Two top Big Ten squads throw down on Tuesday night when Penn State heads to the Breslin Center to battle Michigan State. Most believed the Spartans would send a top squad to the courts this season. Not many though Penn State would. But the Nittany Lions have a great 16-5 record. Will the Lions hang with the Spartans? Or, will MSU solidify its position atop the Big Ten Standings? Check out the college hoops odds, analysis and a free pick for Penn State vs Michigan State!
Penn State vs Michigan State 2020 College Basketball Lines & Game Info
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- When: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Breslin Center, East Lansing, MI
- TV: BTN
- ATS Odds: Michigan State -8 ½
- Over/Under Odds: 143 ½
Why the Penn State Nittany Lions are a good bet +8 ½?
The Nittany Lions are hot against the spread. Penn State has a 12-8-1 ATS record. In their last 4 games, they’ve gone 4-0 ATS. The Lions beat Ohio State and Michigan SU as dogs. They dominated the Buckeyes 90-76. The Wolverines didn’t stand a chance. Penn State pummeled Michigan 72-63. With 8 ½ points to work with, Penn State can cover on Tuesday night.
- Points/G: 76.9
- Field Goal %: 44.4
- 3-Point %: 32
- Free Throw %: 68
- Rebounds/G: 36
- Points/G: 66.7
- Field Goal %: 39
- 3-Point %: 32.9
- Free Throw %: 68
- Rebounds/G: 33.9
Why the Michigan State Spartans are a good bet -8 ½?
The Spartans aren’t a great road covering team. Luckily for them, this game takes place on their court. On their home court, MSU covers like it’s nobody’s business. The Spartans have covered 6 straight at the Breslin Center. This includes -9 or higher spreads against Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Sparty turns it on at home.
- Points/G: 76.5
- Field Goal %: 45.8
- 3-Point %: 35.1
- Free Throw %: 75.4
- Rebounds/G: 38.4
- Points/G: 62.6
- Field Goal %: 37.4
- 3-Point %: 27.3
- Free Throw %: 68.1
- Rebounds/G: 28.7
College Basketball Betting Trends for Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan State Spartans
- Nittany Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4
- Penn State is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win
- Nittany Lions are 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 on the road
- Under is 4-0 in Nittany Lions last 4 as a favorite
- Michigan State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss
- Spartans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games
- Michigan State is 48-23-1 ATS in their last 72 home games
- Under is 6-0-1 in Spartans last 7
Penn State vs Michigan State Final NCAAB Betting Analysis
Michigan State is a fantastic home covering team. The Spartans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11. Most of those covers happened at the Breslin Center. But although Michigan State looks like a good play, we can’t back them versus the Nittany Lions.
8 ½ are too many points. Penn State has an awesome ATS record in away games. They’re 10-4-2. Not only that but the Lions average close to 77 points per. They’re hot against the spread and have dominated since Jan. 18. Michigan State could pull out a win. They shouldn’t beat the Nittany Lions by 9.
NCAAB Free Pick: Penn State +8 ½