It often feels as though the college football season doesn’t really get started until the playoff committee releases their first set of rankings. It’s at that point where every team knows exactly where they stand and what they need to do in the final few weeks of the season. The first rankings came out last Tuesday and there were very few surprises to be found. The top 4 was exactly what we all thought it would be, but that is certainly going to change when the next rankings are released, simply because you have a pair of teams, Alabama and LSU, in the top 3 going head to head.
A door is going to be opened for one of the chasing pack, with Michigan in that group and ready to pounce. The Wolverines are currently occupying the #5 spot, but they have a tough weekend coming, as they will be hosting the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday afternoon. Penn State has seen their stock drop over the last few weeks, but they are still a dangerous bunch. The Wolverines are in as a 12 point favorite, with the point total set at 52 ½.
Penn State at Michigan NCAA Football Week 10 Odds & Pick
- When: Saturday, November 3 at 3:45 PM EST
- Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAA Football Week 10 Odds: Michigan -12 (Total 52.5)
- Partly Cloudy: 8°C/46°F
- Humidity: 58%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 57%
- Wind: 9 mph WNW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Penn State Nittany Lions?Much of the shine of the Lions was worn off over the span of a 2-week period that saw them lose back to back games to Ohio State and Michigan State. The first of those losses, which came at the hands of the Buckeyes, was particularly tough to swallow, especially given that the Nittany Lions looked to have things wrapped up in the 4th quarter of that one.
It would have been easy for this team to go in the tank after those losses, but they have rebounded nicely, winning back to back games to take their season record to 6-2. This is a match-up that has to be a little concerning when you consider how things have gone of late. Penn State are just 5-12 in their last 17 meetings with the Wolverines and just 1-7 SU in their last 8 visits to Ann Arbor. 5 of the last 6 meetings have gone OVER.
Why bet on the Michigan Wolverines?After losing to Notre Dame in Week 1 of the season, we were perhaps all a little too quick to write off the Wolverines. The offense came in for some real heat after that 24-17 loss, but they have become progressively better with each passing week and are now averaging 36 PPG.
The defense has been outstanding, too, giving up just 14 PPG this season. They are going to need to be at their best on Saturday, as they are up against a Penn State offense that is averaging 41 PPG. Michigan has thrived at home this season, going a perfect 5-0 through the first 9 weeks. They are also a very solid 4-1 ATS in those 5 games.
Latest Penn State at Michigan NCAA Football Week 10 Betting Trends
- Penn State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- Penn State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone OVER in 9 of Penn State’s last 11 games
- Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan’s last 6 games
Expert Pick & Final Score PredictionI think we are in for a highly entertaining game here, as well as one that might be a whole lot closer than the point spread suggests. I am on the Wolverines to win, but I like Penn State to cover.
Score: Penn State Nittany Lions 24 Michigan Wolverines 30