minnesota vs. Penn State prediction, odds: 2022 college basketball picks, Feb. 17 bets from proven model

Penn State (10-12) hosts Minnesota (12-11) in a Big Ten battle on Thursday afternoon. The Nittany Lions halted their three-game skid in their previous contest as they beat No. 19 Michigan State 62-58. The Golden Gophers have lost six of their last seven matchups and are coming off a 25-point loss to Ohio State.

Tip-off is at 4 p.m. ET from Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa. The Nittany Lions are favored by 5.5 points in the latest Minnesota vs. Penn State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 127.5. Before locking in any Minnesota vs. Penn State picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Minnesota vs. Penn State, and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Penn State vs. Minnesota:

  • minnesota vs. Penn State spread: Nittany Lions -5.5
  • minnesota vs. Penn State over under: 127.5 points
  • minnesota vs. Penn State money line: Golden Gophers +190, Nittany Lions -230
  • PSU: Nittany Lions are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games
  • MINN: Golden Gophers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss

Featured Game † Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Why Penn State can cover

Penn State is coming off an upset win over 19th ranked Michigan State as the Nittany Lions played a gritty game and forced the Spartans into some difficult shots. Michigan State shot 41 percent from the floor and 31 percent from three. There were three players who scored in double figures for Penn State with junior forward Seth Lundy leading the way.

Lundy dropped a team-high 17 points, five rebounds, and knocked down five 3-pointers. Senior forward John Harrar had a monster performance as he tallied 16 points, 16 rebounds, and shot 7-for-12 from the field. Senior guard Jalen Pickett added 10 points and four rebounds in the win. Penn State will look to have its momentum carry into this conference matchup.

Why Minnesota can cover

Sophomore forward Jamison Battle is averaging 16.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Battle has logged at least 20 points in eight games thus far. On Feb. 9 against Nebraska, the Minnesota native recorded a double-double as Battle had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and shot 5-for-9 from 3-point land.

Senior guard Payton Willis is putting up 16 points, five rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. Willis has been a reliable ball-handler for the Golden Gophers, dishing out at least five assists in 10 games. In the Feb. 12 contest against Penn State, the Arkansas native had 18 points, six rebounds, and 10 assists. Willis is also the best 3-point shooter on the team, connecting on 42 percent of his attempts from downtown.

How to make Minnesota vs. Penn State picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 136 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Minnesota vs. Penn State? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.

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