Minnesota vs. Penn State Prediction
No. 16 Penn State has only one loss on the season, which came last week in Ann Arbor. Will the Nittany Lions avoid another defeat in conference play when they host Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. ET?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
409 Minnesota Golden Gophers (+4.5) at 410 Penn State Nittany Lions (-4.5); o/u 43.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 22, 2022
Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
Minnesota vs. Penn State Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 53% of bets are on Minnesota. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Game Notes
Tanner Morgan (upper body) is making the trip to Penn State but his playing status for Saturday's game remains unknown, Randy Johnson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Morgan departed last week's loss to Illinois after suffering an apparent upper-body injury and was unable to return. It's encouraging to see him traveling with the team, but it's unclear how much he's been able to practice this week. His final status will likely be revealed shortly before kickoff, with Athan Kaliakmanis waiting in the wings in case Morgan is unable to go.
Penn State Nittany Lions Game Notes
Sean Clifford (upper body) participated in Penn State's practice Wednesday, Jon Sauber of the State College Centre Daily Times reports. Clifford exited last Saturday's game versus Michigan with an upper-body injury but returned to practice Wednesday. His return is a good sign for Clifford's availability versus Minnesota on Saturday.
Minnesota vs. Penn State Betting Trends
Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings
Favorite is 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 meetings
Home team is 4-1-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings
Minnesota vs. Penn State Betting Prediction
Given the uncertainty surrounding both starting quarterbacks, the smart play in my opinion is to roll with the under tonight at Beaver Stadium. The under is 3-0-1 in the Golden Gophers’ last four conference games, is 4-1-1 in their last six games versus an opponent with a winning record and is 5-2-1 in their last eight games overall. The under is also 6-1 in the Nittany Lions’ last seven home games, is 12-3-1 in their last 16 games coming off a loss and is 15-5-1 in their last 21 games following an ATS loss.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 PREDICTION: MINNESOTA/PENN STATE UNDER 43.5