Michigan takes on Penn State looking to avenge an earlier loss in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The winner advances to play #4 seed Wisconsin. Get college basketball odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
Michigan (25-6, 12-6) started the season 20-1 and was almost a lock for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. They have gone 5-5 since that hot start with a disastrous loss at Penn State, who won just two conference games. The other five losses that the Wolverines suffered were against teams that are currently ranked in the top 25 (Indiana twice, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State). Player of the year candidate Trey Burke leads Michigan with a more than solid supporting cast. Michigan definitely has their eyes set on a possible conference championship along with a Final Four run this month.
Penn State’s (10-20, 2-16) highlight of the year was without a doubt their come from behind victory against the Wolverines on their home floor. Besides that, it is has been a real struggle for the Nittany Lions who won just one other conference game, on the road at Northwestern. Despite their struggles, Penn State was a buzzer beater away from pushing Wisconsin to overtime and finishing the season out with three wins in their last four games.
In rare good news, Penn State is 14-12 ATS and 10-8 in conference games. Coming off a loss, PSU is 10-7. This shows the lack of respect Penn State has received throughout the season. Michigan, a heavy favorite, is 14-15-1 ATS and 6-11-1 in conference games. Coming off a loss, Michigan is just 1-4.
This game is almost a no-brainer in this type of situation. Michigan will absolutely not lose this game; they are too good and won’t drop a game in tournament time to a team like Penn State to take the Wolverines Click Here.