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OVER is Trending Between MSU and PSU

Michigan State Football

Michigan State and Penn State will once again clash for the Land Grant Trophy this Saturday in East Lansing. The OVER has been the smart play when the Spartans and Nittany Lions have met in the past, with the teams topping the closing total in 13 of their past 16 meetings.

Shark Bites
  • Michigan State is 3-7 ATS in their past 10 games following a win.
  • Penn State is 1-8 ATS in their past nine road games.
  • Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook did not play in last week’s win over Ohio State.

Michigan State is coming off their biggest win of the season when they knocked off Ohio State 17-13 on a last second field goal. That win gave the Spartans control over their own fate in the Big Ten East, and they will more than likely meet Iowa in the Big Ten championship now.

Penn State fans have had a lot less to talk about, as the Nittany Lions were looking like they could finish the season ranked, but two consecutive losses (albeit to two ranked teams) has them on the outside looking in. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg was shut down for a second week in a row as the junior now has completed just 47.9 percent of his passes in that span.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 30-26 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.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Michigan State bring a 10-1 record (4-7 ATS) to the Week 13 betting matchup against the 7-4 Penn State Nittany Lions, who are 4-7 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Michigan State go 5-6 so far and the Nittany Lions go 4-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan State vs Penn State injuries news.

The game pits the Michigan State Spartans, currently No. 34 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Penn State Nittany Lions, who rate No. 58 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Michigan State Spartans No. 53-ranked offense (31.45 PPG) against a Penn State Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 18 at 18.64 PPG. The Michigan State Spartans passing attack has averaged 238.18 yards per game, more than the Penn State Nittany Lions give up through the air (167.82 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Penn State Nittany Lions own the league's No. 0-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 233 yards per game when on the road. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 0 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nittany Lions suffered a Week 12 loss against Michigan in their last game, falling 28-16 at Beaver Stadium.

The Spartans grabbed a Week 12 victory over the Buckeyes in their last game, winning 17-14 at Ohio Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Penn State is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Penn State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
  • Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home