Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers: 3/3/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on March 3, 2021

Marcus Carr leads the Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-12) into a matchup against the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-12) after scoring 41 points in a 78-74 loss to Nebraska. The Golden Gophers are 4.5-point underdogs in the game on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, which tips at 7:00 PM ET on BTN. The matchup has an over/under of 148.

Betting Information

Penn State vs Minnesota Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Penn State -4.5 -113 -110 148 -110 -113 -204 166

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Computer picks for Penn State vs Minnesota
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Minnesota (+4.5) Under (148) Penn State 75 Minnesota 72

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Total Facts

  • The Nittany Lions and their opponents have scored at least 148 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 10 of 21 opportunities (47.6%) this season.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have combined to score at least 148 points in 12 of 25 outings (48%) this season.
  • The Nittany Lions and the Golden Gophers combine to average 1.9 fewer points per game than the total of 148 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 147.6 points per game, 0.4 less than the over/under in this game.
  • The average over/under the Nittany Lions have had set in matchups this year is 1.5 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under in Golden Gophers games this year is 0.8 fewer points than the point total of 148 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 72.4 points the Nittany Lions score per game are only 1.1 fewer points than the Golden Gophers give up (73.5).
  • Penn State is 6-0 against the spread and 6-5 overall when scoring more than 73.5 points.
  • Minnesota is 3-8-1 against the spread and 4-8 overall when giving up more than 72.4 points.
  • The Golden Gophers put up just 0.4 fewer points than the Nittany Lions give up to opponents (74.1).
  • Minnesota has compiled an 11-0 overall record and an 8-0-1 ATS record in games it scores more than 74.1 points.
  • Penn State’s record is 3-7 against the spread and 2-8 overall when it gives up more than 73.7 points.
  • The Nittany Lions have a negative point differential on the season (-36 total points, -1.7 per game), while the Golden Gophers have scored just five more points than their opponents (0.2 per game).

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Penn State Betting Information

  • The Nittany Lions have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 10-11 record.
  • When favored by at least 4.5 points, the Nittany Lions have struggled to a 1-4 record ATS this season.
  • Penn State and its opponents have converted the over just 9 times in 21 (42.9%) games this season.

Minnesota Betting Information

  • Minnesota has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 9-13-2 ATS.
  • When they are at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Golden Gophers have a record ATS of 3-4-1.
  • In 12 out of Golden Gophers 24 games this season, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Head to Head

Penn State vs Minnesota (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/8/2020 Penn State -6 138.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 83-77 PSU
1/15/2020 Minnesota -2.5 143 -149 +120 Regular Season 75-69 MINN
3/14/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Conference Tournament 77-72 MINN
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-64 MINN

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Penn State Leaders

  • The Nittany Lions scoring leader is Myreon Jones, who averages 15.4 per contest to go with 2.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
  • John Harrar leads the Nittany Lions in rebounding, averaging 8.5 per game, while Jamari Wheeler leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.4 in each contest.
  • Jones contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Nittany Lions. He makes 2.4 threes per game.
  • Wheeler is the Nittany Lions leader in steals, averaging 1.9 steals per game, while Seth Lundy leads them in blocks with 0.7 per contest.

Minnesota Leaders

  • The Golden Gophers’ Carr racks up enough points (20.0 per game) and assists (5.0 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
  • Minnesota’s Liam Robbins stats (6.6 rebounds per game, 11.7 points per game, 1.1 assists per game) earned him the top spot on the team rebound leaderboard.
  • Carr leads the Golden Gophers in three-point shooting with an average of 2.2 made threes per game.
  • Minnesota’s leader in steals is Carr with 1.3 per game, and its leader in blocks is Robbins with 2.7 per game.
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