Free Week 13 Prediction: Spartans vs Nittany Lions Odds
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(3-8) Michigan State Spartans vs. #8 Penn State Nittany Lions (9-2)
Date: Saturday November 26
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Penn State -12.5
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
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Penn State has a chance to clinch a spot in the Big 10 title game when they meet with Michigan State on Saturday.
Michigan State nearly spoiled the party for the Buckeyes last week and will look to complete the job this time around here on Saturday against the #8 team in the nation.
Michigan State Spartans
It’s been an absolutely dreadful season for the Michigan State Spartans.
After winning the Big 10 title last year, Michigan State has just 3 wins this season and endured a 7 game losing streak that buried their chances at reaching a bowl game.
The Spartans had a chance to ruin the Buckeyes season last week and failed on a 2 point conversion with just minutes remaining that would have given them the lead.
While it wouldn’t be much, ruining the Nittany Lions chances at the Big Ten Championship, along with a shot at the BCS Playoff would be a small victory for these seniors.
For the Spartans, it comes down to the defensive end.
Michigan State has been horrific on that side of the ball, giving up 26.2 points per game this year.
The Spartans forced turnovers and got huge stops against a very talented Ohio State defense last week. Getting off the field on third down and using their defense to control the tempo is extremely important here.
#8 Penn State Nittany Lions
The Nittany Lions are in an interesting position. They have the upperhand on the #2 Buckeyes and #3 Wolverines in terms of the Big Ten East.
All Penn State has to do is win and they will find themselves in the Big Ten Championship Game. Should the Buckeyes beat Michigan, it would raise an interesting topic if the Nittany Lions went on to win the Big Ten considering they beat the Buckeyes this year.
However, those 2 losses could be too much to overcome.
Still, the Nittany Lions have a lot of work to be done to even consider that, as they were knocked around by this Michigan State team last season.
Penn State is leaning on their offense to set the tone in games.
Penn State is one of the best in the Big Ten in scoring, as they are averaging 35.8 points per game.
RB Saquon Barkley has rushed for over 1200 yards this season and has 16 touchdowns to his credit.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Spartans are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Spartans are 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Spartans are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win.
- Nittany Lions are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Nittany Lions are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.
- Nittany Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
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All the pressure is on Penn State.
Look for Michigan State to really battle here knowing they don’t have a tomorrow.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Michigan State +12.5
Expect this one to be close, as the Spartans showed last week they can certainly compete.
Week 13 Free Score Prediction: Penn State 27- Michigan State 24
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