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Penn State vs Michigan Week 7 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) vs. No. 5 Michigan Wolverines (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Michigan Stadium — Ann Arbor, MI
Coverage: FOX

Week 7 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a top 10 Big Ten battle between the No. 10 Penn State Nittany Lions and No. 5 Michigan Wolverines. Penn State is 5-0 and enters off a 17-7 home win over Northwestern prior to their bye last week.

Meanwhile, Michigan remains undefeated at 6-0 following last week's 31-10 road win at Indiana. The Wolverines won last year's meeting at Penn State, 21-17 when both teams were ranked in the Top 25.

Penn State vs Michigan Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PSU: (+215) | MICH: (-265)
Spread: PSU: +6.5 (-102) | MICH: -6.5 (-120)
Total: 52.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Michigan enters this contest as a -6.5 point favorite on the spread and -265 on the moneyline. The takeback on Penn State moneyline is +215. This 12:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 52.5, which is lower than average compared to the rest of this week's college football projected totals.

Penn State vs Michigan Prediction & Pick

Penn State had scored at least 33 points in their first four wins this season before a lackluster scoring effort in a 17-7 win over one of the Big Ten's worst defenses in Northwestern. Last week the Nittany Lions had a bye, and their run defense appears prepared to slow Wolverines RB Blake Corum. Penn State allows just 82 yards rushing per game to match Michigan's run defense. Corum is No. 3 in the country in rushing with 735 yards, and he's gained 6.2 yards per rush and hit the end zone 11 times.

Wolverine QB JJ McCarthy has been imperious this season, completing 78% of his passes for 1152 yards and a 9:1 TD-INT ratio. The Wolverines balanced the offensive attack as well as any team in the country with 212 yards rushing and 246 yards passing. The Wolverines defense is allowing just 11 points per game and 247 yards per game at 2.6 yards per rush and 14 sacks in a 3-0 Big Ten start.

Final Score Prediction: Michigan: 27 | Penn State: 24

Penn State vs Michigan Betting Trends

- Penn State is 5-0 straight up in its last 5 games.
- Penn State 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 road games.
- Penn State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against Michigan.
- Michigan is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
- Michigan is 11-0 in their last 11 home games.
- The total has gone Under is 6 of Michigan's last 7 games.

Penn State vs Michigan Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The winner of this game keeps pace with Ohio State for the inside track to the Big Ten East division title. Penn State squeezed past Purdue on the road and also buried Auburn away from home while scoring 76 points in those two games. Freshman RBs Nicholas Singleton and Kaytron Allen have combined for 757 yards rushing, 6.4 yards per rush and 8 touchdowns, and the Lions offense runs for 191 and passes for 251 yards per game.

Michigan has won 11 straight home games with their last loss at the "Big House" in 2020 to Penn State, 27-17. Nittany Lions QB Sean Clifford returns to the scene with plenty of support for another big battle and projected close contest. Take 7 points with the Nittany Lions when it pops by game day.

Bet: Penn State +6.5 (-102)

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