Michigan State at Penn State Pick and Preview
- Updated: November 22, 2008
College Football Betting Preview
Michigan State (9-2) at Penn State (10-1)
Saturday, 3:30 pm Eastern – ABC
SBG Global Opening Line: Penn State – 14.5 , Total 48
Penn State hosts Michigan State on Saturday with a trip to the Rose Bowl on the line. The Nittany Lions are 6-1 in the Big 10 and with a win will clinch the Big 10 title and a trip to Pasadena. Penn State, Michigan State and Ohio State all have 6-1 records in the conference but the Nittany Lions have already beaten the Buckeyes so a win against the Spartans would put them in the Rose Bowl. For Michigan State to win the title they would have to upset Penn State and then have Michigan upset Ohio State. Their chances of upsetting the Nittany Lions are probably better than having a terrible Michigan team upset the Buckeyes. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Penn State at Home.
The Spartans could claim a share of the Big 10 title with a win even if they don’t get a Rose Bowl berth. “It would be something special,” Michigan State quarterback Brian Hoyer said, “To get a Big Ten championship, knowing where we’ve been, what we’ve gone through, and where we came from would be huge, especially for the senior class.” The Spartans are led by running back Javon Ringer who is second in the country in rushing with 1,548 yards and he leads the nation in touchdowns with 20. He will get a test from a Penn State defense that is 10th in the nation against the run. Penn State will try and get their offense back on track. They have scored just 23.3 points per game in their last three games.
Here are the College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Spartans have lost 10 straight games against teams that are ranked in the Top 25. The Spartans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Spartans are 7-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Spartans are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games in November. The Spartans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Penn State.
The Nittany Lions are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 conference games. The Nittany Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in November. The home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings
between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Penn State – 15.5 , Total 48
The Over is 11-4 in the Spartans last 15 conference games. The Under is 8-3 in the Spartans last 11 games in November. The Over is 37-15-1 in the Spartans last 53 road games. The Under is 7-3 in the Nittany Lions last 10 games in November. The Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Penn State between the two teams.
Pick: Spartans 2 out of 5 units
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