Sunday, January 10, 2016
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday, January 10, 2016. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Spartans come into this game with an overall record of 15-1 and a road record of 2-1. They are 9-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-10. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 10-6 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 8-7 and they are 8-6 against the spread.
Denzel Valentine comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spartans. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Bryn Forbes averages 14 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Michigan State. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Brandon Taylor averages 16.3 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Shep Garner averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Michigan State averages 79.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 47th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 33rd in the country. They average 43.7 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 131st with 12.4 per game. The Spartans allow 60.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the country. They force 9.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in the Division 1.
Penn State averages 67.6 points per game this year which ranks them 267th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 250th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 310th in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 9.6 assists per contest which ranks them 225th and 343rd respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 33rd with 10.9 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 78th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 85th and 304th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 108th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 86th place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in college basketball.
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-6 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 5-10 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-6 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-7 against the over/under
Michigan State Spartans Injuries
01/09/16 G Denzel Valentine Knee "?" Sunday vs. Penn State
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State
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