Penn State vs Minnesota Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

Minnesota (17-11) vs Penn State (14-15)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 3:15 pm (Williams Arena)

Betting Odds: Minnesota -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Penn State Nittany Lions look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers need a win after losing 4 of their last 6 games. Here’s a Penn State Nittany Lions vs Minnesota Golden Gophers prediction.

Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Preview

The Penn State Nittany Lions recently beat Illinois and Indiana while losing to Iowa. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 75.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Kanye Clary is averaging 16.7 points and 2.8 assists, while Ace Baldwin Jr. is averaging 14.1 points and 2.3 rebounds. Qudus Wahab is dishing 0.5 assists and Nick Kern Jr. is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Penn State Nittany Lions are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.9 rebounds per game.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Preview

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are coming off losses to Nebraska and Illinois. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 76.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Dawson Garcia is averaging 17.8 points and 6.4 rebounds, while Cam Christie is averaging 11.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. Mike Mitchell Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Pharrel Payne is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Minnesota Golden Gophers prediction

The Penn State Nittany Lions aren't winning games much, but they can be a scrappy bunch at times and make things in interesting. Penn State is 6-3-1 ATS in its last 10 games. With that said, Minnesota is 24-4 ATS on the season and has a cover percentage of 85.7 percent. Both of those numbers make Minnesota the best cover team in college basketball, and it's not really close. That's why we're here, folks, to back teams that make us money. It doesn't get any better than the Minnesota Golden Gophers. I'll lay the points with Minnesota. 

Randy’s Pick Minnesota -6.5

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