A Big Ten collision has the Michigan Wolverines (11-9) traveling to play the Penn State Nittany Lions (13-7) on Sunday. Michigan has dropped two of its past three matchups, falling 75-70 to No. 1 Purdue on Thursday. Likewise, Penn State has lost two of its last three outings. On Jan. 24, Rutgers knocked off the Nittany Lions 65-45.
Tip-off from the Bryce Jordan Center in Pennsylvania is set for 12 p.m. ET. The Nittany Lions are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Michigan vs. Penn State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 141. Before locking in any Penn State vs. Michigan picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Michigan vs. Penn State and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for Penn State vs. Michigan:
- Michigan vs. Penn State spread: Nittany Lions -3.5
- Michigan vs. Penn State over/under: 141 points
- Michigan vs. Penn State money line: Nittany Lions -170, Wolverines +143
- MICH: The Under is 4-1 in Wolverines' last five Sunday games
- PSU: The Nittany Lions are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight-up loss
- Michigan vs. Penn State picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Michigan can cover
Junior center Hunter Dickinson is a mobile and strong scoring threat from multiple spots on the floor. Dickinson can back opponents down with ease and owns a reliable mid-range jumper. The Virginia native also has long arms, defending the rim at a high rate, averaging 1.7 blocks a game. Dickinson ranks fourth in the Big Ten in both points (18.3) and rebounds (8.9). On Jan. 19, he amassed 19 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks.
Sophomore guard Kobe Bufkin is a quick and shifty scorer in the backcourt. Bufkin has been a good ball handler and is able to finish at the basket consistently. The Michigan native logs 12.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. On Jan. 15, Bufkin dropped 20 points, four rebounds, and three assists.
Why Penn State can cover
Senior guard Jalen Pickett is a patient and smart playmaker for the Nittany Lions. Pickett can run the offense while consistently creating his own shot throughout the contest. The New York native is seventh in the Big Ten in scoring (17.3) but first in assists (6.9). He's logged a double-double in two of his last three matchups. On Jan. 17, Pickett finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists.
Senior guard Seth Lundy brings good athleticism and versatility to the floor. Lundy is best when he's attacking off the dribble and getting into the lane. The New Jersey native owns a smooth perimeter jumper, shooting 42.5% from 3-point range on 5.6 attempts. Lundy is averaging 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
How to make Penn State vs. Michigan picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 144 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 70% of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Michigan vs. Penn State? And which side of the spread hits in over 70% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.