In a Big Ten affair on Wednesday – the Penn State Nittany lions will host the Michigan Wolverines. The Michigan Wolverines come into the week ranked 17th in the most Associated Press poll. The Wolverines are 22-7 on the season and 11-5 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines appear to be safe to get to the NCAA Tournament, as they are fourth in the Big Ten.
The Penn State Nittany Lions could use a big win like this. The Nittany Lions are 19-10 on the season and have won 9 out of 16 games in Big Ten play. The Nittany Lions are coming off a three point loss on the road at Purdue in their last game. The Michigan Wolverines are a small favorite in this game. Michigan is listed at -3 over Penn State in Big Ten Basketball on Wednesday.
Nittany Lions Need More Wins
The Penn State Nittany Lions would love to finish strong down the stretch. The Nittany Lions had a four game winning streak before their road loss at Purdue. The Nittany Lions will finish the season on the road at Nebraska. Penn State comes into the game ranked 114th in College Basketball in scoring with 76.1 points per game.
The top scorer for Penn State this season has been Tony Carr. Carr is scoring nearly 20 points per game. The second highest scorer for the Nittany Lions this season has been Lamar Stevens with 15.1 points per game. Mike Watkins has had a solid season as well for the Nittany Lions with 12.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
Wolverines Looking to Get Improve Resume
The Michigan Wolverines have won three in a row and 5 out out of their last 6 games. The Wolverines are coming off an emotional 12 point win at home over Ohio State. The Wolverines are scoring 74 points per game, which ranks 178th in the country. The Wolverines are 11th in the country defensively, as they are allowing 63.5 points per game.
The Wolverines are done at home, as they will go to Maryland in their next game. The Wolverines need to work on their rebounding, as they are grabbing just 33 per game, which is not in the Top 300 in all of College Basketball.
Michigan Tops Penn State
This should be an interesting game, as the Penn State Nittany Lions are desperate for a resume win to launch them into the NCAA Tournament. Michigan is going to keep playing hard, as they want to improve upon their seeding in the tournament. Michigan is a great scoring team, and Penn State is going to have a tough time defending them. When you are betting on this College Basketball game in the Big Ten on Wednesday – take the Michigan Wolverines -4 over the Penn State Nittany Lions.