|Game||Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Penn State Nittany Lions|
|Date & Time||Wednesday January 15, 2020, 9:00 PM (EST)|
Williams Arena Minneapolis, MN
MINN -3 Total 145
The Penn State Nittany Lions visit Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Wednesday for a Big Ten tilt with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Penn State fell to 12-4 overall and 2-3 in the Big Ten following its 58-49 loss on Saturday to the Wisconsin Badgers. Lamar Stevens led Penn State in the loss with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Izaiah Brockington added 15 points. The loss was the first at home for Penn State in its last 14 games.
Lamar Stevens is the leading scorer for Penn State with an average of 16.2 points per game, while Myreon Jones is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 13.8 points and 2.8 assists per game. Mike Watkins leads Penn State in rebounds with an average of 8.5 per game.
Minnesota improved to 9-7 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten following its 75-67 victory on Sunday over Michigan. Daniel Oturu was the leading scorer for Minnesota with 30 points. Oturu dominated the first half scoring 20 of his 30 points and then scored 6 quick points in the second half before hurting his shoulder and missing three minutes of action, but he returned to play .
Daniel Oturu is the leading scorer and rebounder for Minnesota with averages of 19.9 points and 11.9 rebounds per game. The second leading scorer and the leader in assists is Marcus Carr with averages of 15.9 points and 7.2 assists per game. Minnesota has three players averaging double-figures in scoring.
Recent Betting Trends
- Penn State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6
- The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Nittany Lions last 5 on the road
- Minnesota is 5-2 ATS in its last 7
- The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Golden Gophers last 7 versus Penn State
Both Penn State and Minnesota are having excellent seasons as the Big Ten schedule takes center stage and the big advantage in this game will be Minnesota playing on its home court. Minnesota has won each of its last 5 straight up at home and his won 12 of its last 14 on its home court versus Penn State. The Golden Gophers have covered the number in 9 of their last 13 this season. Final Score Prediction, Minnesota Golden Gophers win and cover ATS 78-71.