Penn State vs. Michigan Prediction
Big Ten rivals square off in Ann Arbor on Wednesday night when the Wolverines host the Nittany Lions at 7:00 p.m. ET. With Michigan listed as a small home favorite and the total sitting at 147.5, what are the best plays for bettors tonight?
787 Penn State (+4.5) at 788 Michigan (-4.5); o/u 147.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
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Public Betting Trends
According to our College Basketball Public Betting Chart page, 69% of betting tickets are on Michigan to cover the spread tonight.
Penn State Player Spotlight
Lamar Stevens had 24 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3PT, 8-8 FT), three rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal across 22 minutes Saturday against Ohio State. Stevens put together one of his best scoring performances of the season, dropping 24 points on the Buckeyes. He was a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity stripe and shot 58.3 percent from the field in the win in just 22 minutes of action. The 6-8 forward has finished in double figures in every game this season, averaging 16.6 points and 6.9 rebounds across 18 matchups.
Michigan Player Spotlight
Jon Teske had 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-4 FT), five rebounds, two blocks and a steal in 24 minutes Sunday against Michigan State. Teske has been rock solid for the Wolverines of late, but it wasn't enough to overcome a dominant effort by the Spartans. He's averaging 18.3 points to go along with 6.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over the last three games, and he's also shooting 65.7 percent from the field. The senior center will aim to lead a bounce-back effort Thursday against Purdue.
NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends
The Nittany Lions are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and are 8-2-1 against the number in their last 11 games as an underdog.
The Wolverines are 18-7-1 against the number in their last 26 home games.
The over is 5-2 in the Nittany Lions’ last seven games overall, is 5-2 in their last seven games as a road underdog and is 8-2 in their last 10 games as an underdog of any kind. The over is also a perfect 4-0 in the Wolverines’ last four games overall, is 5-2 in their last seven games as a favorite and has cashed in nine of their last 10 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
Wednesday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Penn State/Michigan OVER 147.5