The Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0) challenge the Ole Miss Rebels (4-1) in the at Barclays Center. The game starts at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, and will air on ESPN2.
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Penn State Nittany Lions ATS Prediction
The Rebels are trying to rebound after their 87-86 loss to the No. 16 Memphis Tigers in their last game. One of Memphis’ biggest strengths was getting to the free throw line. They made 36 trips to the line, while Ole Miss went 30 times. Breein Tyree was Ole Miss’ leading scorer with 24 points on 7-for-20 shooting.
In the Nittany Lions’ previous outing, they edged the Yale Bulldogs, 58-56. The Nittany Lions had a solid turnover percentage of 8.8 (better than their season average of 16.5) and held the Bulldogs to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.8 (below their season average of 24.7). With 13 points and 13 rebounds, Lamar Stevens played well for Penn State.
Penn State appears to have an edge on the offensive glass in this matchup. The Nittany Lions rank 65th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.0 percent), while Ole Miss ranks 223rd in defensive rebounding percentage (71.1 percent) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Penn State, O/U – Under
Penn State averages 8.1 steals per game, which ranks 28th in the country. Ole Miss ranks 179th in steals allowed per game (6.4).
The Nittany Lions average 4.1 blocks per game, which ranks 81st in the nation. The Rebels rank 180th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
Penn State is 13th in the NCAA with 18.6 three pointers allowed per game while Ole Miss is 36th with 19.6 three pointers allowed per game.
The Rebels average 14.6 assists per game, which ranks 64th in the NCAA. The Nittany Lions rank 78th in assists allowed per game (11.9).