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    The Northwestern Wildcats (20-9, 11-7 Big Ten) host the Penn State Nittany Lions (17-12, 8-10 Big Ten) after winning three home games in a row. The Wildcats are favored by 3.5 points in the contest, which tips at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The point total for the matchup is set at 134.

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    How do I watch Wildcats vs. Nittany Lions?

    • Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Big Ten Network
    • Location: Evanston, Illinois
    • Arena: Welsh-Ryan Arena

    Betting Lines for Wildcats vs. Nittany Lions

    Northwestern vs Penn State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Northwestern -3.5 134

    Northwestern Betting Stats & Information

    • Northwestern has won 85.7% of its games this season when favored on the moneyline (12-2).
    • The Wildcats have not played a game with moneyline odds of -159 or shorter.
    • So far this season, the Wildcats have compiled an 18-11-0 record against the spread.
    • When they have played as at least 3.5-point underdogs this year, the Nittany Lions are 4-4 against the spread.
    • The average point total for Northwestern’s games this year is 3.6 fewer points than the total of 134 in this matchup.

    Penn State Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Penn State has been the underdog 11 times and won three, or 27.3%, of those games.
    • The Nittany Lions have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +132.
    • The Nittany Lions are 15-13-1 against the spread this season.
    • The Nittany Lions are 4-4 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this year.
    • Penn State’s games this season have averaged an over/under of 141.2 points, 7.2 more than the point total in this matchup.

    Northwestern vs. Penn State Season Stat Comparison

    Northwestern Rank Northwestern AVG Penn State AVG Penn State Rank
    277th 67.9 Points Scored 72.8 155th
    21st 62.4 Points Allowed 68.4 130th
    183rd 31.7 Rebounds 29.8 286th
    174th 8.7 Off. Rebounds 5 362nd
    161st 7.6 3pt Made 10.7 4th
    192nd 12.9 Assists 14.2 97th
    7th 9.2 Turnovers 8.1 1st

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Northwestern Wildcats Leaders

    • The Wildcats leader in points and assists is Boo Buie, who puts up 17.2 points per game to go with 4.5 assists.
    • Northwestern’s best rebounder is Matthew Nicholson, who averages 5.6 boards per game in addition to his 6.2 PPG average.
    • Chase Audige leads the Wildcats in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.1 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Penn State Nittany Lions Leaders

    • Jalen Pickett leads the Nittany Lions scoring, rebounding and assists leaderboards, knotching 18.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.
    • Andrew Funk is consistent from three-point range and leads the Nittany Lions with 2.9 made threes per game.

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