Sunday’s College Basketball Betting Previews: Michigan State-Penn State, UCLA-Oregon State
Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Penn State Nittany Lions forward Mike Watkins (24), Michigan State Spartans forward Nick Ward (44).
With the NFL divisional round continuing to unravel, college basketball doesn’t slow down, either.
No. 2 Michigan State represents one of the two ranked teams in action, traveling to Penn State. Later on, Oregon State and UCLA tangle for a massive Pac-12 showdown.
Where’s the value in these contests? Let’s break them down.
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Betting Odds: Michigan State Spartans at Penn State Nittany Lions
- Spread: Michigan State -8
- Over/Under: 141
- Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS
The Spartans (12-4 against the spread) are not only expected to be without sharpshooter Joshua Langford (ankle) for the fourth straight game, but wing Kyle Ahrens is questionable (back) as well.
Neither have made a major dent on the glass, which is how the Nittany Lions (6-10 ATS) stayed competitive in a six-point loss at Nebraska, producing 21 offensive rebounds.
Michigan State boasts the size to go toe-to-toe with Penn State’s frontcourt, though, generating the 19th-highest offensive rebounding rate and 64th-highest defensive rebounding percentage in the country.