Michigan Wolverines vs Penn State Lions Prediction 10-21-17

When: 7:30 PM ET, Saturday, October 21, 2017
Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
Betting Line: Penn State -9.5

Michigan vs Penn State Betting Prediction

2nd ranked Penn State takes on the 15th ranked Wolverines in a prime time contest. Michigan has to Michigan State and won in overtime against lowly Indiana. On the other side, Penn State is coming off back-to-back routs of Indiana and Northwestern. The Nittany Lions have won 14 straight regular-season games since a 49-10 loss at Ann Arbor a year ago in which the Wolverines posted a 515-191 advantage in total yards – including 326-70 on the ground.

The Wolverines rank 11th in the Big Ten in passing offense and senior John O’Korn has struggled since taking over the starting job from the injured Wilton Speight. So far O’Korn has zero touchdowns, three interceptions and a completion percentage of 47.3 over the last two weeks.

Penn State features the nations best quarterback & running back combo. Running back Saquon Barkley (Big Ten-leading 1,302 all-purpose yards) and quarterback Trace McSorley (Big Ten-leading 266.2 passing yards per game) lead the way in this balanced offense. The Nittany Lions’ defense has improved and is allowing an average of nine points per game.

Michigan vs Penn State Prediction

This game will be a rout. The spread is under 10 points and I am all over it as I expect the big money to come in later and drive it up to 12 or 13. The Wolverines are getting a lot of love based on their reputation. They have no offense and the defense isn’t going to be able to dominate like they did last year. I have Michigan hanging around for the first half but they will get rolled in the second half. Penn State remembers last years whooping and will return the favor.

Pick: Penn State -9.5
Score Prediction: Penn State 37 – Michigan 13