Nittany Lions, while the game’s total is sitting at 140 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Northwestern had shown a frustrating tendency to lose focus in the second half of games recently, but it was the team’s strong play after intermission in its last time out that allowed it to extend its winning streak to eight games. The need for the Wildcats to play a full 40 minutes figures to grow considerably over the next two-plus weeks, however, as they begin a stretch of four of five on the road Tuesday when they open Big Ten play at Penn State.

On two occasions this month, Northwestern blitzed nonconference opponents in the first half (led DePaul by 36 and Dayton by 23 at the break), only to watch both teams make things more interesting by outscoring the Wildcats by 20 in the second half. The opposite script played out in Thursday’s 72-63 victory over Houston Baptist, as Northwestern finished the first half trailing by 10 before outscoring the Huskies 47-28 over the final 20 minutes. The Nittany Lions are coming off their two most impressive offensive performances of the season, topping 90 points in consecutive games for the first time since the 1995-96 season. Penn State drained a season-high 13 3-pointers to cruise past St. John’s in Madison Square Garden 92-76 on Dec. 18 before getting a near triple-double from freshman guard Tony Carr (11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists) in a 96-55 rout of Morgan State on Wednesday.

Last time out for Penn State, they were a 96-55 winner as they battled Bears at home.

Northwestern was a 72-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Huskies.

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Northwestern:
Team record: 11-2 SU,8-3 ATS
Current Streak: won 8 straight games.
Northwestern is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road

Penn State:
Team record: 8-5 SU,6-4 ATS
Penn State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Penn State is 14-4-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Northwestern

Next up:
Northwestern at Michigan State Friday, December 30
Penn State at Rutgers Sunday, January 1

COLLEGE HOOPS UPDATES
1. Northwestern has won 18 consecutive games in December.

2. Watkins is the first Penn State freshman to produce three double-doubles since 2003.

3. The Wildcats are opening conference play with four of five on the road for the first time since 1955-56.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Northwestern Wildcats will cover the spread at -3.5 and the game will go over 140 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Northwestern 82, Penn State 77 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
NWEST TEAM PENST
76.8 PTS FOR 75.2
63.5 PTS AGNST 70.8
13.3 DIFF. 4.5
27.3 DEF REBOUNDS 27.0
11.7 OFF REBOUNDS 10.5
44.8 FG% 42.0
75.4 FT% 79.4
8.5 3 POINTERS 7.5
5.0 STEALS 7.4
INJURIES
NORTHWESTERN
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
PENN STATE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
NORTHWESTERN
Northwestern is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Northwestern is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Penn State
Northwestern is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Penn State
PENN STATE
Penn State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Penn State is 14-4-1 ATS in its last 19 games when playing Northwestern
Penn State is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Northwestern
Penn State is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Northwestern
Penn State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State’s last 5 games when playing at home against Northwestern
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Northwestern’s Overall Scoring vs Penn State’s Overall Defense 76.9 122 70.8 163
Northwestern’s Away Scoring vs Penn State’s Home Defense 68.0 191 69.3 219
Northwestern’s Road Rebounds vs Penn State’s Home Rebounds Allowed 31.0 300 39.2 326
Penn State’s Overall Scoring vs Northwestern’s Overall Defense 75.2 154 63.5 38
Penn State’s Home Scoring vs Northwestern’s Road Defense 76.6 206 70.0 82
Penn State’s Home Rebounds vs Northwestern’s Road Rebounds Allowed 37.7 205 32.0 38
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
NWEST 44.8 37.8 7.0
PENST 42.0 41.0 1.1
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
NWEST 11.7 27.3 39.0
PENST 10.5 27.0 37.5
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
NWEST 18.2 10.8 1.7
PENST 15.6 13.5 1.2

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