Michigan Wolverines visit Penn State Nittany Lions in college basketball clash
Michigan Wolverines vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions host Michigan on Wednesday, looking to build on their 8-18 mark against the 23-4 Wolverines in college hoops action at Bryce Jordan Center.
The Wolverines will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 14-11-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Nittany Lions are 11-11 ATS. Michigan is 14-12 on the totals; Penn State is 11-10.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Wolverines were listed as 14-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 232 (Nittany Lions) and the No. 30 (Wolverines) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 81-60 result in favor of the Wolverines has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wolverines is ranked No. 143 in NCAA hoops at 35.5 per game. Contrast that with Penn State’s No. 147 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Penn State is the No. 283-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Michigan rates No. 27 at 8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Michigan owns the country's No. 141-rated mark, allowing 68 points per game on the highway. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 299 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Michigan, they were a 71-58 winner as they battled Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Trey Burke went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds, leading Michigan over Illinois, 71-58, on Sunday at Crisler Arena.
Last time out for Penn State, they were a 64-59 loser as they battled Illinois on the road. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point underdog. Penn State suffered a 64-59 loss against Illinois on Thursday, getting 20 points from Jermaine Marshall in a losing effort at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.
Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Michigan State are 4-6
After playing Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Illinois are 1-9
After a loss are 0-10
A few Wolverines at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Michigan is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Michigan's last 10 games on the road
Michigan is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games at home
Penn State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Michigan home to Michigan State, Sunday, March 3
Penn State at Minnesota, Saturday, March 2