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Minnesota Golden Gophers Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Penn State Nittany Lions

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Nittany Lions in Penn State at Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Penn State sat as -7-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions sport a record of 9-6 and 7-6-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers have 6-8 and 3-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-7 for the Penn State Nittany Lions and 8-4 for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 125-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions and the No. 167-rated Minnesota Golden Gophers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Minnesota is ranked No. 187 in NCAA basketball at 36.14 per game. Contrast that with Penn State's No. 196 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Penn State is the No. 206-ranked team in the country at 5.73 per game, while Minnesota rates No. 127 at 7 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nate Mason scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Gophers to a win (they lost 69-61 to Michigan State at Williams Arena on Saturday).

Penn State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Michigan and falling by a 79-56 score at Crisler Center.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Penn State's last 9 games
  • Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Penn State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
  • Penn State is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Northwestern, Saturday, January 9th
Penn State at Michigan State, Sunday, January 10th

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