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(14-17) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan State Spartans (18-13)
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big 10
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 2:30 PM ET
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington D.C
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Spartans -5
CBB Betting Total: 139
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The second round of the Big 10 tournament takes place on Thursday in Washington D.C. The 13 seed Penn State Nittany Lions take on the 5 seed Michigan State Spartans.
This is the second match up of the season between the two teams. Penn State pulled the upset and beat Michigan State by a score of 72-63.
Penn State Nittany Lions
The Penn State Nittany Lions needed overtime to advance to Thursday’s game against the Spartans. They beat Nebraska by a final of 76-67 on Wednesday afternoon.
The Nittany Lions are a young team but this experience in the Big 10 tournament will go a long ways in developing them for the future, which looks very bright for this team.
The star of the game against Nebraska was Freshman big man Mike Watkins. He almost got a triple double and finished the game with eight blocks, which is a Big 10 tournament record.
For the Nittany Lions to beat Michigan State he needs to have a big game on both sides of the court. He needs to really have a nice game offensively and be very disruptive defensively.
Michigan State Spartans
The Michigan State Spartans played a tough schedule to start off the season and that caused them to really have problems winning games early on. But they have really played well in the second half of the season and everyone knows that Tom Izzo is a tough out come March.
The Spartans come into this game with a record of 18-13 but they have lost their last two games. In the last game they lost to Maryland 63-60.
The Spartans strength is on the defensive side of the ball. They only give up 69.1 points per game which is 95th best in all the land.
To win this game they need to be the team to get out to the fast start. They are a young team and having lost two straight coming into this game they can’t afford to get down early or they might have problems crawling back into it.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-3 in PSU last 10 neutral site games.
- MSU are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 Thu. games.
- MSU are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games.
- MSU are 23-9 ATS in their last 32 vs. Big Ten.
Free Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan State Spartans NCAAB Prediction:
This game is going to come down to which team gets more production inside. I think that team will be the Michigan State Spartans.
I think they will get off to the fast start and not look back.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Lean OVER!
They will use their fresh legs to their advantage to advance to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Michigan State 74 – Penn State 69
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