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Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Michigan State Spartans will look to improve on a 23-5 record on Sunday when they host the Penn State Nittany Lions in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Breslin Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Michigan State Spartans in this one found them listed as -18.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Nittany Lions was expected to move the line.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Michigan State Spartans are 23-5 overall and 18-9 ATS, while the Penn State Nittany Lions are 15-13 and 13-13-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Michigan State boasts a 13-14 on the OU, and Penn State is 11-15-1.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Michigan State Spartans rated this week at No. 2 and the Penn State Nittany Lions sitting at No. 198.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Michigan State's No. 33 nationally ranked offense (79.46 points per game) against a Penn State Nittany Lions defense that sits as the No. 79 at 68.25 PPG. The Michigan State Spartans have been averaging 48.37% from the field, more than the Nittany Lions have managed so far this season (40.74% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State got 22 points from Shep Garner en route to a 56-55 victory over Nebraska on Thursday at Bryce Jordan Center.

Michigan State earned a 81-62 victory over Ohio State on Tuesday, getting 27 points from Bryn Forbes at Value City Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State's last 6 games
  • Penn State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Penn State is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan State's last 6 games
  • Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Northwestern, Thursday, March 3rd
Michigan State at Rutgers, Wednesday, March 2nd