Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Nittany Lions vs Spartans CBB Odds
Looking for Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan State Spartans NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Nittany Lions taking on the Spartans on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Penn State Michigan State matchup.
(15-8) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan State Spartans (20-3)
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM ET
Venue: Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: MSU -13
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State took a jump up to #54 in KenPom’s latest rankings after an upset at Ohio State and a win over Rutgers over the weekend.
The Ohio State game was an instant classic. Tony Carr banked in the game-winning three after Keita Bates-Diop scored nine points in the final two minutes to tie the game.
Carr has been great all season with over 19 points per game and a three-point percentage over 45 and he was at his best on that particular day.
PSU is 5–5 in the conference and has also won at Iowa earlier in the season, it’s second road win in the conference. This game is a different sort of animal, even compared to winning at previously undefeated OSU.
Carr must stretch that MSU defense, which loves to pack the interior. He, along with Josh Reeves and Shep Garner, are the Nittany Lions’ three outside marksmen. If they aren’t hitting, the Spartans will suffocate Penn State slowly.
Michigan State Spartans
Since losing at home to Michigan three weeks ago, Michigan State has looked just fine in winning its last four games. Sparty won against Indiana, at Illinois and versus Wisconsin, all by double-digits. It won by six at Maryland over the weekend.
Even the offense, which got off to a slow start, looks formidable on paper. Michigan State is shooting almost 52 percent as a team with a three-point percentage over 40.
Five guys are averaging double-figures and Gavin Schilling, who isn’t among that group, is shooting 71.8 percent from the field.
The Spartans’ two losses look like they already might be too many to win the regular season conference crown but there are still games to be played. The Spartans play Purdue for the only time in the regular season on the tenth of February.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in PSU last 8 overall.
- Over is 6-2 in PSU last 8 vs. Big Ten.
- PSU are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Big Ten.
- MSU are 21-7 ATS in their last 28 home games.
- Over is 9-4 in MSU last 13 overall.
- Head to Head: Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Michigan St.
- Head to Head: Home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Free Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan State NCAAB Prediction: Michigan State pulls away in the second half.
Penn State has the shooting to make this close in the first half. Michigan State won’t stop coming at the Nittany Lions, though, and will pull away in the second half.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Penn State +13
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Penn State 69 – Michigan State 80
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