Michigan Wolverines vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
NCAAB Basketball: Tuesday, February 12th 2019 8:30 PM EST TIME
The Michigan Wolverines are looking to keep their historic season going as they head into Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions. As for the Lions, they are looking for the upset win.
The Michigan Wolverines are looking to keep that impressive winning streak going as they come into this game off an impressive week that included huge wins against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Wisconsin Badgers. The Wolverines now come into this game with a 22-2 overall record and 11-2 in league play. At the moment they sit alone at the top of the conference as they are coming down to the final weeks of conference play. The Wolverines really hit their stride this season as they come into this game with holding a field goal percentage of 44.9%, points per game of 71.1 and having an insane Three-point field goal percentage of 35%. The reasons why the Wolverines also can stay in the game for awhile is they are committing only 9.4 turnovers per game.
— Michigan Men's Basketball (@umichbball) February 11, 2019
Staying on those three pointers talk, it is about sophomore forward Isaiah Livers who has hit 43.7 three-point percentage which is the best on Michigan’s team and the eighth best mark in the Big Ten. In their recent win against the ranked Badgers, Livers had four three pointers.
The Penn State Lions are looking for a rebound win here and it would be a much-needed win to climb back into conference play. The Lions nearly had a statement win in their last game as they fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes by the final score of 74-70 on Thursday night. I hope a lot of bettors jumped on the Lions spread as this was the fifth time in the last six meetings in the series that the game was decided by four points or less. In the loss, it was a successful day by Lamar Stevens who dropped 20 points. He would be joined by his fellow guard Josh Reaves who also dropped 20 points in the game too. If the Lions would of gotten off to a fast start, it could of been a different story. The Lions struggled early shooting under 30 percent for the first 7:30 of the game and Ohio State’s 26-5 run gave the Buckeyes a 15-point lead with 5:14 left in the first half.
Final score from Columbus:
— Penn State Men’s Basketball (@PennStateMBB) February 8, 2019
Some positive notes from the game, the Lions would tie their season-high total for steals with 12 as they manage to create turnovers and turn them into fast points. They also would outrebounded Ohio State 20-12 in the second half and had only 11 turnovers to the Buckeyes’ 18. Can the Lions rebound Tuesday?
- Nittany Lions are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win.
- Nittany Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Wolverines are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
It is going to be difficult for the Lions to have back to back good performances especially against the Wolverines here. The Wolverines are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings as well as 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Penn St..
Full-Game Total Pick
With the Wolverines and Lions three point shooting, expect this game to start off hot and stay hot. The Wolves will erase the small margin late in the game and cover. The Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Penn St as well as 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.