Penn State Nittany Lions vs. NC State Wolfpack

NC State 5-2 vs Penn State 6-1

NCAAB: Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 7:15 PM ET at PNC Arena

Line: PSU -125

Spread: PSU -1.5


Penn State is on the road in this matchup, for their first away game of the season. They are looking good after a huge win in their last game over Oral Roberts, 86-48. Leading the team in points in that game were Jamari Wheeler and Nazeer Bostic who each had 14 points. They combined for 28 on 11-17 shooting from the field. In that game, Wheeler also recorded seven boards, five steals, and four assists. Starters in the game, Lamar Stevens, Tony Carr, Josh Reaves combined for 31 on 10-17 shooting from the field. Carr leads the team averaging 20 points and five assists per game. The Nittany Lions offense is averaging 82 points per game on an impressive 48% shooting on the season. Defensively, they are only allowing 65 points per game.

NC State is 4-0 at home this season and will be faced with a challenge against a good Penn State team. They are coming off consecutive losses as they are looking to bounce back in this one. The team is now 5-2 after losing their last one to Tennessee 67-58. In that game, Allerik Freeman led the team in points with 14 points and nine boards on an abysmal 4-18 from the field. Freeman also leads the team with 16 points, six rebounds and two assists per game. The team is led in rebounds by Abdul-Malik Abu who has on average seven per game. In assists, Markell Johnson leads the team with seven per game. NC State is averaging 81 points per game on 46% shooting. Defensively, they are allowing 68 points per game.

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Penn State

Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Penn State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State’s last 5 games

Penn State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road

NC State

North Carolina State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

North Carolina State is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games

North Carolina State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home


Penn State basketball has gotten off to a good start this season with a 6-1 record as will they go on the road against a good NC State home team in this matchup. This will be PSU’s first challenge of the year as NC State will be their toughest competition thus far. With back-to-back losses, NC State will need to pick up the pace heading into this game. I do not see NC State winning this one, so I will go Penn State -1.5.

Pick: Penn State -1.5
Jon Ottomanelli

Author: Jon Ottomanelli

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