Minnesota vs Penn State Week 8 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten) vs. No. 16 Penn State Nittany Lions (5-1, 2-1 SEC)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Beaver Stadium — University Park, PA
Week 8 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big Ten showdown between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and No. 16 Penn State Nittany Lions. After a 4-0 start to the year, Minnesota has now lost back-to-back games following a 26-14 loss last week to No. 24 Illinois.
Penn State could also use a bounce-back victory in Week 8. The Nittany Lions suffered their first loss last week, losing a 41-17 affair to No. 5 Michigan. Their offense was largely iced for the majority of the games as Michigan held Penn State to just 268 total yards and 18:04 of ball possession.
Minnesota vs Penn State Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: MINN: (+164) | PSU: (-200)
Spread: MINN: +4.5 (-110) | PSU: -4.5 (-110)
Total: 44.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Penn State enters this contest as a slight home favorite on the spread. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 44.5, which is low compared to the rest of this week's projected totals.
Minnesota vs Penn State Prediction & Pick
Penn State has had Minnesota's number more often than not lately, winning five of the last seven games between the Big Ten rivals. Having said that, the Golden Gophers have won two of the most recent three meetings, including the last clash in 2019 by a score of 31-26.
I can see Minnesota's struggles continuing here. The Golden Gophers have scored just 24 points over their last two games and now have to face a Nittany Lions defense that held opponents to 14 or fewer points in four straight weeks up until the loss to Michigan.
With home turf on Penn State's side, it's going to make winning difficult for Minnesota if P. J. Fleck's squad falls behind early. The Golden Gophers' defense may slow their Big Ten rival down, but the Nittany Lions are more than talented enough to truck on for the win.
Final Score Prediction: Penn State: 23 | Minnesota: 17
Minnesota vs Penn State Betting Trends
- Minnesota is 2-4 straight up in its last six games against Penn State.
- Penn State is 4-5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games against Minnesota.
- The total has hit the over in five of Minnesota's last seven Week 8 matchups.
- The total has hit the under in six of Penn State's last nine games against the Big Ten.
Minnesota vs Penn State Best Bet
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When it comes to this all-time series, Penn State is a solid 5-1 straight up when it's the only ranked school involved. Minnesota still needs to show some signs of life after back-to-back losses and I think that the Nittany Lions will take advantage of their opponent's recent struggles.
Give me Penn State covering the 4.5-point spread.
Bet: Penn State -4.5 (-110)
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