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(7-6) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan Wolverines (13-0)
Date: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Michigan Wolverines -11.5
CBB Betting Total: 126.5
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For what would be the first game of conference play for most schools, is actually the third game of the conference schedule for teams in the Big Ten. This Thursday evening matchup features the undefeated Michigan Wolverines and the struggling Penn State Nittany Lions. The Wolverines are 2-0 in the Big Ten so far while the Nittany Lions are 0-2.
Michigan swept the season series last season and have won seven in a row overall. They will look to continue their amazing start and hopefully push to move up in the rankings to number one.
Penn State Nittany Lions
The Nittany Lions have really just been inconsistent all year long. It seems like they basically win one and then lose one, which is not a formula for success. The Nittany Lions will now look to run a huge upset against the team they have not beaten since 2013.
The offense has struggled a ton this year, which is why Penn State ranks near the bottom of almost every offensive category. Look for them to try and start quick otherwise they will likely be swallowed by the environment at Michigan.
Defensively they have also been quite poor. However, they do only allow 66.2 points per game which gives them hope of slowing down a low scoring Michigan team.
Since last years’ devatasting loss in the National Championship, the Wolverines have been flawless. Starting 13-0 and being ranked number two in the country is a hard thing to do and Michigan will look to extend their win streak.
For being 13-0, the Wolverines do not have as an explosive offense as most might think. They only average 73.2 points per game, which could be a reason this game is closer than most think.
Defense is clearly the strongest point of this years’ Michigan team. They only allow 55.1 points per game giving them the third best defense in the country. Furthermore, they hold their opponent to 38.4% from the field, which is likely to be the difference in this game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- MICH are 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 vs. Big Ten.
- MICH are 35-14-2 ATS in their last 51 Thu. games.
- Over is 5-2-2 in MICH last 9 vs. Big Ten.
- Over is 13-3-1 in the last 17 meetings.
Free Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan Wolverines NCAAB Prediction:
Michigan continues their winning streak and gets an easy win over Penn State at home.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: OVER 126.5
Despite both teams having relatively low scoring offenses, they will still score enough to see the total go over.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Penn State 61 – Michigan 77
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