Penn State vs. Michigan State Pick
Will No. 5 Michigan State roll to a big win at home when the Spartans play host to Penn State at 6:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Michigan State is favored at home, as the Spartans are getting odds of -13 points against Penn State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 142.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan and will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Penn State has won two straight coming into tonight, topping Rutgers and Ohio State. The Nittany Lions are 15-8 overall, 5-5 in the Big Ten and 9-9-1 against the spread. PSU is averaging 76.3 points per game on offense this season while allowing 66.8 per contest on defense. Tony Carr is leading PSU with 19.2 points and 4.8 assists per game while Mike Watkins is adding 13.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per contest.
Michigan State has won four straight coming into tonight, including a 74-68 win at Maryland this past weekend. MSU is 20-3 overall, 8-2 in the Big Ten and 13-9-1 against the spread. The Spartans are putting up 84.4 points per game this year while allowing 64.2 per contest. Miles Bridges is leading Michigan State with 17.6 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest while Nick Ward is adding 13.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest.
Michigan State has won eight of its last nine meetings with Penn State, covering in three of the last four meetings as well. The turmoil at MSU seems to have brought this team together. They are 2-1-1 ATS in their last four, but lone non cover was still a 15-point win. While Penn State is coming off an upset at Ohio State, that only means MSU will take this game seriously. The Nittany Lions haven’t been very competitive on the road prior that. Ohio State just overlooked them. The public betting is backing Michigan State and I like the Spartans as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN STATE -13