Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers 2/23/2020 Odds, Picks and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers 2/23/2020 – The Penn State Nittany Lions got their eight-game winnings streak snapped and they are looking to get back into winning form when they battle the Indiana Hoosiers for their next game. This matchup will happen this Sunday, February 23 at the Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. Fox Sports 1 is the official broadcast partner and they will air the game live at 12:00 PM Eastern Time. This match is expected to go down the wire with and NCAAB Point Spread Picks see the home team Indiana Hoosiers over the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers 2/23/2020
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State Nittany Lions are ranked as the 9th best team in the NCAA. They are sitting at second place at the Big Ten Conference behind the Maryland Terrapins with a 20-6 record. On the road, the Nittany Lions won five of their eight games. They are coming in this game coming off from a loss against the Illinois Fighting Illini by six points. This team now is itching to bounce back hard after that loss and they will expect Stevens to lead the on the road as he does across the board with 17.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. Jones backs him up with 14.1 points while Watkins is the man in the paint with 9.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks a night.
Players to watch: L. Stevens F (26 GP 30.3 MIN 17.5 PTS 6.8 REB 2.2 AST 1.2 STL 1.2 BLK 2.5 TO 45.1 FG% 73.9 FT% 27.6 3PT%), M. Jones G (22 GP 29.5 MIN 14.1 PTS 3 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.5 TO 45.8 FG% 77.6 FT% 41.3 3PT%), M. Watkins F (26 GP 21.2 MIN 9.9 PTS 7.9 REB 0.6 AST 0.9 STL 2.5 BLK 1.1 TO 55.3 FG% 54.1 FT% 0 3PT%).
The Indiana Hoosiers are coming off from a win against the Minnesota Golden Gophers by 8 points. Over the past three games, the Hoosiers have won two after the team suffered a four-game skid. The Hoosiers are in the middle of the deep Big Ten Conference as they hold on a 17-9 record and at home, this team is victorious in 13 of their 16 games. Jackson-Davis is doing 14.1 points per game while doing 8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks. Smith does 10.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game while Green is doing 10.7 points and 2.7 rebounds.
Players to Watch: T. Jackson-Davis F (26 GP 29 MIN 14.1 PTS 8 REB 1.3 AST 0.7 STL 1.9 BLK 1.3 TO 60.1 FG% 70.5 FT% 0 3PT%), J. Smith F (26 GP 30.5 MIN 10.8 PTS 5.3 REB 0.9 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.7 TO 49.8 FG% 64.8 FT% 27.3 3PT%), D. Green G (23 GP 22.4 MIN 10.7 PTS 2.7 REB 2.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.2 BLK 1.8 TO 38.1 FG% 72.7 FT% 38.5 3PT%).
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers Betting Predictions
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Indiana is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers Betting Picks
The Penn State Nittany Lions have a better record but Online Betting gives the upper hand to the Indiana Hoosiers at home. This is going to be close and the game should be decided in the final minutes of the game. Expect a back-and-forth type of basketball as the Hoosiers will give the Nittany Lions a run for their money.
Moneyline: Both the Nittany Lions and Hoosiers are given the ML of -109 to whoever wins this matchup.
Spread: The thinnest one-point across the spread as Penn State sits at +1 while the Hoosiers are at -1.
Total: 145 points is the given total for this game with the Lions going over while the Hoosiers is the team under.
Score Prediction: 73-71, Hoosiers win.