Saturday, November 28, 2015
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The Penn State Nittany Lions matchup against the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 11 point favorites and the over/under was set at 56.
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Penn State was led in passing last game by Christian Hackenberg, who finished with 137 yards through the air. He went 13 for 31 on the game, good for a 42% completion percentage. Saquon Barkley was the rushing leader for the Nittany Lions last game. He carried the ball 15 times for an average of 5 yards per carry and ended with 68 yards. Chris Godwin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 51 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Penn State totaled 207 yards by way of 54 plays. They rushed the ball 22 times for a total of 70 yards on the game and the Nittany Lions totaled 14 first downs by getting 4 rushing, 4 passing and 6 by penalty.
Michigan State was led in passing last game by Tyler O'Connor, who finished with 89 yards through the air. He went 7 for 12 on the game, good for a 58% completion percentage. Gerald Holmes was the rushing leader for the Spartans last game. He carried the ball 14 times for an average of 5 yards per carry and ended with 65 yards. Aaron Burbridge was the team leader in receiving with a total of 62 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Michigan State totaled 294 yards by way of 67 plays. They rushed the ball 51 times for a total of 203 yards on the game and the Spartans totaled 17 first downs by getting 14 rushing, 3 passing and 0 by penalty.
Penn State is averaging a total of 24.4 points per game on offense. In the air, they are attempting an average of 28.6 passes per game and completing 15.1 of them for a 52.7 percent completion percentage on the year. They are throwing for 201 yards per game through the air as well. The Nittany Lions are running for an average of 136.3 yards per game on 33.4 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They run 62 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 337.3 total yards each outing. The Nittany Lions get 16.2 first downs per game and they average 41.5 penalty yards via 5.1 penalties each contest.
Penn State allows 167.8 passing yards per game and 18.6 points per contest on defense. They give up 16.6 completions on 29.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.8. The Nittany Lions give up 146.3 rushing yards per contest on 39.3 carries for a 3.7 average per carry. Penn State allows 314.1 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 63.2 yards per game.
Michigan State is accumulating 31.5 points per game on offense. In the air, they attempt an average of 30.9 passes per game and complete 17.2 of them for a 55.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for an average of 238.2 yards per game through the air as well. The Spartans run for an average of 157.9 yards per game on 40.3 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season. They run 71.2 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 396.1 total yards per game. The Spartans are averaging 21.8 first downs per outing and accumulate 42.5 penalty yards via 5.2 penalties each game.
Michigan State allows an average of 225.1 passing yards and 21.5 points per contest. They give up 18.2 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.7 per game. The Spartans give up 117.8 rushing yards per game on 33.2 carries for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. Michigan State allows 342.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 5.6 penalties for 48.7 yards in each contest.
Penn State Betting Trends
Penn State is 4-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
Penn State has an ATS record of 4-7-0 this season
Michigan State Betting Trends
Michigan State is 5-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Michigan State has an ATS record of 4-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/22/15 TE Adam Breneman Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
11/22/15 OL Andrew Nelson Knee "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
11/22/15 DB Christian Campbell Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
11/22/15 PK Joey Julius Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
11/12/15 DB Jordan Lucas Arm out for season
09/12/15 TE Kyle Carter Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/06/15 LB Nyeem Wartman-White Knee out for season
11/23/15 QB Damion Terry Ankle probable Saturday vs. Penn State
11/22/15 QB Connor Cook Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Penn State
10/19/15 OL Dennis Finley Fibula out for season
10/18/15 DB Jalen Watts-Jackson Hip out for season
10/17/15 DB R.J. Williamson Bicep out indefinitely
10/02/15 DE Montez Sweat Suspension out indefinitely
09/19/15 CB Vayante Copeland Neck out for season
09/07/15 DB Mark Meyers Suspension out indefinitely
08/13/15 LB Ed Davis Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Penn State
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