Against The Spread Pick
Northwestern’s brutal Big Ten schedule continues as they make a trip to Bryce Jordan Center for a clash with the red-hot Nittany Lions. Penn State has battled its way into contention for the Big Ten regular-season title and if they can avoid a home upset by the league’s worst team, they have a real shot to accomplish that feat. The Wildcats are 3-6 ATS in their last nine games. While the Nittany Lions have covered the spread in six of their last seven games. Penn State has not only won six of the last 10 head-to-head meetings, they have also covered the spread in six of the last 10 games. Penn State has been on fire, and that is why backing the Nittany Lions to cover 14 points is the right play.
Over Under Pick
The Wildcats were held under 60 points for the fourth time in their last five games, as they only managed 54 points in their home loss against Michigan. Meanwhile, Penn State has scored over 80 points in their last two games and hasn’t scored fewer than 75 points in each of their last four games. The last time these teams faced off Penn State escaped with a 59-52 victory. That was last season, and both teams are far more productive this year. So taking an over 142-point total is the right move.