CFB Week 8 Picks: Penn State at Michigan Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
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Saturday, 24 October 2009 08:54
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PSU at Michigan

Penn State has played like a new team since losing to Iowa earlier this season and on Saturday

the Nittany Lions look stay in the hunt for the Big Ten Conference hunt when they travel to Michigan for a 3:30PM ET kickoff from Michigan Stadium.

Bet Penn State at Michigan
Penn State is 6-1 on the year and 3-4 against the spread with all three covers coming after the 21-10 to the Hawkeyes on Sept. 26. Penn State has won its last three games by a combined score of 107-20. Daryll Clark has thrown for 1,654 yards and 13 touchdowns this season while Evan Royster has rushed for 641 yards and four touchdowns. Derek Moye has caught 27 passes for 472 yards and four touchdowns while Chaz Powell has 21 receptions for 316 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, the Nittany Lions are tops in the Big Ten in points allowed (8.7) and yards allowed (238.9) per-game. Penn State has given up just 528 rushing yards on the season.

Michigan has the top rushing attack in the Big Ten with 1,645 yards and the Wolverines lead the conference in points per-game, scoring an average of 37.3. Carlos Brown has 336 yards and three touchdowns to lead the team while Brandon Minor and Denard Robinson each have 274 yards with nine combined touchdowns. Tate Forcier has 1,027 yards passing and nine touchdowns and 180 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Michigan is 5-2 on the season and 4-2 against the spread. Both of Michigan’s losses are by six points or less. On defense, the Wolverines are third to last in the conference in passing yards allowed, giving up 1,630 yards through the air. Michigan has won five-straight in the series at home.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made Penn State 4.5-point road favorites over Michigan on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 48.
College Football Week 8 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

MICHIGAN is 8-5 against the spread versus PENN ST since 1992

MICHIGAN is 10-4 straight up against PENN ST since 1992

7 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

MICHIGAN is 1-1 against the spread versus PENN ST over the last 3 seasons 

MICHIGAN is 1-1 straight up against PENN ST over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at MICHIGAN since 1992

MICHIGAN is 3-3 against the spread versus PENN ST since 1992

MICHIGAN is 5-2 straight up against PENN ST since 1992

4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons.

MICHIGAN is 1-0 against the spread versus PENN ST over the last 3 seasons 

MICHIGAN is 1-0 straight up against PENN ST over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 8 College Football Injury Report
PENN ST

[LB] 08/17/2009 - Michael Mauti out for season ( Knee ) 

[LB] 10/03/2009 - Sean Lee "?" ( Knee ) 

[DT] 10/01/2009 - Brandon Ware out indefinitely ( Foot ) 

MICHIGAN

[C] 09/21/2009 - David Molk expected to miss 4-6 weeks ( Foot )
Penn State at Michigan Current Odds
Penn State Nittany Lions -4.5 Over 48 (-200)

Michigan Wolverines +4.5 Under 48 (+170)

Player Props:

Total completions for Daryll Clark (PS): Over/Under 19.5

Total passing yards for Clark: Over/Under 235.5

Total touchdown passes for Clark: Over/Under 1.5

Total rushing yards for Evan Royster (PS): Over/Under 84.5

Total receptions for Royster (PS): Over/Under 1.5

Total receiving yards for Derek Moye (PS): Over/Under 57.5

Total receptions for Chaz Powell (PS): Over/Under 2.5

Total receptions for Graham Zug (PS): Over/Under 3.5

Total receptions for Andrew Quarless (PS): Over/Under 3

Total passing yards for Tate Forcier (MI): Over/Under 205.5

Total pass attempts for Forcier: Over/Under 28.5

Total passing touchdowns + interceptions for Forcier: Over/Under 2.5

Total rushing attempts for Forcier: Over/Under 10.5

Total rushing yards for Brandon Minor: Over/Under 65.5

Total rushing attempts for Denard Robinson (MI): Over/Under 5.5

Total receiving yards for Martavious Odom (MI): Over/Under 39.5

Total receptions for Darryl Stonum (MI): Over/Under 2.5

Total receptions for Kevin Kroger (MI): Over/Under 2.5

Total receptions for Junior Hemingway (MI): Over/Under 1.5

Bet Penn State at Michigan
Posted: 10/24/09 1:54PM ET

 

 

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