Central Michigan vs Penn State Week 4 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Central Michigan Chippewas (1-2) vs. No. 14 Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Beaver Stadium — State College, PA
Coverage: Big Ten Network
Week 4 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a non-conference battle between the Central Michigan Chippewas from the MAC and the Big Ten's Penn State Nittany Lions. These two teams have not played since 2005, and Penn State has won 15 straight non-conference games vs. non-Power 5 teams.
No. 14-ranked Penn State enters off an impressive win at Auburn, 41-12 as a 2-point favorite. Central Michigan crushed low-lever Patriot League member Bucknell, 41-0. In Central Michigan's opening game against Big 12 Oklahoma State, the Chippewas lost 58-44 as a 20.5 point underdog and got the back door point spread cover with three 4th quarter touchdowns.
Central Michigan vs Penn State Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CMU: (+1400) | PSU: (-4000)
Spread: CMU: +26.5 (-105) | PSU: -26.5 (-115)
Total: 62.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Penn State enters this contest as a huge favorite on the moneyline, and the point spread is up from 24 to 26.5. This Saturday early start features a total of 62.5 points, which is above average compared to this week's college football projected totals.
Central Michigan vs Penn State Prediction & Pick
Penn State's impressive win over Auburn included a strong, balanced offensive attack with 245 yards rushing and 232 yards passing without allowing a sack. The Nittany Lions defense was so physical while forcing four turnovers. A letdown might usually be in order, but Penn State should still roll against a CMU defense that allowed 531 yards and 58 points to Oklahoma State, and 602 yards and 38 points to South Alabama.
Final Score Prediction: Penn State: 47 | Central Michigan: 24
Central Michigan vs Penn State Betting Trends
- Central Michigan is 6-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 8 games.
- Central Michigan is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games.
- Penn State is 10-0 straight up (SU) in their last 10 games in September.
- The total has hit the over in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games.
Central Michigan vs Penn State Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Penn State true freshman running back Nick Singleton had 124 rushing yards and 2 TDs on just 10 carries vs Auburn. That followed 179 rushing yards and 2 TDs on 10 carries against MAC foe Ohio. Penn State won that game 46-10 as a 27.5 point favorite. Penn State can have their best game passing this early season if they decide to attack the Chippewas defensive weakness.
Central Michigan's offense is much better than Ohio with top-graded MAC quarterback and running back. However, the Chips defensive back seven will struggle to slow the Nittany Lions offense.