Michigan State Spartans vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 26th 2022

Stadium: Beaver Stadium University Park
Logo Michigan State Spartans
VS
Logo Penn State Nittany Lions
53.5
OPENER
-5.5

54o -110
CURRENT
-21 +125

+295
MONEYLINE
-355

16
SCORE
35

Big Ten Conference rivals meet on Saturday afternoon when the Penn State Nittany Lions host the Michigan State Spartans. It’s rivalry weekend in college football and this is one of the best battles set to take place.

Michigan State has had a difficult season, as they come into this game with an overall record of just 5-6. The Spartans just suffered a double-overtime loss to Indiana in week 12.

Penn State comes into this game with an overall record of 9-2 and they are sitting just outside of the top 10. The Nittany Lions have rattled off three straight wins since suffering a 44-31 loss to Ohio State.

Michigan State vs. Penn State Odds

TV: FS1

MONEY LINE: Michigan State (+720) vs. Penn State (-1200)

SPREAD: Michigan State +19.5 (-115) vs. Penn State -19.5 (-105)

GAME TOTAL: Over 53.5 (-110) vs. Under 53.5 (-110)

Michigan State vs. Penn State Preview, Stats and Trends

Michigan State comes into this game allowing nearly 27 points per game and they just don’t have the offense to make up for that kind of performance. The Spartans are allowing over 180 rushing yards per game and that is going to have to be a major focus in this one.

Michigan State has scored 25.4 points per game this season, but they have struggled to run the football in most weeks. The Spartans are going to have to score points to win this one, but they want to slow it down.

Penn State is scoring over 35 points per game this season and they have racked up 250 passing yards per game. Veteran quarterback Sean Clifford has thrown for 2341 yards and 18 touchdowns this season, but he has also thrown some bad picks.

It took a while for Penn State to become a great defensive team, but they are now allowing just 19 points per game. The Nittany Lions have allowed just 24 total points in the last three games and that gives the offense a chance to step up and make plays.

Michigan State vs. Penn State Picks

Penn State is clearly the better overall team in this match-up, but Michigan State is a team that always seems to show up and battle. The Spartans need this win to become bowl eligible and they will do whatever they can to try to win this one.

Eventually, it will be the Penn State offense that takes control and overpowers that Michigan State defense. This game is going to be closer than the spread would suggest, but it’s not going to be very competitive in the fourth quarter.

Final Score: Penn State 34 - Michigan State 20

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Land Grant Trophy is awarded to the winner of this rivalry game.

2. Michigan State leads the all-time series, 18-17-1.

3. The Spartans picked up a 30-27 win over the Nittany Lions a season ago.

Best Bet: Michigan State Spartans +19.5 (-115)

PREDICTION
Michigan State Spartans
17
39
Penn State Nittany Lions
PREDICTION
Michigan State Spartans
17
39
Penn State Nittany Lions

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