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Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2:00pm EST
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Alabama Crimson Tidevs Penn State Nittany Lions

Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA

When: Saturday, December 14, 2:00 PM. ET.

The Penn State Nittany Lions will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon.

Crimson Tide Looking For Third Consecutive Win

The Crimson Tide have played well since they snapped their two-game losing streak and have won their last two contests. They will be trying to pick up their third win in a row and fourth win in their last six games when they face the Nittany Lions on Saturday.

Alabama has played well offensively, averaging 79.4 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. They scored 78 points in their last game and will give themselves a good chance of winning this game if they continue to play well offensively.

Jaden Shackelford led the way for the Crimson Tide with 17 points and five rebounds. Kira Lewis Jr. finished with 15 points and six rebounds, while Alex Reese added 15 points and four rebounds for the Crimson Tide.

Alabama has struggled on the defensive end, holding opponents to 77.8 points per game. They held their last two opponents to 68 points per game and will need another solid defensive effort to get past Penn State.

Nittany Lions Going For Fourth Win In Five Games

The Nittany Lions bounced back from their embarrassing loss to sixth-ranked Ohio State with an upset win over fourth-ranked Maryland in their last game. They will be trying to keep the momentum going with a win over the Crimson Tide, which will give them their second win in a row and fourth win in their last five games.

Penn State has played well offensively, averaging 79.5 points per game. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 22 percent from three-point range. They scored 76 points in their win over the Terrapins.

Mike Watkins led the way for Penn State with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks. Lamar Stevens finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks, while Myreon Jones added 14 points, three rebounds, and six assists for the Nittany Lions.

Penn State has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 66.9 points per game. They gave up 69 points in their last game and will need to continue playing well defensively to get the win on Saturday.

Best Bets for this Game

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The Nittany Lions pulled off an upset of Maryland in their last game thanks to their defense, which is holding opponents to 66.9 points per game. They will have their hands full against the Crimson Tide, who are averaging 79.4 points per game but should be able to keep their offense in check. Defensively, the Crimson Tide haven’t played well this season, giving up 77.8 points per game. The last time they faced a team from a power conference, they gave up 104 points. With the Nittany Lions averaging 79.5 points per game, they will need to do a better job than they did against Iowa State if they want to avoid falling behind early in this game. With the Crimson Tide still looking for their first road win and the Nittany Lions undefeated at home, Penn State is the best bet here.

Prediction: Penn State Nittany Lions

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The Nittany Lions are a good offensive team that is averaging 79.5 points per game, facing a defense that is giving up 77.8 points per game, which means they will go over 80 points in this game. The Crimson Tide are also a good offensive team, averaging 79.4 points per game. Even though the Nittany Lions are giving up 66.9 points per game, expect the Crimson Tide to score more than 75 points in this game because the Nittany Lions have given up 76.3 points per game in their last three games. With the two teams expected to play well offensively, the over is the best bet here. The over is 6-3 in Alabama’s last nine games and 4-1 in Penn State’s last five games.

Prediction: Over

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The Nittany Lions will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Crimson Tide in the first half of their last three games, averaging 38.7 points per game while the Crimson Tide average 35.3 points per game.

Prediction: Penn State Nittany Lions

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The Crimson Tide and Nittany Lions are averaging 74 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

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