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Michigan State Spartans take on Nittany Lions in NCAA Basketball Betting

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Michigan State when they take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Penn State sat as 10.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Penn State Nittany Lions are 10-6 overall and 8-6-1 ATS, while the Michigan State Spartans are 15-1 and 9-6 ATS. As for the betting totals, Penn State boasts a 8-7 on the OU, and Michigan State is 5-10.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Penn State Nittany Lions rated this week at No. 145 and the Michigan State Spartans sitting at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Penn State's No. 218-ranked scoring average of 67.56 PPG, against a Michigan State Spartans defense rated No. 12 and allowing 60.88 PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 41.67% to date this season, less than the Michigan State Spartans shooters have managed so far (48.98% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michigan State cruised to victory on Thursday, running Illinois out of the gym and running up a 79-54 score at Breslin Center.

The Nittany Lions got 24 points from Payton Banks as Penn State ran past Minnesota 86-77 on Tuesday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State's last 8 games
  • Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State home to Iowa, Thursday, January 14th
Penn State at Purdue, Wednesday, January 13th