Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverines (-7)
Michigan Stadium is the location where the Michigan Wolverines (6-0) will compete against the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0) on Saturday. Penn State opens as 7-point underdogs. The over/under is 50.
The Penn State Nittany Lions step onto the field holding a record of 5-0 for this year. In their last game, the Nittany Lions took the field against the Northwestern Wildcats and notched a win by a score of 17-7. Sean Clifford went 10/20 with 140 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 115.3 and walked away from the game with 1 interception. Nicholas Singleton led the offense in rushing for the Nittany Lions with 21 attempts for 87 yds (4.1 yards per attempt). In all, they ran 78 plays which gave them a total of 360 yards. The Penn State Nittany Lions ran the football 58 different times and compiled 220 yds, earning them an average of 3.8 yds per carry. Against the rush, the Nittany Lions conceded 31 yds on 28 tries, which averages out to 1.1 yards per run allowed. Penn State conceded 15 pass completions on 37 tries for 210 yards, and a completion rate of 40.5%.
The Nittany Lions have racked up 2,218 yards in total for the season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Penn State has totaled 11 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 6 times. Penn State has tallied 112 first downs, and they have been flagged for 30 infractions for 271 yards. As a team they are averaging 192.6 yards in the run game ranking them 33rd in the country. In terms of scoring, the Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 34.4 points per game.
The Nittany Lions are sitting in 13th in college football in terms of team defense, giving up 14.8 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.9 yards per running attempt and 79.6 rushing yards per contest for the campaign. During the season, they have conceded 398 yards on the ground through 5 outings. In terms of yards via the pass, the Nittany Lions are giving up 1,310 yards which has them sitting in 65th in the country. They have conceded 262.0 yards per outing via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 49.6%. In total, they are granting 341.6 yards per game putting them at 38th in college football. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns through the air in addition to 3 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Wolverines head into this game 6-0 this season. In their last game, the Wolverines got the victory with a final of 31-10 when they faced the Indiana Hoosiers. Blake Corum carried the rock 25 times for 124 yards, finishing the contest with 5.0 yds per attempt for Michigan. J.J. McCarthy (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 304 yards on 28/36 passing while his quarterback rating was 170.7. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 8.4. Michigan gave up 25 attempts on the ground for 19 yards (0.8 yds per rush). The Wolverines passing defense allowed a completion rate of 51.0%, relinquishing 203 yards on 25 out of 49 through the air. The Wolverines finished with 469 yds on 76 plays (6.2 yds per play). Michigan ran the football for 4.1 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 165 yds on 40 attempts.
The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 458.7 yards per outing, which has them sitting 29th in Division 1. The Michigan offense has 219 yds of penalties on 24 infractions, which is 122nd in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. Over the course of the season thus far, the Wolverines have earned 1,478 yards through the air as well as an average of 246.3 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 69th in the nation. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Wolverines are ranked 7th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 43.0 points per outing.
Michigan has allowed the opposition a total of 490 yards on the ground (81.7 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have allowed 5 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 165.3 yards per outing, which puts them in 11th in college football. The Wolverines defense has been on the field for 383 plays, ranking them 47th in college football. The Wolverines are relinquishing 11.3 PPG, ranking them 5th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 68 pts.
Who will win tonight's Nittany Lions/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolverines -7
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