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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Northwestern Wildcats: Don Best Odds & Insights for 1/23/2021

The Northwestern Wildcats (6-7) are underdogs (-5.5) as they attempt to stop a six-game losing streak when they visit the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-6) at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Bryce Jordan Center. The contest airs on BTN. The matchup has an over/under of 147.5 points.

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Penn State vs Northwestern Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Penn State -5.5 -110 -110 147.5 -110 -110 -220 180

ATS Records for Penn State and Northwestern

Penn State and Northwestern Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 5.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Penn State 4-4-1 1-0 9-0
Northwestern 5-7 2-0 12-0

Penn State Leaders

  • The Nittany Lions scoring leader is Myreon Jones, who averages 16.0 points per game.
  • John Harrar paces Penn State with 8.0 rebounds a game and Jamari Wheeler leads the team with 3.7 assists per matchup.
  • Jones hits a team-high 2.5 three-pointers per game for the Nittany Lions.
  • Wheeler leads the team with 1.7 steals per game. Seth Lundy collects 0.8 blocks a game to pace Penn State.

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Northwestern Leaders

  • Miller Kopp outpaced his teammates on the Wildcats scoring front by putting up 13.2 points per game. He adds 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game this season.
  • The Wildcats leaders in rebounds and assists are Pete Nance (6.5 rebounds per game) and Boo Buie (4.7 assists per game).
  • Buie leads the Wildcats in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 1.8 made threes per game.
  • Chase Audige is at the top of Northwestern's steals hierarchy with 1.0 steal per game and Nance leads the squad in blocks with 0.6 per game.

Penn State vs Northwestern: Last 3 Meetings

The Nittany Lions are 2-1 against the Wildcats in the last three meetings between the two teams. The Nittany Lions and the Wildcats have a tied 1-1 record ATS in those head-to-head matchups.

Penn State vs Northwestern (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/7/2020 Penn State -7 140.5 -322 +251 Regular Season 80-69 NWU
2/15/2020 Penn State -13 141 -1137 +675 Regular Season 77-61 PSU
2/4/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 59-52 PSU

Points Insights

  • The 76.1 points per game the Nittany Lions record are only 4.3 more points than the Wildcats allow (71.8).
  • Penn State is 4-4 overall and 4-0-1 against the spread when scoring more than 71.8 points.
  • Northwestern is 0-5 against the spread and 0-5 overall when allowing more than 76.1 points.
  • The Wildcats average only 0.1 fewer points than the Nittany Lions give up to opponents (76).
  • Northwestern has compiled a 4-0 overall record and a 3-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 76 points.
  • Penn State's record is 0-3-1 against the spread and 0-5 overall when it allows more than 75.9 points.
  • The Nittany Lions have totaled only one more point than their opponents this season (0.1 per game on average), and the Wildcats have scored 53 more points than their opponents (4.1 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Nittany Lions and the Wildcats are evenly matched on the glass this season, with the teams averaging similar numbers (35.2 and 34.2 boards per game, respectively).
  • Penn State is 3-1-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. Northwestern is 3-7 when they lose the rebounding battle.
  • The Nittany Lions average 11.9 offensive boards per game, more than the Wildcats by 4.5 rebounds per contest.
  • The Nittany Lions are 3-3-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Wildcats are 3-6 when they trail in offensive rebounding.
  • Penn State finds nightly success on the glass with an average rebounding margin of +0.9 rebounds per game. Northwestern struggles in comparison averaging a margin of -0.6.

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