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College Football Michigan vs. Penn State Week 12 Picks & Predictions

Big Ten rivals will clash at 12:00PM ET today when Penn State hosts Michigan at 12:00PM ET.

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The Odds

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Nittany Lions are currently 3.5-point home underdogs versus the Wolverines while the total is listed at 41.5 points with oddsmakers expecting a low-scoring game between these two teams.

The Records

Michigan is 8-2 straight up, having lost to only Utah in its season opener and then to Michigan State on the fluke muffed punt in Ann Arbor earlier this season. The Wolverines are also 5-5 against the spread while the under is 5-4-1 in their 10 games this season. As for the Nittany Lions, they're 7-3 straight up but just 4-6 against the spread, while the under is 7-3 in their 10 games.

The Pick

The last two games between these two teams have been decided by a combined eight points and this contest should be close throughout as well. Michigan's defense has been outstanding all season long and it won't come anywhere close to allowing 41 points to Penn State like it did Indiana last Saturday. That said, PSU has been equally impressive on the defensive side of the ball this season, as it has allowed just 17.7 points per game (13th nationally) and 159.0 yards per game through the air (2nd). In what might wind up being his final home game in Happy Valley, look for Christian Hackenberg to play well and for the Nittany Lions to be in position to win the game outright.


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