Michigan State vs Penn State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 9, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 9, 2021

The Penn State Nittany Lions visit the Michigan State Spartans after losing six straight road games. The Spartans are favored by  in the matchup, which tips at 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 9. The over/under in the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 9, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Michigan State Betting Information

  • Michigan State has managed to cover the spread in less than half its games this season, amassing a record of 3-10 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 3 points, the Spartans are 1-9 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • Only 6 of 13 Michigan State games this season (46.2%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Spartans beat Nebraska 66-56 but failed to cover the spread as 12.5-point favorites, while falling short of the 146 point total in their last outing on Saturday. Joshua Langford totaled a team-high 18 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Michigan State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Aaron Henry 16 14.0 5.8 3.6 1.5 1.4 0.9
Joey Hauser 16 10.5 7.1 1.7 0.4 0.2 1.3
Joshua Langford 15 9.9 2.3 1.7 0.4 0.2 1.7
Rocket Watts 16 8.7 1.6 3.1 0.0 0.0 1.0
Gabe Brown 13 7.4 2.1 0.5 0.7 0.5 1.4

Penn State Betting Information

  • With a 7-6 record ATS this season, the Nittany Lions have outplayed expectations.
  • The Nittany Lions only hold a 1-2 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 3-point underdog.
  • Penn State and its opponents have regularly been held under this season, only reaching the over in 46.2% (6) of their 13 games played.
  • The Nittany Lions defeated Maryland 55-50 in their last contest on Friday. Izaiah Brockington totaled a team-high 13 points to lead the team to victory. They covered the spread as 2.5-point favorites, and the teams combined to fall short of the 142.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Penn State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Myreon Jones 15 14.7 2.8 2.1 1.4 0.1 2.3
Izaiah Brockington 15 14.6 4.8 1.7 1.1 0.3 0.7
Seth Lundy 15 11.7 4.3 0.9 0.9 0.8 1.7
Sam Sessoms 14 9.5 1.7 1.9 1.4 0.1 1.0
John Harrar 15 8.7 8.3 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.0

Total Facts

  • Michigan State and its opponents have hit the over on Tuesday’s 143.5 total in nine out of 16 games (56.2%) this season.
  • In Penn State’s games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Tuesday’s matchup point total in nine out of 15 matchups (60%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 146.4 points per game, 2.9 points more than the point total of 143.5 for this contest.
  • The 145.7 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 2.2 more than the 143.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Spartans have seen a 143.6 average over/under in their games this season, 0.1 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 5.0 points fewer than the average over/under in Nittany Lions games this season (148.5 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/3/2020 Michigan State Penn State -2 146.5 -135 +111 Regular Season 79-71 MICHST
2/4/2020 Michigan State Michigan State -8.5 145.5 -435 +320 Regular Season 75-70 PENNST
1/13/2019 N/A Penn State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 71-56 MICHST

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