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Penn State vs Michigan State Basketball Picks 2-14-24

Michigan State Spartans (15-9) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (12-12)
February 14, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions +4.5; Over/Under: 145.5
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The Michigan State Spartans and Penn State Nittany Lions face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Bryce Jordan Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Michigan State vs Penn State prediction.

Michigan State Has Been Inconsistent

Michigan State has been inconsistent heading into this game and they need the good Spartans team to show up here. Michigan State two games ago lost to Minnesota by three points, but in the last game against Illinois they were able to secure the 88-80 victory. AJ Hoggard did have a strong game putting up 23 points, five assists, and two rebounds. Michigan State is averaging 75.1 points while their defense is giving up 65.6 points per game. Tyson Walker is averaging 19 points while shooting 46.5 percent from the field. Michigan State will meet Michigan and Iowa after this one.

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Penn State Has Won Two of Three

Penn State had won two games in a row before they were knocked off in the last game. Penn State scored only 63 points in the last game and that led to the five point defeat by Northwestern. Penn State on the season is averaging 76 points while their defense is giving up 73.3 points per game. Kanye Clary had a strong game putting up putting up 17.1 points while shooting 46.1 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from behind the three point line. In this game the defense is going to need to step up. 

Michigan State vs Penn State Betting Prediction

Michigan State has been inconsistent heading into this game but they are going to find success here. The Michigan State defense has been good this season and they are giving up only 65.6 points per game. Michigan State is going to have a strong offensive game in the last game and that is going to be the difference as MIchigan State is going to get the job done. Back Michigan State against the spread. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: MIchigan State -4.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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