Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Nittany Lions vs Cornhuskers CBB Odds
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(14-17) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-18)
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big Ten
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM ET
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Nittany Lions -1
CBB Betting Total: 141
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Neither of these teams were a factor in the Big Ten this season. One of them will get a win a and get to advance but that will proably be it. Penn State might be better but it is marginal as the line indicates. Feel free to pass.
These teams met once during the regular season and Nebraska pasted the Nittany Lions winning by 16 at home. It was kind of a simple beatdown as they beat up PSU in every which way in that matchup.
We will see how this plays out.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State comes in with zero momentum having lost their last five games heading into the conference tournament. The Nittany Lions have no particular strength but if this does play out as being close than the fact that they shoot free throws well – 75%.
Tony Carr handles the ball a lot at the point but at the position where you might need the most efficiency and consistency he is neither. He turns the ball over too much and is not even shooting 40% from the field.
Power forward Mike Watkins might be the best player for the Nittany Lions. He has a pro physique and he converts inside and tackled the boards. He averages 9 and 8.
He has a leg injury that might keep him out. If so they are thin inside.
If you look at recent results you will see that PSU often plays better the better the competition. That might not bode well here as Nebraska is not a strong team.
The Huskers were not putting up much of a fight in the conference finishing only ahead of Rutgers this season. They have lost four in a row coming into the tournament but might like their draw considering they beat Penn State last month.
Tai Webster is a nice player who has gotten better every season. As a senior he has to be wanting to extend his career just a little longer. It is not a great sign that he had a season low in the season closer.
Glynn Watson is the other guard and as a sophomore he has upped his scoring. He also had a dreadful finale scoring only 5 points in a a terrible loss to Michigan.
These two are going to have to lead the way for the Huskers to have any chance.
Ed Morrow and Michael Jacobson are two rugged players who make sure the Huskers have a presence on the board. There is not much for them to contend with other than Watkins.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in NEB last 8 overall.
- Over is 6-2 in NEB last 8 vs. Big Ten.
- Under is 6-2 in NEB last 8 Wed. games.
- PSU are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Free Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAAB Prediction:
This a tough one to call. The Lions are small favourites and finished higher in the conference standings but they lost the game between the two.
I am not saying they can recreate recent history but the fact that they beat the Lions in the regular season might be the reason to back them again.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Nebraska +1 & Small lean OVER.
Essentially a pick’em so there should be no surprise no matter what happens but I am going to go with Nebraska.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Nebraska 74 – Penn State 70
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