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Penn State Looks to Stay Hot in Final Regular Season Game

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The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-0 SU and 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games. The Nittany Lions can end their regular season on a high note with a win at home over the Michigan State Spartans.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone OVER in five of Michigan State's last six games against Penn State.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of Penn State's last eight games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • Penn State is 7-1 SU in its last eight games at home against teams with losing records.

After averaging less than 24 points per game in 2014 and 2015, Penn State's offense has exploded this season with 35.8 points per game. With a pair of sophomores in quarterback Trace McSorley and running back Saquon Barkley enjoying breakout seasons, the future looks as bright as the present for the Nittany Lions. Penn State is 6-0 ATS in its last six games against Big Ten opponents.

Michigan State is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games on the road against teams with winning records. The Spartans have been awful this season with a 3-8 SU and 4-7 ATS record, but in three games as an underdog the team is a perfect 3-0 ATS. The team pushed Ohio State to the brink last week as a 20-point underdog in a 17-16 home loss.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Penn State Nittany Lions pegged as -13.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 35-25 win for the Nittany Lions on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Penn State Nittany Lions have seen them go 9-2 and 7-3-1 ATS so far this season, while the Michigan State Spartans are at 3-8 and 4-7 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Michigan State Spartans are 4-7, while the Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Michigan State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Penn State Nittany Lions) and the No. 77 (Michigan State Spartans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Penn State Nittany Lions No. 30-ranked offense (35.82 PPG) against a Michigan State Spartans defense that ranks No. 54 at 26.18 PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions passing attack has averaged 238.73 yards per game, more than the Michigan State Spartans give up through the air (189.82 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Michigan State Spartans own the league's No. 41-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 156 yards per game when on the road. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 47 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Michigan State got a 160-yard performance from LJ Scott, but Ohio State prevailed 17-16.

Penn StateÆs defense kept the Scarlet Knights off the scoreboard last time out in a 39-0 win at High Point Solutions Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Michigan State is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Michigan State's last 13 games
  • Michigan State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Penn State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Penn State's last 15 games
  • Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

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