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

Michigan WolverinesPenn State Nittany Lions
March 4, 1:00 PM | Bryce Jordan Center

Michigan Wolverines 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 Michigan Wolverines in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Wolverines have watched them go 22-8 and 16-11 ATS on the year, while the Nittany Lions are at 12-18 and 9-13-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Nittany Lions are 12-13, while the Wolverines have a 12-14-1 mark.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Nittany Lions as 5.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Nittany Lions sit at No. 213 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wolverines sit at No. 129 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wolverines will win this game 70-60.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Penn State's No. 293 nationally ranked offense (61.8 points per game) against a Wolverines defense that sits as the No. 28 at 60.5 PPG. The Nittany Lions have been averaging 39.4% from the field, less than the Wolverines have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).

Defensively, Michigan features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Penn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 282 nationally in scoring at home.

Michigan was a 72-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Illinois. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 25 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Michigan on Thursday, leading the Wolverines to a 72-61 victory over Illinois at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

In their last action, Penn State was an 80-56 loser on the road against Purdue. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Penn State was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Purdue and falling by an 80-56 score at Mackey Arena.

Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
After playing Illinois are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Purdue are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Wolverines at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 5 games on the road
Michigan is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Penn State
Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 6 games when playing on the road against Penn State
Penn State is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Penn State's last 13 games when playing Michigan