Penn State vs Indiana Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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The Indiana Hoosiers (10-5, 1-4 Big Ten) travel to face the Penn State Nittany Lions (11-5, 3-3 Big Ten) after dropping three road games in a row. It begins at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

The Nittany Lions are currently small 2.5-point favorites against the Hoosiers. A 142.5-point over/under is set for the game.

Penn State vs. Indiana Odds

Point Spread for Penn State vs. Indiana

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Penn State as the favorite.

Penn State vs. Indiana Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Penn State has -136 odds to pick up the win, while Indiana is listed at +113 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 142.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Arena: Bryce Jordan Center

Penn State vs. Indiana Betting Trends

In the Penn State’s 16 games this year, it has eight wins against the spread. The Nittany Lions have won in nine of the 10 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Penn State has gone over the point total in 53.3% of its opportunities this year (eight times over 15 games with a set point total).

In Indiana’s 15 games this season, it has six wins against the spread. The Hoosiers have lost all three of the games they have been the moneyline underdog this season. Indiana’s games this year have gone over the total in 10 of 15 opportunities (66.7%).

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Penn State vs. Indiana Key Players to Watch

Penn State

Jalen Pickett is tops on his team in points (17.9), rebounds (7.6) and assists (7.3) per game, shooting 49.6% from the floor and 34% from downtown with 1.1 made 3-pointers per game. Defensively, he posts 1.3 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. Seth Lundy is posting 13.7 points, 1.1 assists and 6.6 rebounds per contest. Andrew Funk posts 11.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Defensively, he delivers 0.6 steals and 0 blocked shots. Camren Wynter puts up 9.3 points, 3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.4 steals and 0 blocked shots.

Indiana

Trayce Jackson-Davis is the Hoosiers’ top scorer (17.7 points per game) and rebounder (9.6), and posts 3.3 assists. Race Thompson gives the Hoosiers 8.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 1.4 blocked shots. The Hoosiers get 13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game from Jalen Hood-Schifino. Xavier Johnson is No. 1 on the Hoosiers in assists (4.9 per game), and averages 9.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. He also posts 1.2 steals and 0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Penn State Nittany Lions

With 74.8 points per game on offense, the Nittany Lions rank 125th in college basketball. At the other end of the court, they give up 67.4 points per contest, which ranks 131st in college basketball. Penn State is 238th in the country with 31.3 rebounds per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 307th with 33.6 rebounds allowed per contest.

Penn State has a 38.3% three-point percentage this season (29th-ranked in college basketball), but it has really shined by draining 10.7 three-pointers per contest (sixth-best). The Nittany Lions are giving up 7.8 threes per game (259th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33.6% (213th-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Nittany Lions are 3-7 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. Penn State has gone over the total in six of its past 10 contests. Penn State has been putting up 74.5 points per contest in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 74.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Penn State has been more porous on defense lately, giving up 69.9 points per game during its past 10 outings compared to the 67.4 points per game its opponents average over the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Indiana Hoosiers

In 2022-23, the Hoosiers are 25th-best in the nation on offense (80.9 points scored per game) and ranked 161st defensively (68.3 points allowed). In 2022-23, Indiana is 81st in the country in rebounds (34.5 per game) and 121st in rebounds conceded (30.1).

The Hoosiers are scoring more points at home (85.8 per game) than on the road (70). Indiana makes 7.3 3-pointers per game and shoots 38.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 201st and 32nd, respectively, in the country. The Hoosiers are 201st in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (7.3 per game) and 185th in 3-point percentage defensively (33%).

The Hoosiers have a 3-7 record against the spread while finishing 5-5 overall over their last 10 contests. Indiana has hit the over in six of its past 10 contests. Indiana is putting up 77 points per contest over its previous 10 games, which is 3.9 fewer points than its average for the season (80.9). The Hoosiers are ceding 71.9 points per game over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 68.3 points allowed.

Penn State vs. Indiana Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Penn State, and we project that Indiana will cover the spread (Penn State -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 142.5 points.

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How to bet Penn State vs. Indiana

You can bet on Penn State vs. Indiana at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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