The Penn State Nittany Lions will look to take down the Michigan State Spartans and keep their hopes alive for a berth in the Big Ten title game when they host their conference rivals at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 3:30 PM ET with the contest airing live on ESPN. Week 13’s college football Michigan State Vs Penn State point-spread favors the home team by 12.5-points.
Michigan State Spartans Vs Penn State Nittany Lions Spread & ATS Pick
What: Michigan State Spartans (3-8) at No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions (9-2)
When: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: University Park, PA
Stadium: Beaver Stadium
Spread: Penn State -12.5
Moneyline: Michigan State +370 vs Penn State -465
Game Total: 54
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Michigan State vs Penn State
Why Bet The Michigan State Spartans to beat the Penn State Nittany Lions
The Spartans have lost eight of their last nine games, but they’ll look to play spoiler when they it the road to face Penn State on Saturday.
Michigan State put up a great effort last weekend but ended up on the wrong side of a heartbreaking 17-16 loss to No. 2 Ohio State.
The Spartans are averaging 25.1 points per game to rank 90th nationally in scoring as quarterback Tyler O’Connor has completed a modest 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,852 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions while running back LJ Scott has rushed for a team-high 935 yards and six touchdowns.
Defensively, Michigan State is allowing 26.2 points per game to rank a respectable 55th nationally in points allowed.
Why Bet The Penn State Nittany Lions to bet the Michigan State Spartans
The Nittany Lions have covered the spread in four straight games including their emphatic 39-0 shutout win over Rutgers last weekend as a 25-point favorite.
Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley is completing just 54.9 percent of his passes, but has thrown for 2,600 yards with 17 touchdowns and just five interceptions.
The Nittany Lions are averaging 187.9 rushing yards per contest with underrated running back Saquon Barkley racking up a team-high 1,205 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Defensively, Penn State is allowing 23.7 points per game to rank a respectable 41st nationally in points allowed.
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
If you don’t know, Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley has as much moxie as any quarterback in the country. Not only that, but the Nittany Lions also have n elite running back in Saquon Barkley that I believe is s good as any back in the country.
With that said, I’m going to advise you to back the Nittany Lions to get the win and narrow ATS cover against a Michigan State team that I expect to be running on fumes after going all out last weekend in a bid to upset hated Ohio State.
The Spartans are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while the Nittany Lions have gone 3-0-1 ATS in their last four home games and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Penn State has a shot to reach the Big Ten title game and they won’t blow it by falling to the Spartans in this contest. Penn State will get the win and narrow ATS cover to complete their transition from also-ran to legitimate national powerhouse.