Penn State vs. Michigan 2022 College Football Week 7 Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

Rivals Penn State and Michigan throw down on Saturday in a game that could go a long way in determining which squad stamps their ticket to the Big Ten Championship. The game happens in Ann Arbor, which is why the Wolverines are the -6.5 chalk. Will Michigan keep their undefeated record intact? Or will Penn State make it 6-0 on the season?

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Penn State vs. Michigan 2022 Game Information

  • When: Saturday, October 15, 2022, 12:00 PM ET
  • Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: CBS Sports Radio 96.5 (Penn State) // WWJ 950 AM (Michigan)
  • Live Stream: ESPN+
  • College Footall Odds: Penn State (+7) // Michigan (-7)

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Why Bet on the Penn State Nittany Lions?

The Nittany Lions enter the game with a balanced offense. Penn State scores 34.4 points per game. The Lions average a total of 443.6 yards per. Penn State is adept at both rushing and passing the football.

Quarterback Sean Clifford averages 251 passing yards each contest. Penn State running backs go for 192.6 yards per game. The offense has turned the ball over 4 times this season, which means the Nittany Lions are good at protecting the football.

Although Penn State’s offense has played well, the Nittany Lions’ defense is the strength of the team. Penn State allows a total of 342.4 yards per game. The Nittany Lions give up 260.2 passing yards each time the D steps onto the field.

Rushers have a much tougher time acquiring yards against Penn State than passers. The Lions allow less than 83 per game on the ground. Opponents average 14. points per. Defensive end Dani Dennis-Sutton leads the team with 3 sacks.

Why Bet on the Michigan Wolverines?

Since the season started, Michigan’s offense has impressed. The Wolverines rank seventh in points per game at 43. Michigan amasses 428.7 yards per game, ranking thirtieth in the nation. Like Penn State, Michigan’s offense has a balanced attack.

Quarterback J.J. McCarthy averages 246.3 yards per game. Led by Blake Corum, Michigan running backs go for 212.3 rushing yards each contest. The most impressive stat regarding Michigan’s offense is that the unit has a single turnover in 6 games.

Michigan’s D is one of the best in the nation. The Wolverines rank fifth in total yards allowed per game and fifth in points allowed per contest. Opponents average 247 yards per matchup. Opposing teams score just 11.3 points each game versus Michigan’s D. The Wolverines have 4 takeaways. Defensive lineman Mike Morris has 5 sacks in 6 games.

Penn State vs. Michigan 2022 Betting Trends

  • Nittany Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on field turf.
  • Penn State is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 on the road.
  • Under is 4-1-1 in Penn State’s last 6 games in October.
  • Wolverines are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.
  • Michigan is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Big Ten games.
  • Under is 6-1 in Michigan’s last 7 games.

Penn State vs. Michigan 2022 Expert Betting Predictions

Penn State versus Michigan is one of the top rivalries in college football. But although the Nittany Lions are good enough to hang with Michigan, this projects as a Wolverines’ win and cover.

Michigan boasts one of the best defenses in the nation and Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford has struggled against worse teams. Clifford completed less than 55% versus Purdue, less than 65% against Central Michigan, and 50% against Northwestern.

The Wolverines should have no trouble containing Clifford and the Nittany Lions offense. When Michigan has the ball, Penn State’s D is good enough to contain McCarthy and Corum early.

The Nittany Lions D will tire in the fourth-quarter. Also, Clifford will make at least one mistake that leads to excellent field position for the Wolverines. Michigan covers.

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