Minnesota Golden Gophers host Penn State Nittany Lions in college basketball action

Penn State Nittany LionsMinnesota Golden Gophers
March 2, 3:00 PM | Williams Arena

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

9-18TEAM RECORD19-9

The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Williams Arena against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The Golden Gophers sport records of 19-9 and 14-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Nittany Lions have 9-18 and 12-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-13 for the Golden Gophers and 12-10 for the Nittany Lions.

View Penn State vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as 16.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Gophers rated this week at No. 17 and the Nittany Lions sitting at No. 232. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-59 result in favor of the Golden Gophers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Minnesota's No. 22-rated squad against Penn State's No. 157-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Minnesota rates No. 275 in the country with 5.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 272 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Penn State owns the country's No. 143-rated mark, allowing 68 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 109 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Penn State, they were an 84-78 winner as they battled Michigan at home. They covered in the match as a 13-point underdog. Jermaine Marshall went off for 25 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Penn State over Michigan, 84-78, on Wednesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Minnesota was a 77-73 winner in its last match at home against Indiana. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Gophers got a 21-point performance from Trevor Mbakwe, who added 12 rebounds, as Minnesota ran past Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday at Williams Arena.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Northwestern are 2-8
After playing Michigan are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Nebraska are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few Nittany Lions at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Penn State is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Penn State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Penn State
Minnesota is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Penn State
Minnesota is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Penn State at Northwestern, Thursday, March 7
Minnesota at Nebraska, Wednesday, March 6

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