Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions ATS Pick
- Updated: January 23, 2014
Time: 8:00 PM EST Thursday January 23, 2014, ESPNU
Location: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
The Penn State Nittany Lions host the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big 10 conference match up.
In their last games Nebraska upset the Ohio State Buckeyes 68-62 at home as a 8 point underdog. Penn State lost a close battle with Purdue 65-64 on the road as a 7 point underdog.
In their last meeting almost a year ago on February 9, 2014 the Cornhuskers beat the Nittany Lions 67-53 at home as a 6.5 favorite. Nebraska has won 3 of their last 4 against the Nittany Lions which includes a 68-64 win at Penn State last January.
The Cornhuskers finally got their first Big Ten win this season last week, something Penn State will be looking to do as well when they faceoff against Nebraska.
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Below are some key handicapping stats for this match-up with an against the spread pick from one of our professional sports handicappers.
This season the Nittany Lions are 6-5 at home and Nebraska is 0-5 on the road.
Nebraska has covered the point spread in 4 of their last 5 games when facing a Big Ten opponent.
Penn State has a 1-6 record against the spread in their last 7 against the Big 10.
These 2 teams have an OVER record of 3-0-1 in their last 4 meetings.
Point Spread: Penn State -3.5
Over/Under Total Line: 141.5
Moneyline: Cornhuskers +155 / Nittany Lions -175
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Nebraska Cornhuskers: 9-8 SU / 9-7 ATS
Penn State Nittany Lions: 9-10 SU / 8-7-1 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• NEBRASKA is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
• NEBRASKA is 9-19 ATS in their last 28 road games.
• NEBRASKA has an OVER record of 12-5 in their last 17 road games.
• PENN ST is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
• PENN ST is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
• PENN ST has an OVER record of 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Nebraska Cornhuskers: 79.39
Penn State Nittany Lions: 77.29
Key Player Injuries
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Point Spread Pick
If the Nittany Lions have lost 6 straight games since they began Big Ten play. Tonight’s game may be their best shot at a win in conference play. The Cornhuskers have struggled on the road this season with a poor 1-7 mark and are currently on a 5-game losing streak as a visitor. Penn State has had 5 days to think about the Purdue loss and will be fully motivated to take advantage of any home court advantage tonight.
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