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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 01/07/2020 Spread, Odds and Game Analysis

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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 01-07-2020 Spread Odds and Game Analysis

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 01/07/2020 –Penn State Nittany Lions will need to take on Rutgers Scarlet Knights at their home court in this game and it’s time to check out the college basketball odds for this interesting Big Ten clash. Both teams have won two of their three conference games, but Penn State is 12-2 with their overall record. As for Rutgers, they are holding an 11-3 overall record. The biggest question is if the Lions have the potential to hold-off the Knights on the road.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 01/07/2020

When: Tuesday, January 07, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, New Jersey
TV: Big Ten Network
Stream: Sofascore

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 01/07/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Penn State +2 (-110) 133 o (-110) -135
Rutgers -2 (-110) 133 u (-110) +115
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Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State Nittany Lions are trying to catch up with Michigan State, but they have a few challenges ahead of them starting with Rutgers. In their last game, the Lions managed to get past Iowa by scoring 89 points. From the defensive side, Penn State restricted them to 86. It was an important victory for the Lions as Lamar Stevens did a decent job for his team. What the Lions need to do is prevent the Knights from scoring right from the start.

Players to watch: L. Stevens F (14 GP 28.6 MIN 16.4 PTS 7 REB 2.6 AST 1.5 STL 1.2 BLK 2.5 TO 46.4 FG% 68 FT% 23.8 3P%), M. Jones G (14 GP 29.3 MIN 13.8 PTS 3 REB 3 AST 1.4 STL 0.1 BLK 1.6 TO 44.1 FG% 87.1 FT% 40 3P%), I. Brockington G (14 GP 21.9 MIN 10.8 PTS 3.3 REB 0.9 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 1.9 TO 49.6 FG% 73.2 FT% 23.3 3P%).

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

They defeated Nebraska in their last outing with a final score of 79-62. The Knights dominated Nebraska as it seemed to be an easy game. However, Rutgers is facing-off against a team that has a better record in this game. Ron Harper Jr. is topping the scoring unit while averaging close to 12 points per game. As a whole team, Rutgers is scoring an average of close to 74 points per game while surrendering close to just 60 points to opponents.

Players to watch: R. Harper Jr. G (14 GP 26.6 MIN 11.7 PTS 6.4 REB 1.1 AST 1.1 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 45.2 FG% 64.3 FT% 31.3 3P%), G. Baker G (13 GP 30.5 MIN 11.4 PTS 2.5 REB 4 AST 1.8 STL 0.9 BLK 2.2 TO 40.1 FG% 84 FT% 25 3P%), M. Johnson C (14 GP 22.8 MIN 9.7 PTS 9.1 REB 0.8 AST 0.4 STL 1.6 BLK 1.8 TO 71.8 FG% 40 FT% 0 3P%).

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Predictions

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Penn State Nittany Lions

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State’s last 6 games.
Lions are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
Penn State is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against Rutgers.
Penn State is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on the road.
Lions are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Rutgers.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Rutgers is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games.
Knights are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rutgers’ last 6 games against Penn State.
Rutgers is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
Knights are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Penn State.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Picks

Penn State has dominated several other teams this season, but their real challenge is playing against Rutgers at home. Most of the legal online sports betting sites are in support for Rutgers to win this game and increase their record.

Moneyline: The Lions are allocated with a moneyline of -135, while the Knights hold +115.

ATS: Penn State will have a spread of +2 as Rutgers settle with -2.

Totals: Over 133 is the total for Penn State Nittany Lions and under 133 is the total for Rutgers Scarlet Knights.

Score Prediction: 76-71, Rutgers.