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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines 01/22/2020 Picks, Predictions and Previews
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Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines 01/22/2020 – The Michigan Wolverines have suffered back-to-back defeats and hopes to avoid a losing streak when they face the Penn State Nittany Lions next on their schedule. This game will happen on Thursday, January 22 at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Big Ten Network will televise the game live at 7 pm Eastern Time and SofaScore will feature the live stream. NCAAB Point Spread Picks have the Wolverines prevailing at home over the Lions.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines 01/22/2020
Penn State Nittany Lions
After three consecutive losses, the Penn State Nittany Lions managed to pull a victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes. Lamar Stevens led the charge with 24 points while Myreon Jones chipped in with a 20-point night as well. Seth Lundy finished with 12 points, five rebounds and three triples while Myles Dread also contributed in double-digits with 10 points. This was a good bounce-back win for them that regained their confidence as they prevailed by 14 points. Heading to the Wolverine’s lair, it will be a tough night for them but expect the Lions to fight hard after a momentum-building win.
Players to watch: L. Stevens F (18 GP 29 MIN 16.6 PTS 6.9 REB 2.3 AST 1.2 STL 1.3 BLK 2.7 TO 45.9 FG% 74 FT% 25.5 3P%), M. Jones G (18 GP 29.8 MIN 14.2 PTS 2.9 REB 2.8 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 1.6 TO 44.8 FG% 83.3 FT% 39.8 3P%), M. Watkins F (18 GP 22.3 MIN 10.1 PTS 8.1 REB 0.6 AST 1.1 STL 3.1 BLK 1.4 TO 61.1 FG% 52.8 FT% 0 3P%).
The Michigan Wolverines dropped both of their games on the road against the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the latest was with the Iowa Hawkeyes. In that seven-point loss against Iowa, Eli Brooks led the scoring charge with 25 points along with four rebounds and two steals. Franze Wagner also had a good game with 18 points, five rebounds and four assists. Jon Teske is trying to increase his NBA draft stock as he made 14 points and seven assists while David Dejulius came off the bench with 10 points, four rebounds and four assists. Everything but the win here but in order to prevail over the Lions, they need Zavier Simpson to come up with a stronger game.
Players to watch: J. Teske C (17 GP 27.9 MIN 14.3 PTS 7.6 REB 1.2 AST 1.2 STL 2.1 BLK 1.5 TO 55.6 FG% 70.7 FT% 30.8 3P%), Z. Simpson G (17 GP 33.2 MIN 12.2 PTS 4.3 REB 8.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 3.3 TO 49.7 FG% 60.5 FT% 33.3 3P%), E. Brooks G (17 GP 32.2 MIN 11.2 PTS 3.1 REB 2.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 1.5 TO 43 FG% 65.4 FT% 39.7 3P%).
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines Betting Predictions
Penn State Nittany Lions
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State’s last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan’s last 5 games.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines Betting Picks
Being on their own court makes the Wolverines the much-favored team by Online Betting and the Lions will go back to the drawing boards. Jon Teske is expected to go in the second round in the upcoming NBA draft and now he looks to improve on the expectations as he already owns an NBA type of body.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Lions is +189 for this game while the Wolverines are at -225 in their home court.
Spread: It is four points across the spread for both teams with Michigan owning the -4 while the Lions are at +4.
Total: The total handed to this game is 147.5 with the Lions going over while the Wolverines are under.
Score Prediction: 76-70, Wolverines win.