|2013 ESPN College Football Week 7 Odds: Michigan vs. Penn State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 10 October 2013 12:00|
Michigan vs. Penn State Odds
Michigan is 5-0 overall, 1-0 in the Big Ten, 1-0 on the road and 3-2 against the spread. Penn State is 3-2 overall, 0-1 on the road, 2-1 at home and 2-3 against the spread. Penn State has won its last three meetings with Michigan.
Trends show that Penn State is 5-2 against the spread in its last 7 meetings with Michigan and these two teams have hit the over in 5 of their last 7 meetings at Penn State.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Michigan is the slight favorite at Penn State, as the Wolverines have odds of -2 points against the Nittany Lions. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Michigan favored by 3 points. The spread quickly made the drop to 2 points. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 51 points.
Michigan is off to a 5-0 start thanks to a 42-13 win over Minnesota last week. The Wolverines are averaging 38.8 points per game offensively, while the defense is holding foes to just 19.4 points per contest. Quarterback Devin Gardner has thrown for 1,036 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for 318 yards and six scores. He does, however, also have eight interceptions.
Penn State is coming off a 44-24 loss at Indiana last week. The Nittany Lions are still only allowing 20.4 points per game despite the loss last week, while the offense is scoring 31.4 points per contest. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg has thrown for 1,367 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the offense while receiver Allen Robinson has 38 receptions for 621 yards and five touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Michigan defensive tackle Ondre Pipkins will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Penn State tight end Brent Wilkerson (back) and safety Ryan Keiser (hand) are both questionable for this game.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Michigan, as the Wolverines are getting 78% of the wagers with odds of -2 points at Penn State on Saturday.