Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Penn State Nittany Lions at Minnesota Golden Gophers

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Williams Arena)

MIN -3, O/U 145 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Minneapolis, MN on Wednesday for a game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in a matchup of teams from the Big Ten.  In their last game, Penn State was defeated by Wisconsin by the score of 58-49.  Lamar Stevens led the Nittany Lions in points in the game with 19 while shooting 7 of 17 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free throw line.  Stevens was also the leading rebounder for Penn State as he pulled in 13 boards with 2 coming offensively.  Stevens also led Penn State in assists on the night with 2 while playing a total of 39 minutes in the game against Wisconsin.

After the loss against Wisconsin, Penn State is now 12-4 on the season and 2-3 in conference play.  Lamar Stevens has led the Nittany Lions in points per game this season with 16.3.  Mike Watkins has been the leading rebounder on the year for Penn State as he has averaged 8.5 rebounds per game.  Myreon Jones is the leader in assists for Penn State as he has averaged 7.2 assists per game this year.

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers welcome the Penn State Nittany Lions to town on Wednesday after winning their last game by the score of 75-67 against #19 Michigan.  Daniel Oturu led the Golden Gophers in points in the game with 30 while shooting 13 of 18 from the field and 3 of 7 from the free throw line.  Oturu was also the leading rebounder for Minnesota as he pulled in 7 boards with 2 coming offensively.  Marcus Carr led the Golden Gophers in assists in the game with 12, while playing a total of 40 minutes. 

With the win against Michigan, Minnesota improved to 9-7 on the season and 3-3 in conference play.  Daniel Oturu has been the leading scorer this season for the Golden Gophers as he has averaged 19.9 points per game.  Oturu also leads Minnesota in rebounds per game with 11.9 including an average of 3.9 offensively.  Marcus Carr has been the leader in assists for the Golden Gophers this season as he has averaged 7.2 assists per game so far this year.    

The Penn State Nittany Lions have scored an average of 77.8 points per game this season while allowing 67.1 points per game.  The Minnesota Golden Gophers have scored 73.6 points per game this season while allowing 66.7 points per game.  In their last 5 games, the Nittany Lions are 3-2 but have lost 2 games in a row while the Golden Gophers are also 3-2.  Penn State is 1-4-1 against the spread in their last 6 games. Minnesota is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games. The total has gone over in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games against Penn State. Minnesota is 12-2 in their last 14 games when playing at home against Penn State.  Minnesota wins this one 74-70 and beats the spread.

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Travis’s Pick Minnesota Golden Gophers -3

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