ESPN will be showing the game between Michigan and Penn State on Saturday night with the Wolverines a 3-point favorite in NCAA betting at Sbgglobal.
Why ESPN is showing the game is in question since neither Michigan nor Penn State is very good. The Wolverines are favored in college football betting and they at least have an exciting young player in Denard Robinson.
Michigan is 5-2 while Penn State is 4-3 but neither team is one to get excited about. At least with Michigan they have Robinson and he is worth watching. The Wolverines are averaging 250.4 yards per game through the air and 281.6 yards per game on the ground. Robinson has nine rushing TD’s and nine TD passes.
Michigan has no defense at all. They are allowing 441 total yards per game. They are allowing 296.3 passing yards per game. Penn State’s defense is not much better. They gave up 433 total yards last week to a bad Minnesota team.
Penn State Injury
Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden was injured in last week’s game vs. Minnesota and may not play on Saturday. QB Matt McGloin stepped in last week and threw for 76 yards and two TD. The Nittany Lions should score some points against Michigan simply because the Wolverines have no defense. The problem for the Nittany Lions is that they may not be able to put up enough points to stay with Michigan who has the best player in the game in Denard Robinson.
Series and Trends
Michigan and Penn State will be meeting for the 16th time in history with Michigan holding the 10-5 series edge. The Wolverines are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Wolverines are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 conference games. The Nittany Lions are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games in October. The Nittany Lions are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Penn State. Total trends indicate that the Over is 4-1 in the Wolverines last 5 games overall. The Over is 10-4 in the Wolverines last 14 road games. The Under is 10-3 in NCAA betting in the Nittany Lions last 13 home games.