Penn State vs Michigan State - Spartans Looking For Revenge

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 5:01 PM GMT

Michigan State takes to the tournament floor for the first time looking to add to its Big Ten best total of five conference tourney wins. Can the Spartans avenge a regular season loss to Penn State?

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan State Spartans

BetOnline beat everyone to the punch by making Michigan State 5 point chalk with 137 for the total.

Penn State (15-17 SU, 16-13 ATS) needed five extra minutes to advance past Nebraska on Wednesday, the 76-67 win in overtime stopping a 5-game skid. The Nittany Lions upset the Spartans in January, the contest played in Philadelphia where PSU was a 5½ point underdog.

We'll see how much that tough early schedule prepared Michigan State (18-13 SU, 16-14 ATS) for this time of year. The Spartans also closed with a fairly tough Big Ten slate and didn't look too good in a lopsided loss at Purdue plus close setbacks on the road at Illinois and Maryland. Still, this is the time Tom Izzo and his guys shine, so I'm laying the points for my free college basketball pick.

Free NCAAB Pick: Michigan State -5.5

Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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