Free CBB Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Nittany Lions Odds
Looking for Northwestern Wildcats vs. Penn State Nittany Lions free plays? CBB betting sees the Wildcats taking on the Nittany Lions on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Bryce Jordan Center, in University Park, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
18-11 (4-6 V) Northwestern Wildcats vs. Penn State Nittany Lions 15-14 (10-3 H)
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: (OPEN) PSU -1, Now PK
CBB Betting Total: 131.5
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A pair of 6-10 teams in the Big 10 get set to battle on Thursday night as the Northwestern and Penn State go at it.
Both teams will battle for conference seeds as the resumes don’t look to be strong enough for a spot in March.
With that, getting a better seed in the conference tournament will be vital.
The Wildcats have been unable to avoid losing streaks this season, and a 5 game losing streak in the middle of the season really did this team in.
Northwestern has been unable to find any consistency as they’ve dropped 2 of 3, but do at least come in off a win.
However, that win did come against Rutgers, who everyone has beaten this season. The Wildcats have also not been able to beat top tier teams in the conference as they have no wins over ranked Big 10 opponents.
The problem for Northwestern was their non conference schedule this season. Yes, they had success to get to this 18-11 mark.
However, they played just 1 quality opponent in UNC and lost to them.
Other than that, they had no opponents that could really wow the committee or bolster them onto the bubble.
Northwestern cannot improve on their seed, but could fall further and would be guaranteed to finish behind Penn State with a loss here.
The Nittany Lions would guarantee themselves a better seed than Northwestern as they can sweep the season series with a win here.
Back on 1/16, the Nittany Lions went into Northwestern and took care of business, 71-62, as they won the game on the defensive end.
Northwestern shot just 38% and got out rebounded by 10 as the Nittany Lions really forced them into some tough shots and gave them nothing easy around the rim.
Penn State did put together an impressive 3 game winning streak which included an upset win over Iowa, but that followed up a span where they had lost 5 of 6 to really cancel that out.
They come in off a 31 point road loss to Michigan State as they were flustered all afternoon long. Ejections and technical fouls were just the icing on the cake in what was probably their worst played game of the season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Wildcats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Wildcats are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game.
- Under is 6-2 in Nittany Lions last 8 Thursday games.
- Over is 11-4 in Nittany Lions last 15 games following a straight up loss.
- Under is 5-2 in Nittany Lions last 7 overall.
Free Northwestern Wildcats vs. Penn State Nittany Lions CBB Prediction:
Advantage to Penn State here. While they come in off their worst performance of the season, they still play better at home.
Just ask Iowa that.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Penn State ATS
With a win, they know they can at least finish ahead of the Wildcats, making this game very valuable to them.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Penn State 70- Northwestern 60
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