Michigan at Penn State 2/12/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Michigan Wolverines vs. Penn St. Nittany Lions
NCAAB: 8:30 PM EST
Feb. 12, 2019
On Tuesday, the No. 7 ranked Michigan Wolverines visit Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania to play the Penn State Nittany Lions. Michigan improved to 22-2 on the season following its 61-52 defeat of Wisconsin on Saturday. The Wolverines were led by Jon Teske with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Teske contained Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ holding the star to 4 second half points.
Penn State continued its disappointing season falling to 8-15 after a 74-70 loss on the road to Ohio State. The Nittany Lions lead by one point 70-69 with 1:30 remaining, but Ohio State took the lead for good just seconds later. Lamar Stevens and Josh Reaves led the Nittany Lions in the loss with 20 points each.
Ignas Brazdeikis is the leading scorer and second leading rebounder with averages of 15.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. The leading rebounder is Jon Teske with an average of 6.6 per game, while Zavier Simpson leads the Wolverines in assists with an average of 6.0 per game. Michigan is shooting 44.9% from the field and 34.6% from 3-point territory.
Lamar Stevens leads Penn State in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Josh Reaves is third in scoring and is the leader in assists with averages of 10.2 points and 3.3 assists per game. Penn State is shooting 40.8% from the field and 31.5% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Wolverines last 7
Penn State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 at home
The UNDER has cashed in 15 of the Nittany Lions last 22
Free Betting Pick: Michigan Wolverines -7
Michigan won and covered against Penn State earlier this season at home 68-55. The Wolverines have covered the number in 6 of the last 8 versus Penn State and 5 of the last 7 on the road against the Nittany Lions. Penn State has had its problems at home failing to cover the number in each of the last 5. Final Score Prediction, Michigan Wolverines win and cover ATS 66-54.