Penn State vs. Nebraska odds, line: College basketball picks, predictions from proven model on 16-8 run

Penn State hosts Nebraska in Big Ten action beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. The hosts are 3.5-point favorites with the total at 133.5 in the latest Penn State vs. Nebraska odds. The Cornhuskers are 15-11 this season and 5-10 in Big Ten play while the Nittany Lions are 9-16 overall and 2-12 in the conference. However, they do have wins over Michigan and Virginia Tech at home this season and that's a big part of the reason why they're favorites on Tuesday. So before you make your Penn State vs. Nebraska picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned over $5,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. 

It also entered Week 16 of the 2018-19 college basketball season on a blistering 16-8 run on top-rated college basketball side picks either against the spread or on the money line. Anyone who has followed it is way up. 

Now, the model has simulated Penn State vs. Nebraska 10,000 times. We can tell you it is leaning over, but it also has a strong against the spread pick that hits in well over 60 percent of simulations. You absolutely need to see it before you lock in your own picks.

For Tuesday night's action, the model knows that the Cornhuskers will be looking to dominate the turnover battle to create an advantage on Tuesday.

Nebraska values the basketball better than most teams in the country, turning the ball over on just 14.9 percent of possessions against Division-I opponents. That's the 10th-best rate in the nation and it translates to fewer than 10 turnovers per game.

Meanwhile, on defense, the Cornhuskers force more than 13 turnovers per game and win the turnover margin by an average of 3.5 per game. Those extra possessions can be extremely valuable and if they can steal a few possessions on Tuesday night it could go a long way to covering as slight road underdogs.

However, the Cornhuskers aren't a lock to cover the Penn State vs. Nebraska spread. 

The Nittany Lions will be looking to capitalize on a big rebounding advantage. They rank inside the top 100 out of more than 350 Division-I teams in offensive and defensive rebounding percentages and the Cornhuskers rank 167th in offensive rebounding percentage and 303rd in defensive rebounding percentage.

Look for Lamar Stevens and Miles Watkins to hit the glass hard against Nebraska on Tuesday night and to take advantage of the absence of Nebraska forward Isaac Copeland, who is out for the season with a knee injury. They combine to average 15.7 rebounds per game and Copeland was Nebraska's second-leading rebounder prior to the injury.

Who wins Penn State vs. Nebraska? And which side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you should be all over Tuesday, all from the model that has returned more than $5,000 to $100 players the last two years.

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