NCAA basketball betting on Thursday includes an ESPN 2 matchup as Penn State hosts Michigan.
The Wolverines are coming off a big college basketball betting win against Ohio State so they will try and avoid a letdown here against the Nittany Lions. Here is a look at this Big 10 matchup between the Wolverines and Nittany Lions.
NCAA basketball betting should be competitive on this game since Michigan is 7-6 while Penn State is 8-6. The Wolverines have struggled on the road this season losing all three games. They have a winning record all-time at Penn State though, winning 8 of the 15 meetings. Michigan is led this NCAA basketball betting season by DeShawn Sims and Manny
Harris. They are the two leading scorers for the team as Harris is averaing 19.8 points per game while Sims is averaging 16.7 points per contest. The key for Michigan in college basketball betting has been forcing turnovers. NCAA basketball betting stats indicate that the Wolverines are 11th in the country with a +5 turnover margin.
Penn State is 5-6-1 this season against the NCAA basketball betting line including 2-4 at home. Taylor Battle leads the team in points, rebounds and assists this season. The Nittany Lions have lost their first two Big 10 games this season so they really will be focused on getting a win against the Wolverines.
Michigan has been solid on Thursday’s and in the Big 10 but they have some poor NCAA basketball betting trends in other areas. The Wolverines are 16-33-3 in college basketball betting in their last 52 road games. The Wolverines are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 NCAA basketball betting games overall. The Wolverines are 0-3-1 vs. the NCAA basketball betting odds in the last 4 meetings at Penn St.
The Nittany Lions are 4-1 vs. the college basketball betting line in their last 5 Thursday games. The Nittany Lions are 1-5 vs. the NCAA basketball betting pointspread in their last 6 home games. The home team is 8-0-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings between Penn State and Michigan.
Since this is an ESPN 2 game, there will be some who want to play the NCAA basketball betting total. 18 of the last 26 Michigan road games have gone under. Three of the last four meetings in this series at Penn State have gone under the NCAA basketball betting number.