Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 2/23/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 23, 2021

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-16) will attempt to end a 13-game losing streak when they host the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-11) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Pinnacle Bank Arena as 6-point underdogs. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET on BTN. The matchup’s point total is set at 142.5.

Betting Information

Penn State vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Penn State -6 -110 -110 142.5 -113 -108 -275 215

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Penn State vs Nebraska
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Nebraska (+6) Over (142.5) Penn State 74 Nebraska 69

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Total Facts

  • In 52.6% of their games this year (10 of 19 chances), the Nittany Lions and their opponents have recorded more than this matchup’s point total of 142.5 points.
  • Nebraska and its opponents have added up to score at least 142.5 points in 50% of their games this season (10 of 20 opportunities).
  • The Nittany Lions and the Cornhuskers combine to average 1.0 less point per game than the over/under of 142.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.9 more points per game (146.4) than this matchup’s total of 142.5 points.
  • The average over/under the Nittany Lions have had set in games this season is 3.9 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Cornhuskers this year is 1.0 point less than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 72.7 points the Nittany Lions put up per game are the exact same amount as the Cornhuskers give up (72.7).
  • When Penn State puts up more than 72.7 points, it is 5-5 overall and 6-0 against the spread.
  • In games when Nebraska gives up more than 72.7 points, it is 3-7 against the spread and 0-10 overall.
  • The Cornhuskers put up only 4.9 fewer points than the Nittany Lions allow (73.7).
  • Nebraska is 3-0 against the spread and 4-3 overall when it scores more than 73.7 points.
  • Penn State’s record is 3-9 overall and 4-8 against the spread when it allows more than 68.8 points to its opponents.
  • The Nittany Lions have a negative point differential on the season (-18 total points, -1 per game), as do the Cornhuskers (-78 total points, -3.9 per game).

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Penn State Betting Information

  • Penn State has been good against the spread this season, posting a 10-9 record.
  • When favored by at least 6 points, the Nittany Lions have put up a 1-1 record ATS.
  • Penn State and its opponents have covered the over/under in just 8 of 19 games this season (42.1%).

Nebraska Betting Information

  • The Cornhuskers have a losing record against the spread, going 8-11 ATS (covering just 42.1% of the time).
  • When they are at least 6-point underdogs, the Cornhuskers have fared well, going 2-1 against the spread.
  • Nebraska and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 6 of 19 (31.6%).

Head to Head

Penn State vs Nebraska (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/14/2021 Penn State -11 146.5 -674 +475 Regular Season 61-60 PSU
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-64 PSU
2/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 95-71 PSU
1/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 70-64 NEB

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Penn State Leaders

  • The Nittany Lions scoring leader is Myreon Jones, who averages 14.9 per contest to go with 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
  • John Harrar leads Penn State in rebounding, averaging 8.5 per game, while Jamari Wheeler leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.2 in each contest.
  • Jones contributes the bulk of the Nittany Lions’ three-point shooting production. He knocks down 2.3 threes per game to pace the squad.
  • Wheeler is Penn State’s leader in steals, averaging 1.7 steals per game, while Seth Lundy leads them in blocks with 0.7 per contest.

Nebraska Leaders

  • Dalano Banton puts up 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game, placing him atop the Cornhuskers’ rebound and assists leaderboards.
  • Teddy Allen’s stat line of 16.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game put him atop the Cornhuskers scoring leaderboard.
  • Allen is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Cornhuskers, hitting 2.0 threes per game.
  • Nebraska’s leader in steals is Trey McGowens (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Banton (1.1 per game).
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