Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan Wolverines Free Prediction 01/22/20

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It will be a showdown between two sensational offenses when the Michigan Wolverines (11-6, 2-4 Big 10) square off against the Penn State Nittany Lions (13-5, 3-4 Big 10) at Crisler Center. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Michigan Wolverines Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Wolverines fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes, 90-83, while the Nittany Lions beat the 21st-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, 90-76.

Penn State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 13.1 (better than their season average of 14.5) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.620 (above their season average of 0.503). Ohio State was 16.3 and 0.509, respectively, for those same stats. Michigan, on the other hand, forced Iowa into a turnover percentage of 18.5 (above their season average of 14.4). Eli Brooks played well for Michigan, recording 25 points. Penn State received a boost from Lamar Stevens, who contributed 24 points.

This series was highly competitive last year. Each won one of the two games played against each other last season. The Nittany Lions won the last game 75-69. Penn State out-rebounded Michigan. The Nittany Lions had 12 offensive rebounds and 35 total rebounds, while the Wolverines had four and 25, respectively. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

This showdown pits one of the country’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Michigan ranks 18th in effective field goal percentage (0.551) and Penn State is 52nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.454). Also, the Nittany Lions rank 39th in turnover percentage (16.8 percent), while the Wolverines rank 327th in opponents’ turnover percentage (16.8 percent).

Penn State vs. Michigan Free Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Michigan, ATS Winner – Michigan, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Penn State ranks 29th in steals per game (8.6) while Michigan ranks 171st (5.6).
  • The Wolverines rank 10th in three pointers allowed per game (16.2) while the Nittany Lions rank 92nd (20.7).
  • Michigan ranks 28th in blocks per game (4.8) while Penn State ranks 61st in blocks allowed per game (2.9).
  • The Nittany Lions average 39.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 42nd in the country. The Wolverines rank 175th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
  • Michigan ranks 18th in assists per game (16.3) while Penn State ranks 101st in assists allowed per game (12.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Nittany Lions have scored an average of 71.6 points per game (6.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.4 points per game (5.4 above their season average).
  • The Wolverines have been outscored by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Michigan has defeated opponents by an average of 8.4 points.