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Penn State vs Michigan Odds - Wolverines ready for a statement win

Posted by Tony Bryant on 10/19/2009 3:40:39 PM
football betting spreadThe Penn State vs Michigan odds pits one Top 25 team against one that’s on the outside looking in - but that will change after Saturday. The Nittany Lions have been unimpressive as a Top 25 team this year, and they’ve had an easy schedule to this point. Michigan is a little more tested and that will be evident to online betting cappers this week as they get the big win.

Penn State vs Michigan odds: Penn State -5

  • WHAT: NCAA football betting
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 24th – 3:30 PM ET
  • WHERE: Michigan Stadium – Ann Arbor, MI
  • PICK: Michigan +5

Penn State vs Michigan odds maker breakdown: What’s On The Line
The Nittany Lions (6-1, 2-1) have an impressive record this year, but their resume lacks bite. Penn State has defeated Akron, Syracuse, Temple, Illinois, Eastern Illinois and Minnesota. On top of that, they have only played one road game to date. The Lions don’t have much credibility after their home loss to Iowa but a win here would add to it.

The Wolverines (5-2, 1-2) have been pretty good this year with their only two losses being near wins at Iowa and Michigan State. Michigan is still undefeated at home this year. Rich Rodriguez is still looking for his first signature win at Michigan and a win here would give it to him.

Betting Edge: Michigan

Penn State vs Michigan odds maker breakdown: Offense
The Lions offense has played well in spurts but it’s really been up to quarterback Darryl Clark. When Clark has to throw to win the game, then it’s generally bad news for Penn State. When the team is running the ball well and there is offensive balance, Clark can lead them to wins. The bottom line is that this is still a defensive team with an offense that does enough to get by. They’ll be in tough against an underrated Michigan squad this weekend.

Michigan’s offense has been explosive at times, but NCAA football betting fans have also seen them be inconsistent. That’s what you get when two freshmen quarterbacks are running the show. The good news is that Tate Forcier should be healthy for this game and he’s been magical for the Wolverines at home this year. He’ll also be challenged against a good defense, but he’s found ways to win at home.

Betting Edge: Even

Penn State vs Michigan odds maker breakdown: Defense
Penn State does have the better defense in this matchup, but it’s hard to gauge how good they are since the competition has been weak. The Lions have only allowed six touchdowns all year but Iowa managed to score 21 points on them, and Illinois scored 17. We’ll see how good they really are this week.

Michigan’s defense has been good this year but, like their offense, they’ve had some bad lapses. Overall, they are a unit that is growing into a decent defense each week, but some mental mistakes should be expected.

Betting Edge: Penn State

Penn State vs Michigan odds maker breakdown: Notable Injuries
Keep an eye on Michigan running back Carlos Brown, who has missed the last two games while recovering from a concussion.

Betting Edge: Penn State

Penn State vs Michigan State betting breakdown: Outlook and Pick
Sportsbook odds makers have the Nittany Lions listed as a favorite, but there isn’t much difference between these two teams. The Wolverines are improving weekly and they will be focused as this is an important game for them. At home in front of a big audience, look for the Wolverines to get RichRod a key win.

TONY’S PICK: Wolverines +5

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