Minnesota Gophers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Free NCAA Basketball Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 3/12/2014
Thursday, March 13, 6:30 PM on ESP2, ESP3
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
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The Penn State Nittany Lions will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Thursday in a first round matchup in the Big Ten Conference Tournament. Just a few days ago these two met up where the Golden Gophers rolled the Nittany Lions by almost 20 with a final of 81-63. DeAndre Mathieu led the way for the Golden Gophers with 16 points, three rebounds, six assists and three steals. He got help from Maurice Walker with 16 points, four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block in a game the Gophers needed to keep their NCAA bid alive.
D.J. Newbill led the Nittany Lions with 24 points, a rebound and a steal. 15 of those points came in the second half but it wasn't enough to overcome the deficit. Tim Frazier chipped in with 14 points, three rebounds and two assists.
The Gophers jumped out to a 23-3 lead in this one and it was all Minnesota from there. The score was 38-24 at halftime. In the second half, the Golden Gophers came out firing and built the lead to 51-26 at one point. Penn State dwindled the lead down to nine but Minnesota stepped on the gas and hit clutch free throws down the stretch to finish out a perfect senior night for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Penn State is 4-5-1 ATS over their last 10 against Minnesota
The over is 7-3 in these 10 games
Penn State is 5-5 ATS over their last 10 games
Minnesota is 5-4-1 ATS over their last 10 games
Injuries to Watch
No injuries to report at this time
02/28/14 F Oto Osenieks Knee out indefinitely
02/19/14 G Wally Ellenson Personal has left team
Over their last 10 head-to-head games, Minnesota has won against the spread five of 10 times and covered in four straight. The Golden Gophers are 5-4-1 ATS over their last 10 games overall.
Penn State is 5-5 ATS but have covered in three of their last four.
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