Penn State vs Michigan College Football Preview

Michigan looks to stay unbeaten when it hosts Penn State in the Big Ten opener for both teams on Saturday. The Wolverines survived a scare against Colorado, erasing a 14-point deficit to beat the Buffaloes 45-28. Penn State bounced back from a tough 42-39 loss to Pittsburgh by edging Temple 34-27 last week. Penn State has dropped six of the last seven in Ann Arbor.

When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, September 24, 2016
Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
TV: ABC
Betting Line: Michigan -18.5
Total: 56

About Penn State (2-1):

In their last action, Penn State was a 34-27 winner at home against Owls. They failed to cover the -8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (61) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Sophomore running back Saquon Barkley rushed for 68 yards and a score in the victory against Temple to give him six touchdowns in his first three game. Jason Cabinda hasn’t played since suffering a thumb injury in Week 1 while Brandon Bell missed the win over Temple with a lower-body injury and both linebackers could miss the trip to Ann Arbor.

Team record: 2-1 SU,1-2 ATS
Penn State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Penn State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Penn State’s last 7 games
Penn State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Penn State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Penn State’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State’s last 5 games on the road
Penn State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Penn State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Michigan
Penn State is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing Michigan
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State’s last 6 games when playing Michigan
Penn State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Penn State’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan

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About Michigan (3-0):

Michigan was a 45-28 winner in its last match at home against Buffaloes. They failed to cover the -17.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 73 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Jabrill Peppers had 204 all-purpose yards, including a 54-yard punt return touchdown, nine tackles and a sack in the win against Colorado. At quarterback Wilton Speight struggled in his first real test of the season against Colorado and had 229 passing yards on 16-of-30.

Team record: 3-0 SU,2-1 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan’s last 5 games
Michigan is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan’s last 5 games
Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan’s last 6 games when playing Penn State
Michigan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Penn State
Michigan is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Penn State
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Penn State
Michigan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Penn State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan’s last 7 games when playing at home against Penn State

Penn State vs Michigan Prediction:

Penn State should be the toughest opponent Michigan has faced this season. The Lions have scored 30 or more in each of their first three games. Penn State had a misleading final last week, as they controlled the game versus Temple. Penn State fumbled near the Owls’ goal line, costing them seven points in the second quarter. Temple scored on a 9-yard touchdown “drive” after an interception. A late fourth-quarter punt went off a Penn State blocker and rolled 30 yards to the 1-yard line, where Temple recovered.

Penn State vs Michigan Pick: Penn State +18.5