Penn State vs Michigan State Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State -9
The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Breslin Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 9 point favorites.
Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 76.9 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. Michigan State has an overall mark of 16-6. They are averaging 76.5 points per contest and giving up 62.6, which is a point differential of 13.9.
Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 13-8-0 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-11-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 9-12-1 against the over/under
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/19/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out for season
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
01/24/20 G Brock Washington Suspension is out indefinitely
Myreon Jones averages 13.8 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Lamar Stevens comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Xavier Tillman averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Cassius Winston averages 18.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 31st and 172nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 292nd, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 116th place in the NCAA. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in the nation. Penn State averages 76.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 52nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 138th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 248th in D-1. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 35th and 83rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 292nd with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans surrender 62.6 points per contest, which ranks them 32nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 196th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest, and 63rd with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 22nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game. Michigan State is 59th in the country with 76.5 points per game this year. They are 72nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 94th in the nation. They are 5th in the country in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 18.6. The Spartans are 240th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Nittany Lions are 85th in the nation in offensive rating with 106. In terms of pace they are 51st in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 140th. As a team they are 165th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 125th in Division 1. Penn State is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 257th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 109.8, which is ranked 31st. They are 172nd in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 73rd. As a unit they are 57th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 193rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Penn State/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -9
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