Michigan State at Penn State 1/13/19 - NCAAB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:22 AM ET

The No. 6 ranked Michigan State Spartans visit Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania for a Big Ten showdown with the Penn State Nittany Lions. Michigan State improved to 14-2 on the season following its 77-59 win over Purdue on Tuesday. Cassius Winston led the Spartans with 23 points.

Penn State fell to 7-9 on the season following its 70-64 loss to Nebraska. The loss was Penn State’s third straight. Penn State missed 9 of its last 11 shots. Josh Reaves led the Nittany Lions with 20 points while Mike Watson grabbed 14 rebounds for Penn State. Cassius Winston leads the Spartans in scoring and assists with averages of 18.0 points and 7.4 assists per game. The leading rebounder is Kenny Goins with an average of 9.4 per game. Nick Ward is the second leading scorer with an average of 16.7 points per game. The Spartans are shooting 50.6% from the field and 39.8% from 3-point territory.

Lamar Stevens leads Penn State in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Josh Reaves is third in scoring and is the leader in assists with averages of 10.1 points and 3.2 assists per game. Penn State is shooting 41.1% from the field and 31.2% from 3-point territory.

Michigan is ranked in the top 10, while Penn State is playing below .500. The Spartans have covered the number in each of the last 5 overall, 4 of the last 5 played on the road and 24 of the last 34 versus as team with a losing record straight up. Final Score Prediction, Michigan State Spartans win and cover ATS 75-67.

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