Penn State Futures: Odds to Win the College Basketball National Championship

Posted on January 27, 2023

Oddsmakers currently project the Penn State Nittany Lions (23-13) as a longshot contender to take home the 2022-23 College Basketball National Championship (at +10000, 32nd-ranked odds in college basketball). They next take the court against the Texas Longhorns on Saturday, March 18 at 7:45 PM ET.

The Nittany Lions are +2500 to win the Big Ten tournament.

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Penn State Futures: Odds to Win the National Championship

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
+10000 32nd Bet $100 to win $10000
  • While our computer ranking puts the Nittany Lions 42nd in the country in terms of winning the national championship, the team’s national championship odds rank is significantly better, ranking them 32nd.
  • Penn State’s national championship odds have improved since the preseason, going from +50000 before the season to +10000 currently. That’s the ninth-biggest change in the country.
  • Looking at their most recent odds (+10000), the Nittany Lions have a 1% chance of winning the national championship.

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Penn State NCAA Tournament Resume

  • The Nittany Lions’ best win this season came in a 76-59 victory over the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies on March 16.
  • Penn State has played six games versus Top 25 teams, winning three of them.
  • The Nittany Lions have tied for the 13th-most Quadrant 1 wins in the country according to the RPI (seven).
  • Penn State has tied for the 17th-most Quadrant 2 wins in the country based on the RPI (six), but also has tied for the 63rd-most Quadrant 2 defeats (four).
  • In terms of difficulty, based on our predictions, the Lions are facing the 30th-ranked schedule this season.
  • For the remainder of 2022-23, Penn St plays no teams with records not as good as its own, and one team currently above .500.

Top Penn State Performers

  • Jalen Pickett: 17.9 PTS, 7.3 REB, 6.7 AST, 51.1 FG%, 38.5 3PT% (45-for-117)
  • Seth Lundy: 14.3 PTS, 44.8 FG%, 40.2 3PT% (90-for-224)
  • Andrew Funk: 12.5 PTS, 44.8 FG%, 42.0 3PT% (110-for-262)
  • Camren Wynter: 8.8 PTS, 47.4 FG%, 41.2 3PT% (35-for-85)
  • Myles Dread: 5.4 PTS, 39.9 FG%, 37.5 3PT% (57-for-152)

Penn State’s Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent H/A Time (ET)
Sat, Mar 18 Texas A 7:45 PM

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