Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Spartans vs. Nittany Lions CBB Odds
Looking for Michigan State Spartans vs. Penn State Nittany Lions NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Spartans taking on the Nittany Lions on Wednesday, December 7th Bryce Jordan Center, University Park. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Spartans Nittany Lions matchup.
2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
- (5-4) Michigan State Spartans vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-2)
- Date: Wednesday, December 7th
- Time: 6:30 ET
- Venue: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Spartans +154 | Nittany Lions -188
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Michigan State +4 | Penn State -4 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 134.0
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Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State heads into their matchup vs Penn State with a record of 5-4 while looking to shake a 2 game losing streak. Out of 3 games road games this season, the Spartans have a record of 1-2. Having been the underdog in 3 games, Michigan State has gone 1-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread. Michigan State currently has a record of 0-1 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 5-3.
Coming into the game, Tyson Walker is the team leader in scoring, averaging 14.0 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Walker is grabbing 3.12 rebounds and adding 3.5 assists. Michigan State’s second-leading scorer is Joey Hauser, who has hit 41.5% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.62 points per game.
Michigan State’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 72.1, which places them 168th in the NCAA. Michigan State’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside as 66.63% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 111th in overall field goal percentage at 45.7%. When the Spartans have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 37.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Michigan State is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.4 per contest, placing them just 536th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average of 37.1 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 10.0 offensive boards per game.
Penn State Nittany Lions
As they head into their 9th game of the season, Penn State currently holds a 6-2 record. Currently, Penn State has been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 5-0. Getting ready to play for the 6 times as the favorite, the Nittany Lions have gone 6-0 in those matchups. Playing at home, Penn State comes into this game as -4 point favorites. Today’s game will be the first conference game of the season for Penn State. Last season, they put together a record of 9-14 in Big Ten action.
Coming into the game, Jalen Pickett is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.12 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Pickett is grabbing 6.62 rebounds and adding 7.62 assists. Penn State’s second-leading scorer is Seth Lundy, who has hit 54.8% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.62 points per game.
On offense, Penn State is one of the worst-performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 64.6 points per game. This figure places them just 391st in college basketball. Penn State’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 57.47% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 278th in overall field goal percentage at 43.2%. When the Nittany Lions has taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.2% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Penn State is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 61.7 per contest, placing them just 672nd in college basketball. Currently, Penn State’s 35.3 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Nittany Lions are averaging 9.2 offensive boards per game.
CBB Betting Trends
- Michigan State is 1-4 vs the spread in their last 5 games. The Spartans are 2-3 straight up in these matchups.
- Michigan State is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 5-5 SU.
- The Spartans are 1-2 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs the spread in these contests.
- The Nittany Lions are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 2-1 vs the spread in these contests.
Free Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions NCAAB Prediction:
Free Spread Prediction: Penn State Nittany Lions -4
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Penn State Nittany Lions to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although Penn State as a team is just 278th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Spartans’ defense. In addition, the Nittany Lions have made bettors money who have taken them to cover at home, as they are 7-3 (last 10). At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Nittany Lions to come out on top and cover.
Free CBB Betting Pick: Penn State ATS
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