Penn State Nittany Lions (0-5) at Michigan Wolverines (2-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Michigan Stadium)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -3.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Michigan Wolverineshost the Penn State Nittany Lions when they meet Saturday in week 13 Big Ten college football action at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
The Penn State Nittany Lions need a victory here to rebound from a rough 0-5 record. The Penn State Nittany Lions have lost four straight road games. Sean Clifford is completing 57.2 percent of his passes for 1,070 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Clifford has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Jahan Dotson and Pat Freiermuth have combined for 837 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Parker Washington has 21 receptions. The Penn State Nittany Lions ground game is averaging 139 yards per contest, and Devyn Ford leads the way with 209 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Penn State is allowing 36 points and 360.2 yards per game. Ellis Brooks leads the Penn State Nittany Lions with 33 tackles, Shaka Toney has four sacks and Lamont Wade has one interception.
The Michigan Wolverines look for back-to-back victories to get back to a .500 record. The Michigan Wolverines have lost three straight home games. Joe Milton is completing 57.2 percent of his passes for 1,056 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Milton and Cade McNamara have combined for nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Ronnie Bell and Cornelius Johnson have combined for 582 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Giles Jackson has 15 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 122.8 yards per contest, and Hassan Haskins leads the way with 272 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 36 points and 437.8 yards per game. Josh Ross leads the Michigan Wolverines with 41 tackles, Kwity Paye has two sacks and Daxton Hill has one interception.
The Nittany Lions are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 conference games, 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wolverines are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in November and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Nittany Lions last 8 road games. The over is 25-10-1 in Wolverines last 36 home games. The Nittany Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Michigan and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
The Penn State Nittany Lions can't get out of their own way, as the offense can't finish drives, they can't run the football and the defense gets put in tough spots time and time again. The Michigan Wolverines haven't played much better, but the offense has been a little more consistent and maybe a three-overtime road win over Rutgers gets them out of the funk. The bottom line here is Penn State is unbackable, especially on the road. I don't want to lay chalk with Michigan as much as the next guy, but the alternative leaves me no choice. Give me the Michigan Wolverines and the reasonable chalk.