Michigan vs Penn State | College Football Betting Odds & Pick
Michigan Wolverines (5-1) At Penn State Nittany Lions (6-0) Betting Odds And Pick
The marquee game of College Football weekend belongs to the Big Ten.
The Michigan Wolverines will look to tip the scale of the East division to their favor when they visit the Penn State Nittany Lions. This will be the best game of the week.
Let’s check out the betting odds and our pick for the Michigan vs Penn State matchup:
Michigan Vs Penn State Betting Lines
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What The NCAAF Odds Say About The Michigan vs. Penn State Matchup
Penn State opened -7.5, but that was a mistake quickly fixed by the oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag. The Nittany Lions are now -9. The betting line should dance around -9 and -9.5 in the next couple of days.
The public is divided in this one. 53% is taking Penn State to cover the spread at home. The other side is happy taking the points.
Michigan Wolverines’ Edge Against Penn State
Michigan has improved plenty since taking a beating at Wisconsin a month ago. It should be encouraging for their fans, but let’s face it, there is added pressure on the Wolverines to win this game.
The only way Jim Harbaugh and Michigan make the playoffs is if they sweep the rest of the schedule. A loss against Penn State will end their possibilities once and for all.
Victory Against Illinois May Give Them A Push
The Wolverines don’t do anything particularly well, but scoring 42 points against Illinois last week came just at the right time. Senior QB Shea Patterson threw for 194 yards and three touchdowns against the Fighting Illini.
Patterson benefited from a Michigan offense that ran for 295 yards against Illinois. It was the perfect time for the attack to gain confidence. The challenge against Penn State’s defense is no joke.
Penn State Nittany Lions’ Edge Against Michigan
The Nittany Lions are undefeated and ready for the marquee matchup against Michigan. There is no fear about facing the Wolverines, and sometimes I wonder if there is even respect.
Penn State Defense Is A Brick Wall
Last week, Penn State had to battle to defeat Iowa 17-12 on the road. It was just one of those days where the offense didn’t show up, and the defense carried the team.
Of course, that’s easy when you have a nasty defense like the one Penn State has this season. They give up just 8.8 points per game, and the most they have allowed in a game was 13 points against Buffalo in week two.
The Nittany Lions know one of the struggles for Jim Harbaugh is consistency on offense. The defense is ready to test if Shea Patterson is for real, or his game against Illinois was just fool’s gold.
Michigan Vs Penn State NCAAF Week 8 Prediction
When Jim Harbaugh was hired to be the head coach of Michigan, most of us were expecting a turnaround for the program. Instead, the Wolverines have become that Big Ten team that beat the weakest programs and loses the big games. This is one of those big games.
Penn State’s defense is too solid and aggressive to let Michigan find any rhythm on offense. At this point, how much proof do we need to acknowledge that Shea Patterson is not a quarterback capable of delivering against good competition?
The Nittany Lions are at home, with a defense that has proven itself to be one of the best in the nation. I will side with that anytime rather than Michigan’s defective offense. Bet Penn State -9.
Our NCAAF Bet: Penn State Nittany Lions -9
Michigan Vs Penn State Game Information
- Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- Venue: Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
- TV: ABC
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