Michigan vs. Penn State: Point Spread, Total & Prediction

Michigan heads to State College to take on Michigan. (Getty)

Michigan heads to State College to take on Michigan. (Getty)

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No. 12 Michigan heads to State College to take on Penn State in a Big Ten afternoon showdown. Michigan enters the contest at 8-2 while Penn State is 7-3.

Michigan is coming off a narrow victory over Indiana while Penn State had a bye week. The Nittany Lions lost to Northwestern the previous week.

Michigan is favored by 3.5 points and the over/under is set at 41.5. The total has gone over in the last five games Michigan has played.

Michigan is 5-5 against the spread this season. Penn State is 2-4 against the spread over its last six games.

The OddsShark computer is projecting a 32.3-25.3 Michigan victory. The computer is taking Michigan to cover the points and the point total to be over.

Heavy also sides with the computer. Michigan is ranked 6th in F+ Ratings, an analytical system that uses a variety of key factors to rank teams, while Penn State is 36th. Michigan is the better team and has faced a more difficult schedule. Expect the Wolverines to take out their frustrations of their narrow victory against Indiana out on Penn State.

Heavy’s Pick: Michigan 30, Penn State 24. Michigan -3.5. Over in the points total.


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