Michigan vs Penn State NCAA Football Parlay
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Shea Patterson and the Michigan Wolverines go to Beaver Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Penn State Nittany Lions. Michigan opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites. The Wolverines are 2-4-0 ATS and 4-2-0 when betting on the total. The Nittany Lions are 2-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Michigan Wolverines faced the Illinois Fighting Illini and earned the win by a score of 42-25. Hassan Haskins led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 29 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 125 yards by way of 12 carries which had him averaging 10.4 yards per carry. Ronnie Bell led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 98 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 32.7 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Wolverines was Shea Patterson who went 11/22 with 194 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He walked away with no picks. The Wolverines ran the ball a total of 48 times and racked up a total of 295 yards which had them averaging 6.1 yards per attempt. On the day, the Wolverines earned 25 1st downs and they had 7 penalties for 54 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they finished with a total of 70 plays for a total of 489 yards. When discussing the defense, Michigan allowed 16 completions on 29 throws totaling 192 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.2%. Against the run, the Wolverines allowed 64 yards on 43 carries which is an average of 1.5 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they conceded a total of 256 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Wolverines come into this matchup with a record of 5-1 for the 2019 season. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 30.3 points per contest, putting them 58th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 156.8 rushing yards per contest which is 7th in the Big Ten Conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 11th in the Big Ten and 81st in the country with 2,328 yards. The Wolverines have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 17.5 points per contest putting them 5th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Wolverines have conceded 1,387 yards. Teams are completing 61.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.1 yards per try. In regard to yards on the ground, Michigan is giving up 123.2 yards per contest putting them 9th in the conference and 40th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3 yards per rush ranking them 5th in the Big Ten Conference and 18th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 739 yards rushing through 6 games.
In their last game, the Penn State Nittany Lions went up against the Iowa Hawkeyes and won 17-12. Leading the way at QB for the Nittany Lions was Sean Clifford who went 12/24 with 117 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Noah Cain paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for 102 yards via 22 carries which meant he averaged 4.6 yards per run. KJ Hamler was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 61 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 8.7 yards per reception for the game. The Nittany Lions ended up rushing 51 times and totaled 191 yards giving them an average of 3.7 yards per attempt. On the day, the Nittany Lions earned a total of 20 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 80 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. In all, they totaled 75 plays for a total of 308 yards. When discussing the defense, Penn State allowed 25 catches on 43 tries totaling 286 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.1%. In the running game, the Nittany Lions allowed 70 yards on 30 attempts which gave them an average of 2.3 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed 356 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
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The Nittany Lions come into this game with a record of 6-0. Penn State has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 194 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 40th in college football. As a team, they have a total of 1,164 yards rushing through 6 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Nittany Lions average 468.2 yards per game overall putting them 26th in college football and 2nd in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions are giving up 8.2 points per game ranking them 2nd in the Big Ten and 2nd in the country. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the country. They are giving up 205.8 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Nittany Lions sit in 10th in the conference. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 49 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are giving up 53.8 yards per contest which puts them at 3rd in the country and 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. This year, they have conceded 323 rushing yards and 1.2 rushing TDs.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Nittany Lions +4.5 and over the total points
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