Penn State vs Michigan Picks & Predictions (NCAAF -11.28.2020)

Penn State vs Michigan Picks & Predictions (NCAAF -11.28.2020)

The Penn State Nittany Lions will battle the Michigan Wolverines in this Big Ten Conference showdown. The Nittany Lions are somehow still looking for their first win of the season and find themselves at the bottom of college football. The Wolverines are stuck in limbo and they will try to get back to .500. Two teams that are usually ranked at this point in the season will try to get a somewhat meaningful win. Who will win this game? Read our Penn State vs Michigan picks, find the best odds, lines, free bets, and legal US Sportsbooks where to place your bets!

When is Penn State vs Michigan?

Date: Saturday, Nov. 28

Location: Michigan Stadium – Ann Arbor, Michigan

Time: 12:00 PM EST

Coverage: ABC

Nittany Lions vs Wolverines Odds & Spreads

Moneyline: PEN: (+120) l MICH: (-130)

Spread: PEN: +2.5 (-105) l MICH: -2 (-110)

Total: 58 – Over: (-108) l  58.5 Under: (-105)

Betting Preview

Penn State is in last place in the Big Ten East division, 0-5 in conference play, 0-5 overall, and 0-2 away. The Nittany Lions are actually great at stacking up the number of plays in a game and they rank fourth in this statistic. Penn State averages around 25 points per game and gives up around 36. Three of their losses were double digit losses and they had two close losses. In the last four games, this team has scored around 20 or so points.

Last week, Penn State lost to Iowa 41-21. The Nittany Lions kind of made it a game in the second half, but the deficit was too much to overcome. During the game, the team made a change at quarterback Will Levis went 13 of 16, for 106 yards. The team will try to limit the turnovers and rush the ball more. The change at quarterback might spark a few wins to the season.

Michigan is fourth in the Big Ten East division, 2-3 in conference play, and 0-2 at home. The Wolverines are a top 30 team in passing yards. Their rushing defense and yards per play are in the middle of the pack. The Wolverines average around 31 points per game and give up around 36. The offense and defense haven’t meshed together all season.

Last week, the Wolverines beat Rutgers 48-42, in overtime. Michigan played hard in the second half and finally didn’t choke in crunch time. Quarterback Cade McNamara went 27 of 36, for 260 yards, and 4 touchdowns. The team rushed well, caught nice passes, and cashed in on Rutgers penalties.

Head to Head

This will be the 24th all-time meeting between the Nittany Lions and the Wolverines. Michigan leads the series with a 14-9 record. In the past ten games, Penn State is 6-4 and the ATS is tied at 5-5. The over/under is 7-3. The Nittany Lions average 28 points and the Wolverines average 27. All the key statistics are pretty even, except Michigan has the advantage in rushing yards.

Our Penn State vs Michigan Picks & Predictions

Both of these usually great football teams are looking for something positive to this weird season. Both teams have quarterback duels going on and maybe this will lead to consistent offense and some good vibes for next season. Penn State will try to have a good first half, instead of scoring in garbage time, and coming back when it is too late. The Nittany Lions will take their time on each drive and stack up the plays. The Wolverines have already had some questionable close losses and wins. The passing and third downs will be the keys for them. With all the team stats being very close and the teams sharing the same type of problems, this game will most likely be a toss up. Michigan wins 24-20 and covers the spread.