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Nittany Lions vs. Wildcats NCAA Hoops Free Pick/Preview

College Basketball Free Pick/Preview: Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Northwestern Wildcats

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NCAA Basketball Matchup Tips: Penn State vs. Northwestern
9:00 PM EST
NCAA Basketball Betting Favorite: Northwestern -4
Over/Under: 132

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The Penn State Nittany Lions had hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament this year, but they have lost four of their last six, and barring a huge run in the Big Ten Tournament they won’t go dancing.  The Northwestern Wildcats have never made it to the NCAA Tournament, and they really need a nice run to give the selection committee a good reason to pick them this year. The Wildcats don’t really have a signature win this year. This is a game Northwestern must win to keep their hopes alive.

Talor Battle is the main man for this Penn State basketball team. Battle is averaging 21 points per game, and he hasn’t scored less than 19 points in a game in the last month. Jeff Brooks is the primary scorer down low for Penn State. The key for this team is often finding a third scoring option.

David Jackson is a senior leader for the team, and when he steps up as a third offensive option this team is much better. Penn State struggles to defend the three-pointer, which is troublesome in a game against Northwestern. The Nittany Lions allow opponents to hit 39% from beyond the arc.

Northwestern is led by John Shurna, who is the type of player who can get it done from all over the court. Shurna has a nice mid-range game, but he also shoots exactly 50% from the three-point line. Michael Thompson is an underrated point guard for the Wildcats. Thompson quietly gets the job done very well, and he is an expert at running Bill Carmody’s offense. Drew Crawford has the ability to take over a game if he gets hot.

Northwestern shoots 39% from beyond the arc, and they are very efficient on the offensive end.

Betting Trends:

PENST are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
PENST are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Big Ten.
Over is 8-3 in PENST last 11 road games.
Over is 22-9 in NWEST last 31 overall.
NWEST are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games.
Over is 36-16 in NWEST last 52 vs. Big Ten.
PENST are 14-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

The Pick:

The Wildcats know they need this game badly, and I expected them to play with a lot of passion here. Penn State seems to have regressed a bit over the last couple weeks. I like Northwestern to cover the spread.

Prediction: Northwestern 69 Penn State 62

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