Penn State takes on No. 19 Michigan State, aims to stop 3-game skid

Michigan State Spartans (18-6, 9-4 Big Ten) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (9-12, 4-9 Big Ten)

University Park, Pennsylvania; Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTS LINES LINE: Penn State -3; plus/minus is 129.5

BOTTOM LINE: Penn State heads into the game against No. 19 Michigan State as three-game losers.

The Nittany Lions are 7-4 in home games. Penn State ranks third in the Big Ten in limiting opponents’ scoring, allowing 65.9 points while holding opponents to 41.2 percent shooting.

The Spartans are 9-4 against Big Ten opponents. Michigan State is sixth in the Big Ten with 8.8 offensive rebounds per game led by Joey Hauser averaging 1.8.

The teams are meeting for the 10th time in conference this season. The Spartans won the final game 80-64 on December 11. Gabe Brown scored 15 points to help lead the Spartans to victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Seth Lundy is averaging 12.9 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Nittany Lions. Jalen Pickett is averaging 8.4 points in Penn State’s last 10 games.

Brown is averaging 12.3 points for the Spartans. Max Christie is averaging 0.8 3-pointers over Michigan State’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nittany Lions: 3-7, averaged 63.7 points, 33.3 rebounds, 11.2 assists, 5.0 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 41.4 percent since the ground. Their opponents are averaging 66.7 points per game.

Spartans: 6-4, averaged 70.2 points, 31.3 rebounds, 14.6 assists, 6.2 steals and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field. Their opponents average 67.5 points.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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