Michigan versus Penn State: Prediction, pick, chances, line, point spread, review, football match-up, opening shot time
Two groups planning to win the Big Ten East go head to head under the lights on Saturday
It’s a gigantic matchup Saturday in Happy Valley when No. 7 Penn State plays host to No. 16 Michigan under the lights. What’s more, there’s bounty hanging in the balance other than simply getting a success. In a Big Ten East division that incorporates the behemoth No. 4 Ohio State, neither of these groups can bear the cost of a misfortune in this game. That particularly applies to Michigan, which as of now has a gathering misfortune on its resume on account of Wisconsin. A second misfortune here everything except takes out Michigan from arriving at Indianapolis.
In the interim, if Penn State is not kidding about its College Football Playoff trusts, it needs to show out in a major manner in this spotlight matchup. In the wake of knocking off Iowa out and about seven days back, the Nittany Lions have another shot to reinforce their resume against the Wolverines. Also, similar to Michigan, this is a division game, and it’s one the Lions can’t stand to drop in the event that they need a playoff shot.
As such, this game has all that you trust in when you see it on the calendar before the season even starts.
Michigan: There has been a ton made of what Jim Harbaugh hasn’t done at Michigan. He hasn’t beaten Ohio State, and he hasn’t done well against positioned groups out and about. Indeed, one thing he’s done a moderately great job of is beating Penn State. Michigan has confronted Penn State multiple times under Harbaugh, and it’s won three of them. A fourth success will be troublesome here, however there are indications of consolation with the Wolverines. The offense is as yet a work in progress, yet Penn State recognizes what it resembles to change to an up-rhythm spread assault from an all the more professional style offense. It did so itself a couple of years prior, and it sputtered out of the entryways before making sense of things later in the season. Possibly we begin to see signs with Michigan this end of the week, however we’ve just observed the turnaround on edge side of the ball. After a moderate beginning to the year, Michigan’s resistance has piled on 14 sacks and 25 handles for misfortune the most recent two weeks. So as to get any opportunity of pulling off the furious here, the Wolverines will require that equivalent protection to appear on Saturday.
Penn State: This is something of a “demonstrate it” game for Penn State. No one questions the Nittany Lions are great, yet would they say they are a genuine Big Ten title contender? Would this be able to group knock off Ohio State? We’ll show signs of improvement thought for this present week against Michigan. Penn State has battled unpalatably this season against strong safeguards. Both Pitt and Iowa – the two great barriers the Lions have confronted – held it to 17 points. Michigan’s safeguard will give another test, and this will be new QB Sean Clifford’s hardest test to date. Iowa’s resistance is to a greater degree a “twist yet don’t-break” unit. This Michigan safeguard can bring weight. How Clifford handles it will go far to deciding how this one goes. Fortunately Penn State’s safeguard is very salty itself, and the Michigan offense will give it a few chances to swing this game.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 19 | Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Area: Beaver Stadium – University Park, Pennsylvania
Television: ABC | Live stream: WatchESPN.com
Game forecast, picks
Throughout the entire existence of this arrangement between Jim Harbaugh and James Franklin, the games have would in general be victories. The primary gathering was a 28-16 win by Michigan, yet in the three games since the normal edge of triumph for either group has been 34.3 focuses. I don’t think we’ll see a comparable game this end of the week. I anticipate that the two offenses should battle, so in the event that you need to take the under, I don’t blame you. By and by, I incline toward taking Michigan and the focuses. Penn State ought to be supported here, however I think the oddsmakers (or the overall population at any rate) are giving it a lot of a bit of leeway against this Michigan side. Pick: Michigan (+7.5)