Penn State vs. Michigan State Prediction
Big Ten rivals meet in East Lansing on Saturday afternoon when No. 12 Michigan State hosts Penn State at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC. These two teams have cashed the over in previous meetings but will that be the case today?
223 Penn State Nittany Lions (-4) at 224 Michigan State Spartans (+4); o/u 51.5
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 27, 2021
Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
Penn State Nittany Lions Game Notes
Penn State redshirt senior QB Sean Clifford (illness) will be fully healthy this Saturday when PSU travels to play Michigan State. Clifford (6'2/219) left Saturday’s game against Rutgers in the first quarter (undisclosed) and was taken to the locker room after completing 2-of-8 passes for 23 yards in Saturday's 28-0 win over Rutgers. He was clearly not himself, and now we know why Clifford was off his game against the Scarlet Knights. The redshirt senior signal caller has completed 224-of-362 passes for 2,599 yards, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions in addition to posting 142 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Clifford faces a stiff test against at Michigan State this Saturday in what will be the final regular season game of his career.
Michigan State Spartans Game Notes
Michigan State junior RB Kenneth Walker has significantly moved down in the odds to win the Heisman Trophy according to PointsBet. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Walker (5'10/210) has come on strong over the last few weeks with incredible performances, and the virtually unknown transfer from Wake Forest was becoming a superstar. This past Saturday against Ohio State was not only crucial in the race for the Big Ten title, but also for Walker himself as he was on the same field as fellow Heisman favorite Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud. It was Stroud with the fantastic performance of 493 passing and six touchdowns. Walker would have his worse game of the year with 25 rushing yards. This loss for MSU completely takes them out of the Big Ten title contention, and for Walker, he's all been out of the race for the Heisman. Following the game, his odds went from +225 to +2500. Walker will prepare for the regular season finale against Penn State.
Penn State vs. Michigan State Betting Prediction
The over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and has cashed in four of the previous five meetings in East Lansing. The over is also 6-1 in the Spartans’ last seven home games, is 9-3 in their last 12 games coming off a loss of more than 20 points and is 19-9 in their last 28 games when they’re listed as a home dog.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 13 PREDICTION: PENN STATE/MICHIGAN STATE OVER 51.5