NCAAF

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan State Spartans

Penn State
Nittany Lions
7 - 0
Michigan State
Spartans
4 - 3
October 26, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Spartan Stadium

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Penn State
Nittany Lions
7 - 0
Michigan State
Spartans
4 - 3
October 26, 2019, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Spartan Stadium
  • The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six games against the Michigan State Spartans. The Nittany Lions will try to put this slump behind them this Saturday afternoon with a road win in East Lansing over the Spartans.

    Matchup Information
    • Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan State Spartans (Matchup Report)
    • Date/Time: October 26, 3:30 p.m. ET
    • TV Coverage: ABC
    • Sportsbook Odds: Penn State -6.5 | O/U 42.5 (Line History)

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    Early action on the Michigan State Spartans as 6.5-point underdogs has driven the line down a point to Penn State -5.5. This will be the 14th time in Penn State’s last 16 road games that the Nittany Lions are going off as a road favorite.

    Penn State News & Notes

    Penn State looked like it was on its way to a blowout win at home over the Michigan Wolverines last Saturday when the team jumped out to a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter. The Nittany Lions held on for the win to improve to 7-0 SU, but the 28-21 final score left Penn State backers holding a -7.5 ticket disappointed as the team fell to 4-3 ATS on the season.

    Sean Clifford’s 56 percent completion rate, 182 passing yards and 17 rushing yards in the win won’t blow anyone away, but the sophomore avoided turnovers and tallied four scores with three passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. Clifford has helped lead the team to an average margin of victory of 30 points per game over its 7-0 SU start.

    Michigan State News & Notes

    Michigan State’s offense has averaged 37.5 points per game in four wins this season, but in a 10-7 home loss to Arizona State and back-to-back road losses at Ohio State (34-10) and Wisconsin (38-0), the Spartans mustered a paltry 5.7 points per game. Facing a Penn State defense that ranks third in the nation in points allowed at only 10 per game, there is cause for concern heading into this one.

    On the other hand, Mark Dantonio has had a bye week to prepare for this one, and his teams tend to deliver as home underdogs. The Spartans are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games as a home underdog with four outright upsets, including one as 10-point underdogs against Penn State in 2017.

    Betting Pick: Nittany Lions -5.5

    The Spartans defense has allowed 34.3 points per game over Michigan State’s last three games. Even with a strong showing this Saturday, the offense won’t be able to do enough to close the gap against Penn State.

    Shark Bites
    • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road in October.
    • Michigan State is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games at home.
    • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Penn State’s last 20 games vs Michigan State.

Odds

Saturday, October 26 Sat Oct 26


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-6.5
-115
-220
o42
-110
+6.5
-105
+180
u42
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-4.5
-116
-220
o42
-105
+4.5
-104
+190
u42
-115

Edge Finder

31.50
Total Score
27.00
235.33
Passing Yards
242.86
179.00
Rushing Yards
106.14
29:50
Time on Field
25:06
68.50
Number of Plays
62.00
6.05
Yards Per Play
5.63
31.50
Total Score
27.00
7.00
First Quarter
6.00
11.33
Second Quarter
6.29
6.67
Third Quarter
5.86
6.50
Fourth Quarter
7.00
235.33
Passing Yards
242.86
32.33
Pass Attempts
33.29
19.33
Pass Completions
21.71
1.50
Sacks
1.71
9.33
Sack Yards
14.00
12.17
Yards Per Pass
11.18
179.00
Rushing Yards
106.14
36.17
Rush Attempts
28.71
4.95
Yards Per Rush
3.70
0.33
Interceptions
1.14
1.00
Fumbles
0.86
0.67
Fumbles Lost
0.29
1.00
Total Turnovers
1.43
5.83
Penalties
5.71
54.33
Penalty Yards
53.00
29:50
Time on Field
25:06
68.50
Number of Plays
62.00
6.05
Yards Per Play
5.63
4.33
Punts
4.43
44.55
Punt Average
51.08
74.83
Return Yards
56.71

Head To Head

PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
4-6
Record
6-4
3-7
ATS
7-3
7-3
O/U
7-3
27.30
Score
25.70
118.90
Rush Yds
106.30
37.30
Pass Attempts
39.80
55.50
Completion %
58.54
293.30
Passing Yds
262.20
412.2
Total Yds
368.5
1.50
Turnovers
1.40
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
2-1
O/U
2-1
28.67
Score
20.00
115.67
Rush Yds
102.00
34.67
Pass Attempts
51.67
61.54
Completion %
53.55
326.33
Passing Yds
309.67
442
Total Yds
411.67
1.33
Turnovers
1.00
Oct 13/18 (1 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
Home
Away
17
Score
21
-13.5
ATS
+13.5
54 o
O/U
54 u
205
Rush Yds
123
32
Pass Attempts
53
59.38
Completion %
47.17
192
Passing Yds
295
397
Total Yds
418
1
Turnovers
1
Nov 4/17 (2 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
Away
Home
24
Score
27
-10
ATS
+10
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
65
Rush Yds
74
48
Pass Attempts
56
56.25
Completion %
58.93
401
Passing Yds
400
466
Total Yds
474
3
Turnovers
1
Nov 26/16 (3 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
Home
Away
45
Score
12
-11
ATS
+11
53.5 o
O/U
53.5 u
77
Rush Yds
109
24
Pass Attempts
46
75.00
Completion %
54.35
386
Passing Yds
234
463
Total Yds
343
0
Turnovers
1
Nov 28/15 (4 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
Away
Home
16
Score
55
+7.5
ATS
-7.5
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
122
Rush Yds
188
47
Pass Attempts
27
57.45
Completion %
70.37
296
Passing Yds
248
418
Total Yds
436
4
Turnovers
1
Nov 29/14 (5 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
Home
Away
10
Score
34
+13
ATS
-13
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
38
Rush Yds
118
45
Pass Attempts
26
46.67
Completion %
50.00
195
Passing Yds
180
233
Total Yds
298
2
Turnovers
1
Nov 27/10 (6 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
Home
Away
22
Score
28
+1
ATS
-1
51 o
O/U
51 u
84
Rush Yds
163
44
Pass Attempts
24
52.27
Completion %
79.17
312
Passing Yds
168
396
Total Yds
331
1
Turnovers
2
Nov 21/09 (7 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
Away
Home
42
Score
14
-3
ATS
+3
50.5 o
O/U
50.5 u
188
Rush Yds
94
28
Pass Attempts
33
71.43
Completion %
60.61
324
Passing Yds
239
512
Total Yds
333
0
Turnovers
2
Nov 22/08 (8 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
Home
Away
49
Score
18
-16.5
ATS
+16.5
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
138
Rush Yds
35
31
Pass Attempts
49
61.29
Completion %
65.31
419
Passing Yds
287
557
Total Yds
322
0
Turnovers
2
Nov 17/07 (9 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
Away
Home
31
Score
35
-3
ATS
+3
51 o
O/U
51 u
167
Rush Yds
145
37
Pass Attempts
22
43.24
Completion %
77.27
188
Passing Yds
280
355
Total Yds
425
0
Turnovers
3
Nov 18/06 (10 of 10)
PENNST
Stat Type MICHST
Home
Away
17
Score
13
-19
ATS
+19
45 o
O/U
45 u
105
Rush Yds
14
37
Pass Attempts
62
45.95
Completion %
48.39
220
Passing Yds
291
325
Total Yds
305
4
Turnovers
0

Team Records

PENNST
Record MICHST
7-0
All
4-3
5-0
Home
3-1
2-0
Away
1-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
4-3
ATS
2-5
2-3
ATS Home
1-3
2-0
ATS Away
1-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-4
O/U
3-4
3-2
O/U Home
2-2
0-2
O/U Away
1-2
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
PENNST
Record MICHST
4-0
All
2-2
2-0
Home
1-0
2-0
Away
1-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-2
ATS
1-3
0-2
ATS Home
0-1
2-0
ATS Away
1-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
1-3
O/U
2-2
1-1
O/U Home
1-0
0-2
O/U Away
1-2
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
PENNST
Record MICHST
7-0
All
4-3
5-0
Home
3-1
2-0
Away
1-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
4-3
ATS
2-5
2-3
ATS Home
1-3
2-0
ATS Away
1-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-4
O/U
3-4
3-2
O/U Home
2-2
0-2
O/U Away
1-2
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
2:30pm Mostly Cloudy
12ºC / 54ºF
65% Humidity
20% Precipitation
58% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 8
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Oct 19, 2019MICH28-21W-7.5/47-L/O101182283141276417-1
Oct 12, 2019IOWA17-12W-3.5/43.5-W/U17711729470286356-2
Oct 5, 2019PURDUE35-7W-28.5/55.5-L/U196264460-191231042
Sep 27, 2019MARYL59-0W-6.5/61-W/U1984216196068128-2
Sep 14, 2019PITT17-10W-17/53-L/U167222389243723960
Sep 7, 2019BUFF45-13W-31.5/56.5-W/O78279357184245429-1
Aug 31, 2019IDAHO79-7W-42/58.5-W/O33134267341411450
Jan 1, 2019KENTUC24-27L-4.5/47.5-L/O1642464101761212972
Nov 24, 2018MARYL38-3W-12/51.5-W/U310255565741852591
Nov 17, 2018RUTGER20-7W-28/53-L/U13918332218846234-1
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Oct 12, 2019WISCSN0-38L+8/40.5-L/U301191492221804022
Oct 5, 2019OHIOST10-34L+20/51-L/U672182853232065291
Sep 28, 2019INDIAN40-31W-14/43.5-L/O14230044270286356-1
Sep 21, 2019NWESTN31-10W-7.5/35-W/O109228337139126265-2
Sep 14, 2019ARIZST7-10L-15.5/42-L/U113291404761402161
Sep 7, 2019W.MICH51-17W-15/46.5-W/O25133158267285352-1
Aug 30, 2019TULSA28-7W-23.5/47.5-L/U108195303-7315380-3
Dec 31, 2018OREG6-7L-1/46-L/U159172331371662031
Nov 24, 2018RUTGER14-10W-24.5/37.5-L/U137173310108109217-1
Nov 17, 2018NEBR6-9L+1/48-L/U1431462891031452480
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