Penn State vs Minnesota: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 3, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 3, 2021

Marcus Carr leads the Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-12) into a matchup with the Penn State Nittany Lions (9-12) after scoring 41 points in a 78-74 loss to Nebraska. The Golden Gophers are  underdogs in the matchup on Wednesday, March 3, which tips off at 7:00 PM ET on BTN. The matchup has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 3, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Penn State Betting Information

  • Penn State is under .500 against the spread this season with a record of 9-10
  • The Nittany Lions have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 4.5 points, going 1-4 this season.
  • Only 8 of 19 Penn State games this season (42.1%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • The Nittany Lions lost 73-52 to Purdue in their last outing on Friday. Myreon Jones put up a team-high 11 points in the loss. They were favored by 1.5 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to go under the 139 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 21 15.4 2.7 1.9 1.4 0.1 2.4
Izaiah Brockington 21 13.0 4.5 1.9 1.0 0.3 0.5
Seth Lundy 21 9.6 3.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 1.5
John Harrar 21 9.0 8.5 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.0
Myles Dread 19 8.1 2.1 1.1 0.7 0.3 2.2

Minnesota Betting Information

  • With a 9-13-1 record ATS, Minnesota has not routinely covered the spread this season.
  • For the ninth time this season, the Golden Gophers are at least a 4.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 3-4-1 against the spread.
  • 47.8% of Minnesota’s 23 games this season have topped the over/under.
  • The Golden Gophers lost 78-74 to Nebraska in their last outing on Saturday. Carr scored a team-high 41 points in the loss. They were 2.5-point favorites and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to go over the 145.5 point total.

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

Minnesota Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marcus Carr 25 20.0 3.9 5.0 1.3 0.1 2.2
Liam Robbins 23 11.7 6.6 1.1 0.7 2.7 0.7
Gabe Kalscheur 21 9.2 2.9 1.8 0.8 0.1 1.3
Brandon Johnson 24 9.0 6.1 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.5
Jamal Mashburn, Jr. 25 7.6 1.4 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.8

Total Facts

  • Penn State and its opponents have hit the over on Wednesday’s 148 total in 10 out of 21 games (47.6%) this year.
  • In Minnesota’s games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Wednesday’s matchup point total in 12 out of 25 matchups (48%).
  • The Nittany Lions average 72.4 points per game against the Golden Gophers’ 73.7, totaling 1.9 points under the matchup’s total of 148.
  • These two teams give up a combined 147.6 points per game, 0.4 points less than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season the average total for Nittany Lions games is 146.5 points, 1.5 fewer than the over/under of 148 points for this contest.
  • Golden Gophers games have an over/under of 147.2 points this season, 0.8 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/8/2020 Penn State Penn State -6 138.5 N/A N/A Regular Season 83-77 PENNST
1/15/2020 Minnesota Minnesota -2.5 143 -149 +120 Regular Season 75-69 MINN
3/14/2019 N/A Neutral Court N/A N/A N/A N/A Conference Tournament 77-72 MINN
1/19/2019 N/A Minnesota N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-64 MINN

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