At the onset of his arrival in 2011 Penn State head coach Pat Chambers faced culture shock. Happy Valley is a football-crazed community where basketball is an afterthought. Chambers is yet to lead the Nittany Lions to the NCAA Tournament. However, this season could prove to be a breakout for College Basketball bets. Chambers team has reached the national top 20 rankings before falling back. In the same way, Michigan is a football first school. Cause by past basketball success is more fan support and belief. Coach Juwan Howard’s rookie season could not be off to a better start.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan Wolverines
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 7 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan|
|Penn State vs. Michigan TV Coverage:||BTN|
|Penn State vs. Michigan Betting on College Basketball Bet odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan Wolverines Overview
Penn State has an online betting record of 13-5 straight up, 9-8-1 vs. the line, and 11-7 over the total. Late on the Nittany Lions have paid in just two of their last eight games. PSU has national metrics of 41st for scoring offense and 153rd for points allowed. Last week’s 90-76 win over Ohio State caught plenty of respect.
Michigan is 11-6 straight up, 8-8-1 with the odds, and 10-7 over the total. Overall the Maize and Blue rank 39th for scoring offense and 206th for points allowed. Michigan has paid in only three of their last 10 matchups.
Key Nittany Lions: F Lamar Stevens (16.5 PTS, 6.9 REB, 2.3 AST (45.9 FGPCT, 74.0 FTPCT, 25.5 3PPCT), G Myreon Jones (14.2 PTS, 2.9 REB, 2.8 AST, 44.8 FGPCT, 83.3 FTPCT, 39.8 3PPCT), F Mike Watkins (10.1 PTS, 8.1 REB, 3.1 BLK, 61.1 FGPCT, 52.8 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT)
Key Wolverines: C Jon Teske (14.3 PTS, 7.6 REB, 1.2 AST, 55.6 FGPCT, 70.7 FTPCT, 30.8 3PPCT), F Isaiah Livers (questionable groin) (13.6 PTS, 3.3 REB, 1.1 AST, 50.9 FGPCT, 90.0 FTPCT, 50.0 3PPCT), G Zavier Simpson (12.2 PTS, 4.3 REB, 8.7 AST, 49.7 FGPCT, 60.5 FTPCT, 33.3 3PPCT)
Penn State and Michigan Against the Spread
The Nittany Lions Are:
- 1-4 against the spread in their last five away games
- 2-4 under the total on the road
- 2-12 on the board in their last 14 games at Michigan
- 5-2 over the total in away games vs. the Wolverines
- 8-2 vs. the odds in their last 10 games as a dog
- 7-2 over the total when getting points
The Wolverines Are:
- 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 home games
- 7-3 over the total at Crisler Center
- 12-6 on the board head to head against Penn State
- 10-1-1 over the total in their series with the Nittany Lions
- 7-2 with the odds in their last nine games as a favorite
- 5-2 over the total as a chalk
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan Wolverines College Basketball Bets Picks
As was previously noted Michigan has all of the advantages for College Basketball Bets value. In the same way, this is a poor spot for the Nittany Lions. Consider a potential letdown after the big win Saturday over Ohio State. Michigan also boasts the best player on the floor in Jon Teske.
Penn State vs. Michigan College Basketball Bet Pick: Michigan Wolverines
Penn State vs. Michigan College Basketball Bets Score Prediction: Wolverines 86, Nittany Lions 71