Michigan Wolverines vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Point Spread Pick - Betting Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions (19-10) host the 17th ranked Michigan Wolverines (22-7) in a Big 10 game at the Bryce Jordan Center
University Park, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 7:00 PM ET. On the college basketball betting board, Penn State is the 3-point home favorite, and the O/U line offered at 136.5 points.
In their last game, Michigan was at home where they knocked off 8th ranked Ohio State 74-62. The eight-point win gave their backers the point spread cover as a -3.5 point favorite and the combined 136 points scored surpassed the closing total line resulting in an OVER. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman was the leading scorer for the Wolverines picking up 17 points on 5 of 13 shooting, and he was one of four players on the team that scored at least 12 points. Jae'Sean Tate was the high scorer for the Buckeyes with 20 points on 9 of 14 shooting, and he also had 15 rebounds. Michigan outscored Ohio State by seven points in the 2nd half to pull away. For the game, the Wolverines shot 48.1% from the floor and held their rival Buckeyes to 41.4% shooting. Michigan has won three in a row and five of their last six games moving their Big Ten record to11-5.
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Penn State hit the road and headed to West Lafayette to take on the 6th ranked Purdue, but ended up on the short end of a 76-73 score. The three-point deficit gave the Nittany Lions the betting line win as a +9.5 underdog, and the 149 points scored soared OVER the 142.5 total line. In the game, Tony Carr was the high scorer for the Nittany Lions with 19 points on 8 of 22 shooting, and he was one of three starters for the team that scored at least 13 points. Carsen Edwards was the lead scorer for the Boilermakers with 27 points on 9 of 19 shooting. Penn State had a strong first half leading by four going into the break but faltered in the second half. The shooting wasn’t a problem for PSU with a 50 FG%, but they lost the turnover battle 15-9. Purdue shot 49.1%. Penn State had won four in a row before their loss to Purdue and are now 9-7 in conference play.
Michigan ranks 178th in the nation in ppg and 11th in opponents’ ppg, and Penn State ranks 114th in ppg and 40th in opponents’ ppg.
This game is the first meeting between these teams this season, and last season in the lone match-up, which was at Michigan, the Wolverines beat the Nittany Lions 72-69.
This season Michigan is 17-10-1 ATS with an O/U record of 12-16 and Penn State is 14-10-1 ATS with an O/U record of 11-14.
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Penn State: 84.73
Michigan at Penn State NCAAB Key Betting Trends
- MICH is 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games
- MICH is 6-2 ATS in their previous eight games
- MICH has an Over record of 8-0 in their last eight games against a team with a winning record
- PSU is 7-1 ATS in their previous eight games
- PSU is 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games after a straight up loss
- PSU has an Under record of 20-8 in their previous 28 home games
Michigan vs. Penn State Betting Angles
Michigan is 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games against Penn State.
The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven games between these teams.
In the last 16 games between these teams, the Over record is 12-3-1.
In the last five games between these teams at Penn State, the total has gone Over every time.
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Michigan at Penn State ATS Prediction 2/21/18
Both squads are playing well right now with the Wolverines on a five of six run and the Nittany Lions on a four of five streak, but one team stands out. Michigan did beat an excellent Ohio State by 12, but Penn State beat the same team by 23 in the Buckeyes previous game. The Wolverines also haven't fared well on the road in conference games losing four of seven and only one of their last four, and that was against lowly Wisconsin. The Nittany Lions are 6-2 as a host in Big Ten games winning four straight all by four or more points and there two home losses? They came in overtime in mid-January and by one back in December.
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