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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Minnesota Golden Gophers: Don Best Odds & Insights for 3/3/2021

The Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-12) visit the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-12) as 5.5-point underdogs after Marcus Carr scored 41 points in the Golden Gophers 78-74 loss to Nebraska. The game airs on BTN at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The matchup's point total is set at 148.

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Penn State vs Minnesota Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Penn State -5.5 -110 -110 148 -110 -110 -225 185

ATS Records for Penn State and Minnesota

Penn State and Minnesota Betting Information
ATS Record ATS Record Against 5.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Penn State 7-10-1 1-1 19-0
Minnesota 10-12-2 3-2 24-0

Penn State Leaders

  • Myreon Jones leads the Nittany Lions scoring 15.4 points per game.
  • John Harrar paces Penn State with 8.5 rebounds a game and Jamari Wheeler leads the squad with 3.4 assists per outing.
  • The Nittany Lions are paced by Jones from long distance -- he hits 2.4 shots from downtown per game.
  • Penn State's steals leader is Wheeler, who averages 1.9 per game. Seth Lundy leads the team averaging 0.7 blocks a game.

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Minnesota Leaders

  • Carr has the top spot on the Golden Gophers scoring and assist lists, tallying 20.0 points and 5.0 assists per game.
  • Liam Robbins' 6.6 rebounds per game paces Minnesota's rebounding effort. He also adds 11.7 points per game.
  • Carr makes more threes per game than any other member of the Golden Gophers, averaging 2.2 treys per game.
  • Nobody on Minnesota grabs more steals than Carr (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Robbins (2.7 per game).

Penn State vs Minnesota: Last 4 Meetings

Minnesota leads the past four matchups 3-1 over Penn State. The Golden Gophers have a 1-0-1 record against the spread in those contests with the Nittany Lions.

Penn State vs Minnesota (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/8/2020 Penn State -6 138.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 83-77 PSU
1/15/2020 Minnesota -2.5 143 -149 +120 Regular Season 75-69 MINN
3/14/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Conference Tournament 77-72 MINN
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-64 MINN

Points Insights

  • The 72.4 points the Nittany Lions average per game are only 1.1 fewer points than the Golden Gophers give up (73.5).
  • Penn State has a 4-0-1 record against the spread and a 6-5 record overall when scoring more than 73.5 points.
  • Minnesota has a 3-7-2 record against the spread and a 4-8 record overall when allowing more than 72.4 points.
  • The Golden Gophers score just 0.4 fewer points than the Nittany Lions give up (74.1).
  • When it scores more than 74.1 points, Minnesota is 9-0-1 against the spread and 11-0 overall.
  • Penn State's record is 2-8 overall and 2-6-1 against the spread when it allows more than 73.7 points to its opponents.
  • The Nittany Lions have a negative point differential on the season (-36 total points, -1.7 per game), while the Golden Gophers have scored only five more points than their opponents (0.2 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Nittany Lions and the Golden Gophers are similar rebounding teams, with the squads averaging and 33.9 and 34.8 rebounds per game, respectively.
  • The Golden Gophers are 6-2-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Nittany Lions are 2-6-1 when they lose the rebounding battle
  • The Nittany Lions and the Golden Gophers grab offensive rebounds at nearly the same rate (11 and 10.7 offensive rebounds per game, respectively).
  • The Nittany Lions are 5-7-1 against the spread when grabbing more boards than their opponents. The Golden Gophers are 7-3 when they trail in offensive rebounding.
  • Minnesota records an average rebounding margin of -3 rebounds per game. Penn State averages a stale mate on the boards, posting the same rebounding average as they allow.

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