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Michigan Struggling at Penn State

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Michigan has perennially beaten up on Penn State, with the Wolverines posting a 10-4 SU record in their past 14 against each other, but they have faltered when visiting the Nittany Lions. Michigan is 0-3 SU and ATS in their past three games at Beaver Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • Penn State is 11-3 SU in their last 14 games after losing as a favorite.
  • Michigan is 4-0 SU in their past four following an ATS loss.
  • Christian Hackenberg threw an interception last week for the first time in six games.

It was not pretty last week for Michigan, but they managed to win a double-overtime game against the upset-minded Indiana Hoosiers. Senior quarterback Jake Rudock threw a career high 440 yards and six touchdowns in the game.

Penn State has a pretty good record this season, but have yet to win an impressive game in hindsight. The Lions could change that as they face Michigan and Michigan State in their final two games, with a win sure to get them lots of attention.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Penn State Nittany Lions pegged as 5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 32-25 win for the Wolverines. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Michigan Wolverines vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Penn State battles the Michigan Wolverines, currently with a 8-2 mark (5-5 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-7 for the Nittany Lions and 5-5 for the Michigan Wolverines. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Michigan injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 49 (Penn State Nittany Lions) and the No. 7 (Michigan Wolverines) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Penn State's No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 25.2 PPG, against a Michigan defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 14.8 PPG. The Penn State aerial game is averaging 207.4 yards per game, more than the Michigan Wolverines secondary allows through the air, 165.3 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Michigan Wolverines feature the league's No. 45-rated road run defense, allowing 152.25 yards per game. Penn State, meanwhile, ranks No. 84 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Michigan's last outing, Jake Rudock threw for 440 yards to lead the Wolverines over Indiana 48-41 at Memorial Stadium.

Justin Jackson ran through the Northwestern defense for 186 yards in Penn State's last game, but the Nittany Lions still lost a 23-21 decision at Ryan Field.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games
  • Michigan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Michigan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Penn State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Penn State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Penn State's last 10 games
  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan home to Ohio State, Saturday, November 28th
Penn State at Michigan State, Saturday, November 28th

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