Game: College Basketball: Penn State v Michigan Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAB Betting Odds & Lines, Penn State vs Michigan Picks & Penn State vs Michigan Predictions
Date: Thursday, Jan 3, 2019
Start time: 7:00 PM EST, Crisler Center
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Michigan Wolverines Lines: -11 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 126½: – SPORTSBETTING
In a game from NCAA Basketball, we will see Penn State at Michigan.
Penn State is currently 7-6 on the year and 4-4 in the last 8 games. The team is averaging 70.4 points per game on 41.7 percent shooting while allowing 66.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Clearly, the Nittany Lions struggle offensively, however, against good opponents, things aren’t looking very well on defense, either. Lamar Stevens is the leading scorer with 18.8 points per game and 8.2 rebounds. Penn State has lost 3 of its last 4 road games.
The Michigan Wolverines are still one of the few teams left unbeaten. The Wolverines are averaging 73.2 points per game on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing just 55 points per game on 38.4 percent shooting. Ignas Brazdeikis is averaging 16.5 points and 1.2 assists while Charles Matthews is averaging 13.9 points and 5.2 rebounds. Michigan is very tough on defense and the team hasn’t lost a home game for the past year.
Penn State showed inconsistency in the early stages of the season and given the fact that they are abysmal on the road, I expect them to struggle in this one.