7 p.m. ET – Minnesota at Penn State (-5) O/U: 148
|Teams||Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Minnesota||+5 (-110)||+175||O 148 (-110)|
|Penn State||-5 (-110)||-210||U 148 (-110)|
The 13-12 Golden Gophers travel to University Park in State College, Pennsylvania to take on the 8-13 Nittany Lions on Wednesday night. Minnesota has lost five straight games and watched its NCAA tournament hopes most likely disappear over the past month. Most recently, last-place Nebraska took down the Golden Gophers, 78-74. Penn State has issues, too. The Nittany Lions fell to Purdue last Friday night 73-52 to close out the month of February with a 2-6 record.
The Golden Gophers are led by guard Marcus Carr who averages 20 points and five rebounds per game. Carr had a career-high 41 points at Nebraska, falling just one point shy of tying Minnesota’s single-game scoring record. And still his supporting cast was unable to help him secure what would have been Minnesota’s first road win of the season. A finger injury to guard Gabe Kalscheur and an ankle injury to center Liam Robbins have led to Minnesota’s demise following its 9-1 start to the season.
Penn State is led by guard Myreon Jone, who leads the team with 15.4 points per game. Jones has recorded double figures in each of the Nittany Lions’ last six games. Minnesota owns an 0-9 record away from home this season, with a 1-8 record against the spread. Penn State is 6-5 at home this season and that spells trouble for a Minnesota team that could not even beat Nebraska on the road. Not to mention that it is Senior Night for a veteran Nittany Lions’ team that will want to go out winners in the Bryce Jordan Center.
*Odds courtesy of MyBookie