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Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions: Don Best Odds & Insights for 2/9/2021

The Penn State Nittany Lions (7-8) are 4-point underdogs as they try to end a six-game road losing streak when they square off against the Michigan State Spartans (9-7) on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Breslin Center. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN2. The over/under is 145.5 in the matchup.

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Betting Information

Michigan State vs Penn State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Michigan State -4 -110 -110 145.5 -110 -110 -185 155

ATS Records for Michigan State and Penn State

Michigan State and Penn State Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 4+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Michigan State 8-6 4-3 16-0
Penn State 6-6-1 1-0 13-0

Michigan State Leaders

  • Aaron Henry leads the Spartans in scoring (14.0 points per game) and assisting (3.6 assists per game).
  • Michigan State is led in rebounds by Joey Hauser's 7.1 per game.
  • Joshua Langford hits 1.7 three-pointers per game, the top mark for the Spartans.
  • Michigan State's steals leader is Henry, who collects 1.5 per game. Marcus Bingham Jr. leads the team averaging 1.4 blocks an outing.

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Penn State Leaders

  • The Nittany Lions leader in scoring is Myreon Jones with 14.7 points per game. He also adds 2.8 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per game.
  • The Nittany Lions leaders in rebounds and assists are John Harrar (8.3 rebounds per game) and Jamari Wheeler (3.4 assists per game).
  • Jones leads the Nittany Lions in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Wheeler is at the top of Penn State's steals hierarchy with 1.7 steals per game and Seth Lundy leads the squad in blocks with 0.8 per game.

Michigan State vs Penn State: Last 3 Meetings

The Spartans are 2-1 against the Nittany Lions in the last three meetings between the two teams. Neither team has an advantage against the spread in those head-to-head meetings. The Spartans and the Nittany Lions have a 1-1 ATS record.

Michigan State vs Penn State (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/3/2020 Michigan State -2 146.5 -135 +111 Regular Season 79-71 MSU
2/4/2020 Michigan State -8.5 145.5 -435 +320 Regular Season 75-70 PSU
1/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-56 MSU

Points Insights

  • The Spartans average just 2.1 fewer points per game (72.2) than the Nittany Lions allow (74.3).
  • Michigan State has a 7-2 record overall and a 6-0 record against the spread when scoring more than 74.3 points.
  • Penn State is 1-4-1 against the spread and 1-6 overall when allowing more than 72.2 points.
  • The Nittany Lions put up an average of 74.2 points per game, just 2.8 more points than the 71.4 the Spartans give up.
  • Penn State is 6-5 overall and 5-0-1 against the spread in games it scores more than 71.4 points.
  • Michigan State's record is 3-5 overall and 2-6 against the spread when it allows more than 74.2 points to its opponents.
  • The Spartans have scored only 13 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 0.8 per game), while the Nittany Lions have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by one total point, -0.1 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Spartans and the Nittany Lions rebound at around the same clip, with the teams averaging and 37.6 and 34.3 boards per game, respectively.
  • Michigan State is 7-3 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. Penn State is 1-4-1 when they lose the rebounding battle.
  • The Spartans and the Nittany Lions grab offensive rebounds at nearly the same rate (10.9 and 11.3 offensive rebounds per game, respectively).
  • The Nittany Lions are 5-4-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Spartans are 3-1 when they trail in offensive rebounds.
  • Both teams thrive on the boards. Michigan State records an average rebounding margin of +five rebounds per game. Penn State averages a margin of +0.7 rebounds.

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