NCAA football betting trends favor the Penn State Nittany Lions when they host the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, November 26th at Beaver Stadium in University Park. Here are the odds in case one would like to do some NCAAF betting at a sportsbook:
Michigan State +12½ (-110) 55 (-110) +380
Penn State -12½ (-110) 55 (-110) -475
The Spartans (3-8) narrowly lost 16-17 to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday. Tyler O’Connor threw 6 of 16 for 105 yards with one TD and two interceptions. LJ Scott ran for 160 yards and one TD on 19 carries and had 76 yards and another TD on two receptions. Montae Nicholson had 13 tackles. Demetrius Cooper had one sack. Michael Geiger kicked 1 of 1 field goals.
The Lions (9-2) shutout the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 39-0 on Saturday. Trace McSorley went 17 of 33 for 210 yards with one TD pass to Mark Allen. Saquon Barkley ran for 92 yards and one TD on 16 carries. Mike Gesicki had 47 yards on five receptions. Brandon Bell had five tackles. The Lions had three sacks. Tyler Davis made 4 of 4 field goals. The Lions have won seven games in a row.
MSU is averaging 399.7 total yards (221.3 passing and 178.5 rushing) and allowing 355.9 total yards (189.8 passing and 166.1 rushing) per game. O’Connor is 137 of 229 (59.8%) for 1852 yards with 16 TDs and nine picks. Scott has run for 935 yards and six TDs on 168 carries. R.J. Shelton has 715 yards and five TDs on 48 catches. Chris Frey has 90 combined tackles.
Penn State is averaging 430.5 total yards (238.7 passing and 191.8 rushing) and allowing 347.1 total yards (197.5 passing and 149.6 rushing) per game. McSorley is 167 of 304 (54.9%) for 2600 yards with 17 TDs and five picks. Barkley (who left the previous game due to an unspecified injury but is likely to play Saturday) has run for 1205 yards and 14 TDs on 216 carries. Chris Godwin has 627 yards and seven TDs on 42 catches. Marcus Allen has 83 combined tackles. Garrett Sickels has 6½ sacks.
NCAA football betting trends for the Spartans: 4-8-1 against the spread in the last 13 games, 1-8 straight-up in the last nine games, 1-4-1 against the spread in the last six road games, 16-6 straight-up in the last 22 road games, 1-4 straight-up in the last five road games, 5-2 against the spread in the last seven games versus the Lions, 4-2 straight-up in the last six games versus the Lions, and 2-7 straight-up in the last nine visits to Penn State. The total has gone over in five of the Spartans’ last six games when versus Penn State and in seven of MSU’s last nine visits to Penn State.
NCAA football betting trends for the Lions: 5-0 against the spread and straight-up in the last five games, 5-0 straight-up in the last five games at home, 2-5 against the spread in the last seven games versus MSU, 2-4 straight-up in the last six games versus MSU, and 7-2 straight-up in the last nine games hosting the Spartans. The total has gone over in four of the Lions’ last six home games and in seven of PSU’s last nine games hosting MSU.