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Big Ten Tournament - College Basketball Betting - Michigan State Spartans Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

The Michigan State Spartans host Penn State on Thursday, looking to build on their 18-13 mark against the 15-17 Nittany Lions in college basketball betting action at Verizon Center.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to cover the spread vs the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday, as the Nittany Lions are 16-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spartans are 16-14 ATS. Penn State is 14-15 against the total, while Michigan State is 15-15 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 133-ranked Michigan State Spartans and the No. 223-rated Penn State Nittany Lions in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Michigan State's No. 172 nationally ranked offense (71.97 points per game) against a Penn State Nittany Lions defense that sits as the No. 146 at 72.56 PPG. The Michigan State Spartans have been averaging 47.18% from the field, more than the Nittany Lions have managed so far this season (41.79% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State earned a 76-67 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Mike Watkins at Verizon Center.

Nick Ward scored 22 points and chipped in with 22 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 63-60 against Maryland in college basketball action at Xfinity Center.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Penn State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 7 games
  • Penn State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Michigan State
  • Michigan State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Penn State
  • Michigan State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Penn State