The Nittany Lions will face the Spartans in this week 13 CFB game, airing on NBC at 7:30 (11/24/23). The contest is set to occur at Ford Field in Detroit (MI). This week’s Big Ten clash features the Nittany Lions as 20 point road favorites. Can they secure a win on the road and cover the spread?


The Pick: Michigan State Spartans +20

This game will be played at Ford Field at 7:30 ET on Friday, November 24th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 31-12 in favor of Penn State.
  • Even though we have Penn State winning straight-up, we like Michigan State at +20.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 42.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 43 points.

Will Penn State Live Up to Expectations on the Road?

So far, the Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-2, including going 3-1 on the road and 5-1 at home.

Heading into this week’s matchup with Michigan State, the Nittany Lions have been favored in eight games and the underdog in two. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 7-3.

Through 11 games, the average over/under line in Penn State’s games is 46.4 points. Their games have averaged a combined 49.2 points leading to an OU record of 5-5.

Heading into their matchup vs. Michigan State, the Nittany Lions’ offense is averaging 179.4 rushing yards per game, along with 4 yards per attempt. They currently hold the 36th rank in rushing yards and 98th rank in passing yards, amassing an average of 195.4 yards per game. In terms of scoring, Penn State is at 36.7 points per game, which is 14th in the NCAA.

So far this season, the Nittany Lions’ defense has given up 79.7 rushing yards per game against the run (204th). Opponents are averaging 159.5 passing yards and opposing quarterbacks have a passer rating of 67.5 against Penn State. In terms of points allowed, they are 106th in the NCAA.

Can Michigan State Secure a Home Victory?

With a 4-7 record, the Michigan State Spartans take on Penn State. Their road record so far is (1-4) and at home (2-3).

Michigan State has gone into one game as the favorite this season and nine games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 4-5-1.

So far this season, the average over/under line for Michigan State’s games has been 44.6 points. The Spartans have an over/under record of 4-6 heading into this week’s game.

The Spartans’ offense is gearing up to take on Penn State, with an average of 100.1 rushing yards per game and an 3 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 118th place for rushing yards and 86th place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 207.1 yards per contest. Michigan State’s overall scoring average is at 17.4 points per game, placing them 100th rank nationally.

The Spartans defense faces off against Penn State with 27 sacks and are 1st in QB hurries. When it comes to points allowed, they’re giving up 27.1 points per game which is 109th in the nation. Against the pass, they’re 103rd in the NCAA, allowing 231.5 passing yards per game. Michigan State’s run defense is yielding 144.1 rushing yards per contest.