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    The No. 2 seed Northwestern Wildcats (21-10, 12-8 Big Ten) play the No. 10 seed Penn State Nittany Lions (20-12, 10-10 Big Ten) as 2-point favorites in the Big Ten Tournament Friday at United Center, beginning at 6:30 PM on Big Ten Network. Both teams will look to take one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Wildcats vs. Nittany Lions?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Big Ten Network
    • Location: Chicago, Illinois
    • Arena: United Center

    Betting Lines for Wildcats vs. Nittany Lions

    Northwestern vs Penn State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Northwestern -2 130.5

    Northwestern Betting Stats & Information

    • Northwestern has been favored on the moneyline 15 times this season. They’ve finished 12-3 in those games.
    • The Wildcats have gone 11-3 when they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -128 or shorter (78.6% win percentage).
    • The Wildcats are 19-12-0 ATS this season.
    • The Nittany Lions have a 7-5 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 2 points or more.
    • Northwestern’s average point total in outings this season is 130.1, 0.4 points fewer than the total in this game.

    Penn State Betting Stats & Info

    • Penn State has entered the game as underdogs 13 times this season and won five, or 38.5%, of those games.
    • This season, the Nittany Lions have won six of their 13 games, or 46.2%, when they’re the underdog by at least +108 on the moneyline.
    • The Nittany Lions are 17-14-1 against the spread this year.
    • The Nittany Lions have a 7-5 record against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this season.
    • Penn State’s games this year have averaged a total of 141 points, 10.5 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
    283rd 67.7 Points Scored 72.6 158th
    17th 62.3 Points Allowed 68.4 126th
    165th 32 Rebounds 29.7 292nd
    157th 8.8 Off. Rebounds 5.1 362nd
    140th 7.7 3pt Made 10.7 4th
    183rd 13 Assists 14.3 91st
    9th 9.3 Turnovers 8.3 3rd

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Northwestern Wildcats Leaders

    • The leader in points and assists for the Wildcats is Boo Buie, who scores 17.2 points and dishes out 4.5 assists per game.
    • Matthew Nicholson is Northwestern’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of 5.5 boards in each contest while scoring 6.1 points per game.
    • The Wildcats get the most three-point shooting production out of Chase Audige, who makes two threes per game.

    Penn State Nittany Lions Leaders

    • Jalen Pickett leads the Nittany Lions scoring, rebounding and assists leaderboards, collecting 17.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and seven assists per game.
    • Andrew Funk knocks down three three-pointers per game, the most on the Nittany Lions.
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