The No. 14 Penn State Nittany Lions are on a roll again, picking up two-straight wins to give themselves a wave of momentum heading into a high-profile matchup with No. 5 Michigan Wolverines. Will Trace McSorely solve the Wolverines’ defense? Or will Michigan’s stop unit cripple the Nittany Lions’ attack? At press, the sportsbook favors the 5-0 (conference) Wolverines with a double-digit spread over Penn State.
Betting Preview for the Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines Week 10 College Football Game on November 3 2018
Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 3:45 PM ET
Line: Penn State Nittany Lions (+10) vs Michigan Wolverines (-10) – view all 2018 NCAAF lines
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Penn State Nittany Lions (6-2 Overall / 3-2 Conference)
The Nittany Lions caught a big fish last weekend in the form of the No. 18 Iowa Hawkeyes, but they could net a bigger one this coming Saturday when they take on the Wolverines. For Penn State to pass the test in Ann Arbor, quarterback Trace McSorely needs to be near flawless. Being flawless is hard to attain when one is up against the Wolverines, but McSorely is capable of providing a heroic effort. Take for example his performance back in September’s matchup with the fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in which he passed for 286 passing yards and two touchdowns with zero picks thrown while adding 175 rushing yards on 25 carries, albeit in a close 27-26 home loss.
The Nittany Lions maybe 10-point underdogs in the coming matchup with Michigan, but they are 6-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games when they were the underdogs. Penn State is also 3-0 straight up (SU) when playing on the road thus far this season.
Betting on the Michigan Wolverines (7-1 Overall / 5-0 Conference)
Michigan didn’t have much problem pummeling the Michigan State Spartans last week, as the Spartans came away with a lopsided 21-7 victory in East Lansing. The Wolverines limited Michigan State to a pathetic total of 79 passing yards and contained the Spartans’ backfield, allowing only 15 rushing yards on seven carries. Michigan recorded six sacks to improve their season total to 24.0 quarterback takedowns – fourth in the Big Ten. The focus for the Wolverines is to contain McSorely, and Michigan is arguably the best when it comes to crippling opposing offenses by grounding signal-callers. Michigan is tops in the nation with only 122.9 passing yards per game. Wolverines opponents are also completing just 47.55 percent of their passes, the lowest in the FBS.
The Wolverines are 3-0 ATS in their last three home games.
Michigan wins but fails to cover with a final score of 27-21.
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