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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Michigan State Spartans in Battle with Penn State Nittany Lions

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions battle Saturday at Palestra as the Nittany Lions look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Penn State sat as 6-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions bring a 9-7 record (8-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-5 Spartans, who are 8-7 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Penn State go 5-8 so far and the Michigan State Spartans go 7-8.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 101-rated Penn State Nittany Lions and the No. 71-ranked Michigan State Spartans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Penn State's No. 153 nationally ranked offense (74 points per game) against a Michigan State Spartans defense that sits as the No. 83 at 67.62 PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions have been averaging 41.98% from the field, less than the Spartans have managed so far this season (47.68% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spartans blew out Rutgers on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 93-65 win at Breslin Center.

The Nittany Lions endured a 72-69 loss at the hands of the Wolverines on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Lamar Stevens at Crisler Center.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Michigan State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Michigan State
  • Penn State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Michigan State
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 7 games when playing Michigan State

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State home to Minnesota, Wednesday, January 11th
Penn State at Minnesota, Saturday, January 14th

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