Penn State at Michigan Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 10/9/2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor
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The Penn State Nittany Lions (4-1) will try to get back on the winning track on Saturday night when they the face Michigan Wolverines (2-4) in a Big Ten battle. Penn State won this matchup 43-40 in four overtimes last season.
Penn State was unable to score a touchdown for the first time this season when they were beaten by Northwestern two weeks ago. They had just 50 rushing yards in that loss and they only converted three of their 17 third down opportunities.
On defense, the Nittany Lions have been very solid by only giving up 14.6 points per game. Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton has caught 36 passes for 502 yards already this season, but he doesn't have any touchdowns yet. Running back Bill Belton has three rushing touchdowns this year, but he is only averaging 3.9 yards per carry.
Michigan lost their third game in a row last weekend when they were beaten 26-24 by Rutgers on the road. The Wolverines only has 178 passing yards in that game while their defense gave up 402 passing yards.
Michigan's biggest struggle has been in the passing game, which is only gaining 173.2 yards per game. Senior quarterback Devin Gardner has completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 911 yards and five touchdowns this season, but he has also already thrown seven interceptions. Running back Derrick Green has 471 yards and three touchdowns and is averaging 5.7 yards per carry.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
Penn State Nittany Lions are 3-2-0 Against the Spread
Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-3-0 against the Over/Under
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
Michigan Wolverines are 2-4-0 Against the Spread
Michigan Wolverines are 3-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Penn State Nittany Lions
10/05/14 LB Nyeem Wartman Arm "?" Saturday vs. Michigan
08/11/14 RE Adam Breneman Knee out indefinitely
08/02/14 LB Ben Kline Achilles out indefinitely
08/02/14 C Miles Dieffenbach Knee out indefinitely
10/05/14 QB Shane Morris Head "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
09/09/14 LB Desmond Morgan Arm out indefinitely
09/04/14 OL Kyle Bosch Personal out indefinitely
08/28/14 WR Drake Harris Hamstring out indefinitely
08/28/14 RB Ty Isaac Eligibility out for season
08/09/14 DB Delano Hill Leg out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State
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