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Minnesota Golden Gophers Visit Penn State Nittany Lions in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Penn State Nittany Lions hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Minnesota Golden Gophers pay a visit to Bryce Jordan Center on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Minnesota Golden Gophers in this one, their betting line was listed as -2-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 10-7 and 9-5 ATS Penn State Nittany Lions will face the 15-3 Minnesota Golden Gophers, who own a 10-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Penn State Nittany Lions are 5-9 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are 7-9.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated Penn State Nittany Lions and the No. 30-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Penn State's No. 153-ranked scoring average of 73.88 PPG, against a Minnesota Golden Gophers defense rated No. 62 and allowing 66.5 PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions FG% has averaged 42.22% to date this season, less than the Minnesota Golden Gophers shooters have managed so far (43.58% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota suffered a 65-47 loss against Michigan State on Wednesday, getting 14 points from Nate Mason in a losing effort at Breslin Center.

The Nittany Lions grabbed a 72-63 win over the Spartans on Saturday, behind a 18-point effort from Lamar Stevens at Palestra.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Penn State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Penn State is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games when playing Minnesota
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Penn State's last 17 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Wisconsin, Saturday, January 21st
Penn State at Indiana, Wednesday, January 18th