Penn State vs. Michigan - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (16-5) at Penn State Nittany Lions (11-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions +11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Michigan Wolverines face off on Saturday in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-10 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Penn State is averaging 65.7 points per game and they are shooting 41.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Brandon Taylor leads PSU averaging 16 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Shep Garner is averaging 13.5 points, Payton banks is averaging 10.7 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Josh Reaves is averaging 6.4 points. Penn State is 7-3 at home 2-6 in the Big Ten.
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The Michigan Wolverines are 16-5 this season and they have won their last three games. Michigan is averaging 77.3 points per game and they are shooting 48.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Caris LeVert leads the Wolverines averaging 17.6 points and 5.4 rebounds but he has missed several games. Duncan Robinson is averaging 12.6 points, Derrick Watson Jr. is averaging 11.9 points and 5.7 rebounds, and Zak Irvin is averaging 10.1 points. Michigan is 3-3 on the road and 6-2 in Big Ten.
Penn State is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 against the spread after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game. Michigan is 5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This is way too many points even on a neutral court so my play here is Penn State.