College football is different from other sports in that it’s possible to look back at the season and pinpoint the exact moment where it all went wrong. Perhaps it’s because they play fewer games than most, or maybe it’s because a single loss can prove to be devastating to a team with National Championship dreams. The Penn State Nittany Lions came into the season as one of the teams with those very aspirations, but if they fail to get there, they will certainly be able to look back and know the moment when it all came crashing down, which is something we will get to shortly.
The one thing that the Nittany Lions know now is that they need to win out if they want to make it into the top 4. Even then, it may prove to not be enough, especially given how well the teams in those top spots are playing right now. Penn State will host the Michigan State Spartans as a 14-point favorite. The point total for this one is set at 52 ½.
Michigan State vs Penn State NCAA Football Week 7 Odds
MSU heads to Penn State on Saturday to play for Land-Grant Trophy! 👀&👂 from some Spartan players as they prepare for the battle with the Nittany Lions with this week’s practice update.#GoGreen #HEAVE pic.twitter.com/gIRbXDHclj— Michigan State Football (@MSU_Football) 10 de octubre de 2018
- When: Saturday, October 13 at 3:30 PM EST
- Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park
- TV: BTN
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: BTN 2 GO
- NCAAF Week 7 Odds: Penn State -14 (Total 53)
- Partly Cloudy: 18°C/65°F
- Humidity: 56%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 56%
- Wind: 4 mph ESE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Michigan State Spartans?
Expectations were high for the Michigan State Spartans, but you have to say that this team has totally underwhelmed through their first 5 games of the season. They started each of those games as the favorite, yet they have only managed to post a 3-2 record thus far. The 29-19 loss to Northwestern last week was the latest setback for this team, taking them to 1-4 ATS on the season.
One of the biggest issues for the Spartans is their defense of the passing attack, as they are giving up over 300 YPG through the air. They are not giving much upon the ground, but that is because teams are simply airing it out against them. This is a match-up that has been good to Michigan State of late, with the Spartans going 4-1 SU and ATS in their last 5 meetings with Penn State.
- Average Score For: 27.20
- Total Yards: 389.80
- Rush Yards: 123.00
- Passing Yards: 266.80
- Average Score For: 23.40
- Total Yards: 339.00
- Rush Yards: 33.80
- Passing Yards: 305.20
Why bet on the Penn State Nittany Lions?
As we mentioned earlier, the Penn State Nittany Lions may have seen their season come undone in an 8-minute stretch of football last week. Up by 13 and apparently cruising against the Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State gave up 2 touchdowns in the final 8 minutes to lose that one. It was a crushing loss that cost them a spot in the top 4, and which may ultimately keep them out of the playoffs.
It was their first loss in their last 9 games and it is going to be interesting to see how they rebound from such a devastating defeat. While it has not been all good against the Spartans overall, the Nittany Lions have dominated them at home, winning 8 of the last 10 and covering in 6 of the last 9 meetings with the Spartans at home.
- Average Score For: 49.60
- Total Yards: 510.00
- Rush Yards: 261.00
- Passing Yards: 249.00
- Average Score For: 21.00
- Total Yards: 354.40
- Rush Yards: 161.80
- Passing Yards: 192.60
Michigan State vs Penn State NCAAF Week 7 Betting Trends
- Michigan State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
- Michigan State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Michigan State’s last 7 games
- Penn State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Penn State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Penn State’s last 8 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Michigan State vs Penn State
I like Penn State to bounce back from their awful loss last week, as I just don’t think the Spartans D will be able to stop them.
Score: Michigan State Spartans 20 – Penn State Nittany Lions 37