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Michigan Wolverines vs Penn State Nittany Lions in college hoops odds

Penn State Nittany LionsMichigan Wolverines
Dec 29, 7:30 PM | Crisler Arena

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Penn State when they take on the Wolverines on Thursday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Nittany Lions have watched them go 8-5 and 3-4-1 ATS on the year, while the Wolverines are at 10-2 and 5-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 7-1-1, while the Nittany Lions have a 3-5 mark.

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Betting Line:
Michigan opened as 13-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 101-rated Wolverines and the No. 193-ranked Nittany Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-67 result in favor of the Wolverines.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Nittany Lions rank No. 82 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.5 per game. That compares with Michigan’s No. 237 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Michigan is college basketball's No. 16-ranked team at 8.9 per game, while the Nittany Lions rate No. 84 with 7.2 per game.

Defensively, Penn State features the nation's No. 35-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.7 points per game. Michigan, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.

Penn State was a 74-67 winner in its last match at home against Cornell. They failed to cover the 9–point spread as favorites. Penn State earned a 74-67 victory over Cornell on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Tim Frazier at Bryce Jordan Center.

Michigan was a 77-66 winner in its last match at home against Bradley. They failed to cover the 16–point spread as favorites. The Wolverines got a 20-point performance from Evan Smotrycz, who added 10 rebounds, as Michigan ran past Bradley 77-66 on Thursday at Crisler Arena.

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Northwestern are 3-7
After playing Cornell are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Bradley are 2-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Nittany Lions at Wolverines trends to consider:
Penn State is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Michigan
Penn State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Penn State
Michigan is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Penn State

Next up:
Penn State at Northwestern, Sunday, January 1
Michigan home to Minnesota, Sunday, January 1