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Michigan Wolverines battle vs Penn State Nittany Lions highlights college basketball odds menu

Penn State Nittany LionsMichigan Wolverines
9-8January 14, 2014, 08:00 | Crisler Center11-4

The Michigan Wolverines will be trying to slam the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Crisler Center in college betting action.

The Wolverines sport a record of 11-4 and 6-6-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Nittany Lions have 9-8 and 8-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-6 for the Wolverines and 9-5 for the Nittany Lions.

View Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 13-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wolverines rated this week at No. 22 and the Nittany Lions sitting at No. 227.

Last time out for Penn State, they were a 79-76 loser as they battled Indiana at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Nittany Lions endured a 79-76 loss at the hands of the Hoosiers on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from D.J. Newbill at Bryce Jordan Center.

In their last action, Michigan was a 71-70 winner on the road against Nebraska. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Wolverines got 19 points from Glenn Robinson III as Michigan ran past Nebraska 71-70 on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan's No. 64 nationally ranked offense (77.13 points per game) against a Nittany Lions defense that sits as the No. 204 at 73.71 PPG. The Wolverines have been averaging 48.1% from the field, more than the Nittany Lions have managed so far this season (45.36% on average).

A few Nittany Lions at Wolverines trends to consider:
Penn State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Penn State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Penn State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Penn State is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Michigan is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Michigan is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Penn State

Next up:
Penn State at Purdue, Saturday, January 18th
Michigan at Wisconsin, Saturday, January 18th