Against The Spread Pick
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Michigan State Spartans face their biggest tests yet as the two clash at the Breslin Center. The Nittany Lions have won each of their last four games along with covering the spread in each game. The Spartans came up one-point short in their road visit to Madison, Wisconsin. They return home for just the second time in their last five games. MSU is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games. They are also 7-0 ATS in their last seven home games. Penn State has lost three-straight head-to-head meetings against Michigan State. The Nittany Lions like the rest of the Big Ten had had struggles on the road. The Spartans have taken big ten foes down at home all-season, and that home-court advantage is why backing them to cover 8.5 points is the right play.
Over Under Pick
Both teams have been quite reliable scorers this season, and they both share similar averages. The Spartans have been far better at scoring the ball when playing at home, then on the road. For Penn State, they haven’t scored more than 76 points in each of their last three games. Six of the Spartan’s last seven games have resulted in under totals. Likewise, the Nittany Lions have leaned towards the under in five of their last seven games. At a total of 143.5 taking the under is the logical choice here.