This may simply be unfortunate timing for Penn State Basketball as they take on a surging Michigan State team.
After a slow start out of the gate, the Spartans are looking to win their fifth straight game by handing Penn State their second Big Ten loss.
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This is the worst time to take on Michigan State, right as they are finding footing within the conference.
Mike Rhoades is already at a coaching disadvantage against Tom Izzo but catching the Spartans heating up adds an insurmountable element.
The road has not been kind to the Nittany Lions – losing all four of their contests. They’ve been blown out by double digits in three of four, and only have an upset win over Ohio State as a whole.
The Spartans are 4-5 to the UNDER at home, a that trend should continue tonight against the Nittany Lions.
Defending and slowing down PSU possessions will keep them at bay, where the Spartans should ultimately cover a 13-point spread.
The better play is sticking with the under as Penn State has struggled to keep up offensively on the road. Sparty is heating up but needs to remain consistent on the defensive end of the floor to make a run later this year.
Expect it to be lower scoring and the Nittany Lions to give a first half fight, ultimately falling once again on the road.
BetMGM currently has this total at 146.5 at -115, no other book has this total above 146.
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