Against The Spread Pick
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are near desperate as they hope to find a way to sneak into the NCAA tourney in March. It won’t be an easy task, as they visit the red-hot 22nd ranked Nittany Lions. Penn State has been one of the Big Ten’s best as of late. Minnesota was able to get a strong and well-needed home win against Wisconsin in their previous game. The Nittany Lions win streak is up to five and they just upset Michigan State at the Breslin Center on Tuesday night. Minnesota has won six of the last 10 head-to-head meetings, but the two teams have split covering the spread at five apiece. Penn State’s last loss came against this very Minnesota team back in January. The Nittany Lions haven’t been able to overcome the Gophers in each of the last five meetings. The truly favors Minnesota’s chances, but with a red-hot Penn State returning home, they cannot be avoided. Take the Nittany Lions to cover seven-points at home.
Over Under Pick
The Gophers haven’t quite been up to par in scoring lately, but that hasn’t prevented them from combining with their opponent for 122-points total in two of their last three games. Penn State was able to take down Michigan State 75-70 on Tuesday, but they have had four straight games finish with under totals. The Gophers and Nittany Lions combined for a 144-point total in their first meeting this season. Neither team lacks confidence offensively, but taking the over here just isn’t the right call. Take the under 139.5.