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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions 2/26/2020 Picks, Predictions and Preview

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions 2-26-2020 Picks Predictions and Preview

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions 2/26/2020 –ย The Rutgers Scarlet Knights face the Penn State Nittany Lions with both teams looking to snap their losing spell. The Knights have been a revelation this season, a reason why NCAA basketball lines pick them over the Lions. Though they have to work to make the NCAA tournament, Rutgers Scarlet cannot take Penn State for granted. Though luck has not been on their side, the Lions are bound to get back on the winning track soon. Penn State has proven it can win big games, making them a sleeper for this upcoming clash.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions 2/26/2020

When: Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
TV: Big Ten Network
Stream: Sofascore

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions 2/26/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Rutgers Scarlet Knights +5.5 (-110) 137.5 o (-120)
Penn State Nittany Lions -5.5 (-110) 137.5 u (+100)
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights

There is no question that Rutgers Scarlet Knights has overachieved this season. However, they seem to be running out of gas after dropping their last two games. The Knights are in eighth place of the Big Ten but need a win to get back on track. Leading the way for them will be Ron Harper Jr. who is averaging 12.2 points per game. Geo Baker and Akwasi Yeboah need to do their part as well if the Knights want to end their slump.

Players to watch:ย R. Harper Jr. G (28 GP 28 MIN 12.2 PTS 5.7 REB 1.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 45.5 FG% 72.3 FT% 32.7 3PT%), G. Baker G (25 GP 28.2 MIN 10.7 PTS 2.9 REB 3.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.6 BLK 1.8 TO 39.1 FG% 79.2 FT% 27 3PT%), A. Yeboah F (28 GP 23.7 MIN 10 PTS 4.8 REB 0.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.2 TO 44.1 FG% 78.1 FT% 36.5 3PT%).

Penn State Nittany Lions

Similar to the Knights, the Nittany Lions are groping for form. Snapping a two-game losing spell will be on their minds and they do have the ability to check that. Out to help Penn State achieve that will be Lamar Stevens and Myreon Jones. Both need to get going offensively if the Nittany Lions want to fend off the Knights’ intentions.

Players to watch:ย L. Stevens F (27 GP 30.3 MIN 18 PTS 6.8 REB 2.2 AST 1.2 STL 1.1 BLK 2.5 TO 44.8 FG% 74.5 FT% 26.6 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 (27 GP 21.2 MIN 9.8 PTS 7.8 REB 0.6 AST 0.9 STL 2.4 BLK 1.1 TO 55 FG% 53.8 FT% 0 3PT%).

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Predictions

Trends

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers’ last 5 games.
Scarlet Knights are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
Rutgers is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Penn State.
Scarlet Knights are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Penn State’s last 9 games.
Nittany Lions are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Penn State’s last 7 games against Rutgers.
Penn State is 17-2 SU in their last 19 games at home.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Picks

The Knights and the Nittany Lions are due for a breakout win. That is expected to happen on Wednesday with NCAAB lines tipping the Rutgers Scarlet to win. Penn State can spoil those odds, a team highly capable of doing so. It all boils down to who wants it more, making this showdown something to check out.

Moneyline:

ATS: Look for the spread of +5.5 for Rutgers and -5.5 for Penn State.

Totals: Over 137.5 is out for the Scarlet Knights and under 137.5 is out for the Nittany Lions.

Score Prediction: 76-71, Rutgers Scarlet Knights.