Penn State vs. Michigan picks, predictions, odds Big Ten football game – The Arizona Republic

  • October 13, 2022

The Penn State Nittany Lions play the Michigan Wolverines in a key Week 7 Big Ten college football game on Saturday.
Which team will win the game?
Check out these picks, predictions and odds for the game, which is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. MST and can be seen on Fox.
Michigan is a 6.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
Michigan is -290 on the moneyline and Penn State is +225.
The over/under for the game is set at 51.5 points.
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Pete Fiutak writes: “The Penn State attack will struggle late, McCarthy will come up with one terrific drive to finally give the home side the lead, and Clifford’s last two passes will misfire to close out a tense thriller.”
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Chris Peterson writes: “Sean Clifford is a veteran but I’d take J.J. McCarthy, Blake Corum, and the Michigan defense over the Nittany Lions. And Michigan football will win a close, competitive game 27-17.”
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Matt Rooney writes: “Our prediction to win this contest is Michigan, and we predict that Penn State will cover the spread (Michigan -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 52.5 points.”
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Josh Yourish writes: “If Sean Clifford has shown anything from what feels like a decade in Happy Valley, it’s that he will absolutely never come through in an important game. Michigan could have stuck with Cade McNamara after he got them to the playoff last year, but they realized that J.J. McCarthy could be special and might elevate them to the next level offensively. That is what Franklin should have done with Will Levis and now needs to do with Drew Allar, because Clifford will never get the Nittany Lions over the hump.”
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Randy Chambers writes: “The Michigan Wolverines make a case as the best defensive team in college football, and their offense is seventh in scoring offense. There are just levels here, and Michigan is a couple levels above, honestly. I’d need more points to consider the Nittany Lions. Give me the Wolverines by double digits.”
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It writes: “This has been a tightly contested series, with Michigan escaping with a 21-17 road victory against Penn State a season ago. The Nittany Lions have an extra week to prepare for this game and have a true road victory versus Auburn. Take the points.”
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