Free Week 8 Prediction: Wolverines vs Nittany Lions Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(5-1) Michigan Wolverines vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (6-0)
Date: Saturday, October 21st
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Beaver Stadium, Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Penn State -10
NCAA Betting Total: 41
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We have reached week eight of the college football season and most teams are playing the conference portion of their schedule.
One of those games is a Big Ten showdown on Saturday night in Happy Valley.
The Michigan Wolverines come to town to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Wolverines have won the last three games played between the two teams.
Last year the Wolverines dominated the game winning 49-10.
The Michigan Wolverines had high hopes coming into this season, and although they can still reach all their goals this is a must win game for the team.
After losing two weeks ago their rival Michigan State they struggled against The Indiana Hoosiers last week. Although they did come out ahead 27-20 they looked like a team that was maybe a .500 team not a team that was was trying to compete for a Big Ten Title.
One of the biggest issues for their team is their starting quarterback went down. Wilton Speight has a fractured vertebrae and will probably miss the rest of the season.
Senior John O’Korn has taken over that role and has struggled with it. He has thrown for 563 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.
In the last game against Indiana he only threw for 58 yards.
It’s pretty clear the coaching staff doesn’t trust him, and that has really hurt the chances for the offense to preform with constant success.
Penn State Nittany Lions
On the other side of this match up is the Penn State Nittany Lions who have looked like they are the class of the Big Ten so far this year.
Besides the game against Iowa where they needed a touchdown on the last play to win, they really haven’t had any trouble with the other games.
For the Nittany Lions they are dominant on both sides of the ball. They come into this game averaging 39.7 points per game while only giving up nine points a game on the defensive side.
In this game I would look for the defense to come out early and be aggressive.
They know that they can force some turnovers against the Wolverines and I would look for them to try and get them early and often.
If they can force a few turnovers this game is going to get ugly real early. On the offensive side this team just needs to play their game.
The can exploit some of the holes in a defense for the Wolverines that hasn’t been as good as of late.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 9-2 in MICH last 11 road games.
- Over is 19-7-1 in MICH last 27 games overall.
- MICH are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games on grass.
- PSU are 10-0-2 ATS in their last 12 games on grass.
- PSU are 13-1-2 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- PSU are 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
I am actually surprised this spread isn’t a little more with how the Wolverines have struggled coming into this game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Penn State -10
The Nittany Lions defense is going to have no problems creating turnovers in this one. The offense will get rolling early and that will lead to a game that they not only win, but them covering the spread.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Penn State 34 – Michigan 14
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