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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan State Spartans Betting Preview

Michigan State SpartansPenn State Nittany Lions
March 12, 4:05 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds

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The Penn State Nittany Lions will hit the floor running against the visiting Michigan State Spartans Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

It's a game in the Big Ten Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Conseco Fieldhouse).

Penn State battles the Spartans, currently sitting with a 19-13 mark (11-18-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-14 for the Nittany Lions and 10-19 for the Spartans.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 72-rated Michigan State taking on the No. 236-rated Nittany Lions in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-66 win for the Spartans on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Penn State's No. 298 nationally ranked offense (63.2 points per game) against a Spartans defense that sits as the No. 124 at 66.4 PPG. The Nittany Lions have been averaging 44% from the field, more than the Spartans have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 182-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. Penn State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 319 nationally in scoring at home.

Michigan State was a 74-56 winner in its last match against Purdue. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs.

Last time out for Penn State, they were a 36-33 winner as they battled Wisconsin. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Purdue are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Wisconsin are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Spartans at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
Penn State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Penn State's last 9 games when playing Michigan State
Penn State is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games when playing Michigan State