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The Penn State Nittany Lions (12-17) hit the road to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (14-14) in a Big Ten matchup tonight. The Nittany Lions suffered a home loss to Rutgers earlier in the season by a score of 64-60. The Scarlet Knights look to extend their winning streak to three games tonight to end the regular season on a high note. 


Before placing any wager on this game, let's see what experts from around the industry say about this Big Ten rematch. 

Penn State vs Rutgers Basketball Prediction

Sports Chat Place

The folks at Sports Chat Place think both teams are playing well as of late. Rutgers is 6-0 against the spread (ATS) over its last six while Penn State is 7-0-1 ATS in its last eight. The matchup seems like a toss-up, but they're going with the Nittany Lions.


Roar Lions Roar

Bill DiFilippo, of Roar Lions Roar, is siding with Penn State too. He thinks this game will come down to who hits the big shots, and he gives that edge to the Nittany Lions.

ESPN Basketball Power Index

The supercomputer at ESPN is giving the slimmest margin to Penn State. They have a 51.6 percent chance at the road victory tonight according to ESPN's BPI. 


Both experts are taking the Nittany Lions straight up with the ESPN data backing that up. Penn State did lose at home to Rutgers earlier in the season, so bear that in mind while making your bet. 


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