NCAAF

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines

Penn State
Nittany Lions
2 - 1
Michigan
Wolverines
3 - 0
September 24, 2016, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Michigan Stadium

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Penn State
Nittany Lions
2 - 1
Michigan
Wolverines
3 - 0
September 24, 2016, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Michigan Stadium
  • The Michigan Wolverines are 6-1 SU and 4-3 ATS in their last seven home games against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Wolverines will be a heavy favorite to keep this stretch of home success going when they host the Nittany Lions on Saturday.

    SHARK BITES
    • Michigan is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games against teams with winning records.
    • Michigan is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games after an ATS loss.
    • The total has gone OVER in Michigan's last 11 games.

    Michigan's defense improved from allowing 22.4 points per game in 2014 to 17.2 points per game last year in Jim Harbaugh's first season as head coach. In his second season, Harbaugh has bolstered the offense, which is averaging 53 points per game in 2016. The Wolverines scored just 31.4 points per game last year and never eclipsed 50 points; this year's team has already done so twice.

    Penn State is 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in its last five games against teams with winning records. To make matters worse for the Nittany Lions, the team is just 3-7 SU and 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games on the road.

    The last time these teams met in Michigan, the Wolverines won 18-13. Michigan is 2-0 SU and ATS in its last two games against Penn State after going 0-4 SU and ATS in the previous four games in this head-to-head series.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The visiting Penn State Nittany Lions opened as 15.5-point underdogs in this one at Sportsbook and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

    Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 34-21 result in favor of the Wolverines. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

    Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    Michigan battles the Penn State Nittany Lions, currently with a 2-1 mark (1-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 3-0 for the Wolverines and 3-0 for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan vs Penn State injuries news.

    The Michigan Wolverines sit at No. 8 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Penn State Nittany Lions are at No. 69 on that chart.

    Statistical Matchup

    Offensively, the game matches up the Michigan Wolverines No. 4-ranked offense (53 PPG) against a Penn State Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 78 at 27.33 PPG. The Michigan Wolverines passing attack has averaged 254.33 yards per game, more than the Penn State Nittany Lions give up through the air (168.67 YPG on average).

    In comparing defenses, the Penn State Nittany Lions own the league's No. 104-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 341 yards per game when on the road. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 68 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    Chris Godwin was good for 117 receiving yards in the Nittany Lions's most recent action, helping his team to a 34-27 victory over the Owls.

    In their last game, the Wolverines were Week 3 Sportsbooks, coming out on top of the Buffaloes by a score of 45-28.

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

    Next Betting Matchups

    Penn State home to Minnesota, Saturday, October 1st
    Michigan home to Wisconsin, Saturday, October 1st

Power Ranking
Penn State 8
Michigan 5
Betting Odds Preview

Penn State Nittany Lions at Michigan Wolverines

The Michigan Wolverines are 6-1 SU and 4-3 ATS in their last seven home games against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Wolverines will be a heavy favorite to keep this stretch of home success going when they host the Nittany Lions on Saturday.​

Smart Chart
  • PENNST
  • 25.00
  • 17.31
  • 7.69
  • 268.54
  • 108.62
  • 199.23
  • 152.54
  • -0.47
  •  
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Passing Yards
  • Rush Yards
  • Passing Yards Allowed
  • Rushing Yards Allowed
  • Turnover Differential
  • MICH
  • 35.79
  • 17.36
  • 18.43
  • 228.71
  • 214.14
  • 204.21
  • 126.00
  • -0.14
Head to Head Summary

No data available.

Team Record
Penn State Nittany Lions
AllLast 3vs Conf
Record2-12-10-0
Home2-02-00-0
Away0-10-10-0
ATS1-21-20-0
ATS Home0-20-20-0
ATS Away1-01-00-0
Offense35.3335.330
Defense27.3327.330
Diff8.008.000
Team Record
Michigan Wolverines
AllLast 3vs Conf
Record3-03-00-0
Home3-03-00-0
Away0-00-00-0
ATS2-12-10-0
ATS Home2-12-10-0
ATS Away0-00-00-0
Offense53.0053.000
Defense15.0015.000
Diff38.0038.000
Head to Head Detail
Search NCAAF DatabaseTeamsScoreRush YardsPass YardsTotal YardsTurnovers
Nov 21, 2015MICH28872563432
PENNST16701372071
Oct 11, 2014PENNST13541602141
MICH18641922561
Oct 12, 2013MICH401492403893
PENNST43853053904
Oct 30, 2010MICH312331904230
PENNST411852504350
Oct 24, 2009PENNST351662303960
MICH101101402504
Oct 18, 2008MICH17202892911
PENNST462312514821
Sep 22, 2007PENNST91011692702
MICH141661703362
Oct 14, 2006MICH171161963120
PENNST10-142001861
Oct 15, 2005PENNST251812394202
MICH271632123751
Oct 12, 2002PENNST24812743550
MICH27972443410
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Injuries
Penn State Nittany Lions
  • No Injuries
Injuries
Michigan Wolverines
  • No Injuries
Last 5 Games
Penn State Nittany Lions
DateOPPScoreSULineATSOff. RushOff. PassOff. TotalDef. RushDef. PassDef. TotalTOLocation
Sep 17, 2016TEMPLE34-27W-8.5/51.5L/O116287403382863242Home
Sep 10, 2016PITT39-42L3.5/44W/O74332406341914322Away
Sep 3, 2016KENT33-13W-23.5/43.5L/O145209354150129279-2Home
Jan 2, 2016GEORGI17-24L6.5/44.5L/U1202814011661613271Home
Nov 28, 2015MICHST16-55L7.5/43.5L/O1222964181882484363Away
Michigan Wolverines
DateOPPScoreSULineATSOff. RushOff. PassOff. TotalDef. RushDef. PassDef. TotalTOLocation
Sep 17, 2016COLO45-28W-17.5/55.5L/O168229397642613251Home
Sep 10, 2016UCF51-14W-35.5/54W/O11932844727556331-2Home
Sep 3, 2016HAWAII63-3W-36.5/54.5W/O30620651281151232-1Home
Jan 1, 2016FLA41-7W-3.5/40W/O225278503118155273-2Away
Nov 28, 2015OHIOST13-42L1/46.5L/O573073643691134821Home
Offensive Comparison
Penn State Nittany Lions
Michigan Wolverines

Scoring

Points Scored

25.00 35.79

Last 3 Games

35.33 53.00

Yards Per Point

15.09 12.37

Overall Yards Gained

Total

377.16 442.85

Passing

268.54 228.71

Rushing

108.62 214.14

On Road vs. At Home Yards Gained

Total

355.17 437.38

Passing

277.00 183.63

Rushing

78.17 253.75
Defensive Comparison
Penn State Nittany Lions
Michigan Wolverines

Scoring Allowed

Points Allowed

17.31 17.36

Last 3 Games

27.33 15.00

Yards Per Point

15.09 12.37

Overall Yards Allowed

Total

351.77 330.21

Passing

199.23 204.21

Rushing

152.54 126.00

On Road vs. At Home Yards Allowed

Total

408.5 327.13

Passing

235.67 203.63

Rushing

172.83 123.50
Supergrid
StatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense25.009017.368
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense277.0025203.6340
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense78.17127123.5042
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense35.791417.317
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense183.63106235.6770
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense253.758172.8371
Recent Form

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Power Stats
  • PENNST
  • 15.09
  • 20.32
  • -5.24
  •  
  • 12
  • 9.89
  • 2.11
  •  
  • 3.23
  • 3.78
  • -0.55
  • Yards Per Point
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Yards Per Pass
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • Yards Per Rush
  • Offense
  • Defense
  • Differential
  • MICH
  • 12.37
  • 19.02
  • -6.65
  •  
  • 12.91
  • 11.04
  • 1.87
  •  
  • 5.21
  • 3.64
  • 1.57