Penn State hosts No. 12 Illinois following Shannon's 27-point performance

Wed, Feb 21, 2024
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Penn State hosts No. 12 Illinois following Shannon's 27-point performance

Illinois Fighting Illini (19-6, 10-4 Big Ten) at Penn State Nittany Lions (12-14, 6-9 Big Ten)

University Park, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Fighting Illini -7.5; over/under is 157

BOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Illinois takes on the Penn State Nittany Lions after Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 27 points in Illinois' 85-80 win over the Maryland Terrapins.

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The Nittany Lions are 9-4 in home games. Penn State scores 74.8 points while outscoring opponents by 1.5 points per game.

The Fighting Illini have gone 10-4 against Big Ten opponents.

Penn State averages 74.8 points per game, 4.1 more points than the 70.7 Illinois gives up. Illinois scores 9.8 more points per game (83.1) than Penn State allows (73.3).

The matchup Wednesday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams in conference play.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kanye Clary is averaging 16.7 points for the Nittany Lions. Adrian Baldwin Jr. is averaging 15.4 points over the last 10 games for Penn State.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nittany Lions: 4-6, averaging 72.5 points, 28.9 rebounds, 13.3 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.2 points per game.

Fighting Illini: 7-3, averaging 83.8 points, 40.4 rebounds, 12.5 assists, 4.9 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 76.5 points.

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