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Penn State Nittany LionsMinnesota Golden Gophers
March 6, 1:00 PM | Williams Arena

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

15-13TEAM RECORD17-12

Minnesota will look to improve on its 17-12 record on Sunday when they host Penn State in NCAAB odds action at Williams Arena.

The Golden Gophers currently sports a 17-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-17 ATS. The Nittany Lions are 15-13 and 13-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Gophers produce a 12-14 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Nittany Lions have gone 11-12 against the number.

View Penn State vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Golden Gophers installed as 4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Gophers at No. 50 and the Nittany Lions at No. 215 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-66 result in favor of the Golden Gophers.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Nittany Lions is ranked No. 315 in NCAA hoops at 31.3 per game. Contrast that with Minnesota’s No. 30 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Minnesota is the No. 298-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Penn State rates No. 164 at 6.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Penn State owns the country's No. 159-rated mark, allowing 70.2 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 165 in scoring at home.

Penn State lost its last outing, an 82-61 result against Ohio State on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. Penn State was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Ohio State and falling by an 82-61 score at Bryce Jordan Center.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 68-57 loser on the road against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs. Minnesota suffered a 68-57 loss against Northwestern on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Trevor Mbakwe in a losing effort at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
After playing Ohio State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
After playing Northwestern are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Nittany Lions at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Penn State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Penn State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Penn State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Penn State
Minnesota is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Penn State

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