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Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions 3/3/2020 Picks, Predictions and Preview

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Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions 3/3/2020 Picks, Predictions and Preview

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions 3/3/2020 – The Michigan State Spartans face the Penn State Nittany Lions looking to extend their winning run. NCAAB picks and parlays pick the Nittany Lions to halt the Spartans’ three-game winning streak despite coming off a loss. Penn State is coming off a lost to Iowa and are expected to spoil the Spartans Big Ten title aspirations.

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions 3/3/2020

When: Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
TV: ESPN
Stream: Sofascore

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions 3/3/2020

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Michigan State Spartans -2 (-115) 144 o (-105) -120
Penn State Nittany Lions +2 (-105) 144 u (-115) +100
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Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State Spartans are on a roll but pundits feel that streak will come to an end Tuesday. This is despite Michigan State’s good offensive game, averaging 75.7 points per contest. Cassius Winston is expected to lead the charge anew with Malik Hall backing him up. The Spartans are also doing well on defense, limiting opponents to just 64.4 points. Tightening up against the Nittany Lions could improve their chances of winning this match.

Players to watch: C. Winston G (28 GP 32.3 MIN 18.5 PTS 2.5 REB 5.8 AST 1.2 STL 0 BLK 3.3 TO 43.4 FG% 86.5 FT% 42.5 3PT%), X. Tillman Sr. F (29 GP 31.8 MIN 13.3 PTS 10.2 REB 3 AST 1.2 STL 2.1 BLK 1.9 TO 53.8 FG% 66.1 FT% 27.1 3PT%), A. Henry F (28 GP 28.9 MIN 9.9 PTS 4.5 REB 2.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 2.2 TO 43.8 FG% 71.7 FT% 34.5 3PT%).

Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State goes for its second win in five games and faces stiff competition against the Spartans. The Nittany Lions are doing well offensively with 75.4 points per game with Lamar Stevens at the helm. The defense is also not bad at 64.7 points per game. However, the Nittany Lions may want to step it up against a dangerous Spartans quintet.

Players to watch: L. Stevens F (29 GP 30.7 MIN 17.7 PTS 6.9 REB 2.1 AST 1.2 STL 1.2 BLK 2.6 TO 44.3 FG% 72.8 FT% 27.4 3PT%), M. Jones G (23 GP 29.2 MIN 13.7 PTS 2.9 REB 2.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.2 BLK 1.6 TO 45 FG% 77.6 FT% 40.3 3PT%), M. Watkins F (29 GP 20.9 MIN 9.6 PTS 7.6 REB 0.5 AST 0.8 STL 2.3 BLK 1.1 TO 54.7 FG% 54.3 FT% 0 3PT%).

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Predictions

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Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Michigan State’s last 14 games.
Spartans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Michigan State is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games against Penn State.
Spartans are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games on the road.

Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State’s last 5 games.
Nittany Lions are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State’s last 5 games against Michigan State.
Penn State is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home.

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Picks

The Nittany Lions loom as the odds-on-favorite by NCAA basketball lines. Their defense will be pivotal, aware that the Spartans will try to come out smoking. This game could go either way but the side that comes out with good offense and defense should prevail.

Moneyline: -120 is set for the Spartans and +100 is set for the Nittany Lions.

ATS: Look for the spread of -2 for Michigan State and +2 for Penn State  

Totals: Over 144 is out for the Spartans and under 144 is out for the Nittany Lions.

Score Prediction: 76-73, Penn State Nittany Lions.