Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 2-5-23

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 2/5/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 2/5/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Penn State Nittany Lions will meet with the Nebraska Cornhuskers in NCAAB action in Pinnacle Bank Arena, NE, on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 4:30 PM ET.


As a result of failing to defeat No. 1 Purdue in their final game, Penn State suffered their fifth loss in eight contests.


The Nittany Lions’ record dropped to 14-8 overall for the year, and with a 5-6 record in the Big Ten, they are currently tied for tenth place.


Penn State trailed Purdue by as many as 12 points in the first half before closing the gap to six at the break. 


After making it a four-point game with their first basket of the second half, the Nittany Lions then gave up a 21-2 run, falling 56-33 with 14:28 left to play.


Following that, Penn State never really made an effort, getting no closer than 16 the rest of the way.


The Nittany Lions were defeated 38-19 in the battle for rebounds despite shooting 43.4% from the field, including 11 of 29 from beyond the arc. In the defeat, Seth Lundy paced Penn State with 18 points and 6 rebounds.


The Nittany Lions are 155th in the US in scoring offense this year with 73 points scored per game. Penn State ranks 296th in rebounding (32.6 per game), and 86th in assists (14.7 per game).


The Nittany Lions have a strong scoring defense, surrendering 67.2 points per game to place them 116th in the US.


  • The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 matches. 
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Penn State’s last 9 matches. 
  • The Nittany Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games with Nebraska.

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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Predictions 2/5/2023


Tuesday night’s road loss against Illinois was Nebraska’s sixth in the previous seven games and their fourth in a row.


The Cornhuskers’ season record in conference play fell to 3-9, dropping them to 10-13 overall and 13th in the Big Ten.


Nebraska had a seven-point lead early on against Illinois but trailed by one at the break. Early in the second half, the Cornhuskers were behind by seven points before embarking on a 9-0 run that gave them the lead, 50-48, with 12 minutes remaining.


After that, Nebraska lost steam and was outscored 24-6 throughout the game to suffer the defeat. The Cornhuskers committed 19 turnovers and shot 40% from the floor, including 8 of 20 from three-point range.


Sam Griesel led Nebraska in scoring and rebounding with 21 points in the defeat.


The Cornhuskers’ scoring attack this season averaged 65.4 points per game, ranking 327th in the country. Nebraska averages 13.1 assists per game while grabbing 35.1 rebounds each night.


The Cornhuskers played well defensively, holding opponents to 68.6 points per game and ranked 158th in the country.


Derrick Walker tops the squad in scoring and rebounding with 13.4 and 7.4 respectively. Keisei Tominaga (10.3 points) and Sam Griesel (11.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and four assists) are both good backup alternatives.


  • The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 matches. 
  • The total went UNDER in 13 of Nebraska’s last 20 matches. 
  • The Cornhuskers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 matches.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Nebraska Cornhuskers. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Penn State Nittany Lions.


Both teams had recent difficulties; Penn State lost five of its last eight games, while Nebraska lost four straight and six of its last seven.


The offensive struggles for the Cornhuskers were severe, and their free-throw shooting is atrocious as well. Penn State is a deadly shooting team that is extremely proficient at the free-throw line.


The number of three-pointers Nebraska permits per game, 8.3, ranks them 303rd in the country, and they lack the offensive firepower to compete with Penn State’s offensive strategy. The Penn State Nittany Lions will win to a predicted score of 


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NCAAB Starting Time: 4:30 PM (EDT)


Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena, NE


Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023




NCAAB Odds: Penn State Nittany Lions -5


NCAAB Totals: 135.5


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