Penn State vs Michigan State 2020 College Basketball Lines & Game Info

Written by on February 4, 2020

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

  • 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.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 76.9
  • Field Goal %: 44.4
  • 3-Point %: 32
  • Free Throw %: 68
  • Rebounds/G: 36
Defense:
  • 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.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 76.5
  • Field Goal %: 45.8
  • 3-Point %: 35.1
  • Free Throw %: 75.4
  • Rebounds/G: 38.4
Defense:
  • 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

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