Against the Spread Pick
The Spartans have been finding themselves over the last few weeks. I am not sure this team is a real title contender but at the same time, I am not sure there is a team they can’t beat. They were impressive in getting revenge by winning at Maryland. Cassius Winson might be an All-American but this team’s fortunes are more tied to forward Xavier Tillman. When he is playing well the team does too. They might be peaking at the right time. Penn State has not finished a regular season with less than double-digit losses in a long time but they have a chance to do that this season. They beat Michigan State on the road, by 5, and then have Northwestern on the road so I would be willing to bet on it. This is the tougher of the two games for sure. When they won at the Breslin Center they got amazing shooting from Myreon Jones who made 6 threes. He is a real difference-maker. I like the home side here.
Over Under Pick
The win at MSU was 75-70. That sounds a little high scoring but it actually was an under. Both teams have played more unders on the season. That is just by a few but that is where I am leaning here. This one is an important game for both teams and I expect they will be a little tight early. Take the under.