Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spartans v. Nittany Lions a Vegas preview

The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Michigan State Spartans square off today in East Lansing at 6:30pm EST on BTN.
The Spartans are favored in this contest (-14) with the over/under total at 124.5
Penn State was a 77-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs.
Last game Michigan State was a 64-54 winner at home against Michigan. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites.
Michigan State at a glance:
Team record: 18-5 SU, 14-7 ATS (SU = Straight Up, ATS = Against the Spread)
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games
MSU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home and 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Penn State. Overall the Spartans are 18-3 SU in their last 21 games.
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Ohio State are 6-4
After playing Michigan are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Next up:
Michigan State at Ohio State, Saturday, February 11
Check out the Spartan Daily Lines page for an in-depth look at the numbers.
Penn State at a glance:
Team record: 10-14 SU, 6-11-2 ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan State.
However, the total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 9 games on the road.
PSU is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Michigan State and it 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road.
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Nebraska are 0-1
After playing Iowa are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Next up:
Penn State home to Nebraska, Saturday, February 11

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