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Michigan at Penn State Betting Preview

Published on 11/13/2021
By Zachary Cohen
Michigan running back Hassan Haskins
Michigan running back Hassan Haskins has rushed for 829 yards and 11 TDs in 2021.
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11/13 12:00 PM ET
Spread
ML
Score
133MIC(2)
-2.5
-140
21
134PSU
48
120
17

Three things you should know before betting on Michigan-Penn State: 

1. Michigan and Penn State meet in Happy Valley for a prime-time showdown in the Big Ten. Both of these teams are coming off of convincing victories last Saturday: the Wolverines beat Indiana, 29-7, as three-touchdown home favorites while the Nittany Lions earned a 31-14 victory as 10-point road favorites against Maryland. Don't expect home-field advantage to make too big of a difference in this game. The road team has covered in each of the last two meetings between the teams, and the Wolverines will want revenge for the Nittany Lions storming into The Big House and leaving with a win last year. 

2. This will be Penn State's first home game since the team's 20-18 nine-overtime loss to Illinois as a 24.5-point favorite three Saturdays ago. Since the start of the 2019 season, the Nittany Lions are 3-8 against the spread in conference home games. Also, under head coach Jim Harbaugh, Michigan is 10-4 both straight-up and against the spread when facing teams with winning percentages between 50% and 75%. 

3. In the last nine meetings between these two teams, the Over is 6-2-1. In that time, the Over is 4-0 in the games these two have played at Beaver Stadium. The Over also happens to be 8-2 in the 10 games that Michigan has played with a line between +3 and -3 under Harbaugh. And if that's not enough, the Over is also 9-3 when Michigan has played as an underdog in that time. 

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