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NCAA hoops odds preview - Minnesota vs. Penn State

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Jan 15, 4:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Bryce Jordan Center Sunday as host Penn State looks to handle the Minnesota Golden Gophers in NCAAB action.

The Nittany Lions sit at 9-9 (4-7-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Gophers are currently 13-5 (7-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Penn State is 5-8 OU, and Minnesota is 7-8 OU.

View Minnesota vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Nittany Lions in this one, they're listed as 1.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Nittany Lions rated this week at No. 153 and the Golden Gophers sitting at No. 127. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 71-65 result in favor of the Golden Gophers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Penn State's No. 101-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 210-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Penn State rates No. 107 in the country with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 296 nationally with 4.8 per match.

Defensively, Minnesota features the nation's No. 274-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.2 points per game. Penn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 262 nationally in scoring at home.

Minnesota was a 77-74 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Indiana. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Gophers grabbed a 77-74 win over the Hoosiers on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Austin Hollins at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.

Penn State was a 70-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Penn State got 30 points from Tim Frazier en route to a 70-58 loss at the hands of Penn State on Wednesday at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Northwestern are 2-8
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a win are 8-2

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Illinois are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Golden Gophers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Penn State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Penn State
Minnesota is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Penn State's last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Penn State's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Penn State is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
Penn State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to Northwestern, Sunday, January 22
Penn State home to Illinois, Thursday, January 19

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