Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Nittany Lions vs. Golden Gophers CBB Odds
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2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(9-11) Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-10)
Date: Saturday, February 12th, 2022
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Venue: Williams Arena, Minneapolis, MN
CBB Moneyline Odds: Nittany Lions +105 | Golden Gophers -130
CBB Betting ATS Odds: PSU +1.5 | MINN -1.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Betting Total: O/U 126.5
Something has to give when the Minnesota Golden Gophers welcome the Penn State Nittany Lions to town Saturday night.
Minnesota is slightly favored by two points to win at home here.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State’s has remained competitive despite getting lost in the Big Ten this season. After beating Iowa at home to close January, the Nittany Lions have lost to Wisconsin and Michigan by a combined three points to open the month of Feburary.
Seth Lundy has taken a leap during his junior season. The 6’6 forward scored a season-high 23 points in the road win over Northwestern, and he leads the Nittany Lions in scoring (12.8), while grabbing 5.6 rpg.
John Harrar, a fifth-year senior, joins Lundy in the front court. The 6’10 big is one of the few players who average a double-double in nation, and he’ll likely have his paws all over this one. Harrar averages a strong 10.7 ppg and 10.3 rpg.
Jalen Pickett has come into the Penn State backcourt and scored at a high rate early. The Siena transfer scored 21 in the loss to Purdue, and he’s scoring 12.6 ppg, while dishing out a team-leading 4.1 apg and grabbing 3.9 rpg.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota jumped out to a commanding 10-1 start to begin the season, but they’ve hit a wall with Big Ten play. The Golden Gophers have just two conference wins in twelve tries, and they’ve lost all three games this month by double figures.
George Washington transfer Jamison Battle came home and led Minnesota to one of their best starts in school history. The 6’7 forward had a big game against Nebraska, scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Battle is leading the team in scoring (16.9), while grabbing 6.3 rpg.
Payton Willis transferred back to Minneapolis, and he’s been solid from the lead guard spot. The 6’4 guard had a great against Purdue, scoring 24 points, while dishing out 10 assists. He posting strong averages of 16.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, and a team-leading 4.3 apg.
Lafayette transfer Elijah Stevens has had a few big games this season, and he’s the team’s third leading scorer at 10.9 ppg.
Eric Curry, the longest tenured Golden Gopher, starts up front with Battle. The 6’9 senior scores 8.2 ppg and grabs a team-leading 6.5 rpg.
CBB Betting Trends:
- PSU is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Minnesota is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- Over is 5-2 in Golden Gophers last 7 home games..
Free Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers NCAAB Prediction: Penn State to Win
What we have here are two conference doormats going through two rough, but different stretches of play.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Penn State ML (+105)
Penn State has covered in their last three games, while Minnesota hasn’t done anything right since a December 11th win over Michigan. If the Golden Gophers get off to another slow start, a hungry Nittany Lions will be waiting to jump back into the win column. Penn State’s worth the plus money shot here.
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