Michigan at Penn State
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 12, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)|
Bryce Jordan Center
University Park, Pennsylvania
The Line: Penn State +7 -- Over/Under: 128.5
The Michigan Wolverines and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Bryce Jordan Center.
The Michigan Wolverines look for another victory after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 70.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 57.1 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 15 points and one assist while Jordan Poole is averaging 12.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Charles Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Zavier Simpson is dishing six assists. The Michigan Wolverines are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.7 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan Wolverines are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Michigan Wolverines have won five of their last seven road games.
The Penn State Nittany Lions could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 68.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Lamar Stevens is averaging 18.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Rasir Bolton is averaging 12 points and 1.6 assists. Josh Reaves is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Dread is dishing 1.2 assists. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game. The Penn State Nittany Lions have lost their last five home games.
The Wolverines are 36-15-1 ATS in their last 52 vs. Big Ten, 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Wolverines are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Penn St and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 15-7 in Nittany Lions last 22 overall. The under is 6-1 in Wolverines last 7 overall.
Michigan just beat Penn State a little over a month ago by 13 points, a game in which the Wolverines allowed just 42.1 percent shooting and forced 17 turnovers. The Penn State Nittany Lions simply don't have the offensive firepower to compete with the top teams in the Big Ten, as they're shooting just 41.4 percent from the field at home and 39.6 percent from the field in their last five games. The Michigan Wolverines are winning games on the road by an average of seven points and are 6-3 ATS on the road this season. I have to lay the chalk, as I have no confidence Penn State can make enough shots to make this game interesting.