Michigan vs. Penn State Betting Odds: Nittany Lions Open As Small Home Favorites in Big Ten Battle

Written By Katie Kohler on November 7, 2021

Penn State snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Maryland, 31-14. The Nittany Lions led 7-6 at the half, but opened it up to easily cover the 10-point spread.

No. 23 Penn State will host No. 9 Michigan (8-1 overall, 5-1 Big Ten) at noon on Nov. 13. The win makes Penn State (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten) bowl-eligible. Michigan is coming off a 29-7 win over Indiana.

After starting the season 5-0, Penn State was +3000 win the College Football National Championship. Now, at 5-3, their odds are +50,000. Their odds for a Big Ten Championship were +500, now they are +50,000.

Sports betting apps opened with Penn State between a 1 to 1.5-point favorite with the total points line at 48.5.

Michigan vs. Penn State betting lines, odds and preview

Penn State vs. Michigan betting info from DraftKings

  • Penn State is 6-2-1 ATS; Michigan 7-2 ATS
  • Penn State O/U record 2-7; Michigan O/U 4-5
  • Penn State avg. points for 27; Michigan avg. points for 36.2
  • Penn State avg. points against 16.7; Michigan avg. points against 16

Player props are not offered at PA sportsbooks. You won’t see markets such as individual player props for over/under passing yards for quarterbacks.

Players to watch for Penn State

  • Sean Clifford has passed for 2371 yards, 16 TDs, and 6 INTs
  • Jahan Dotson hauled in 932 receiving yards and 9 TDs
  • Noah Cain leads the Nittany Lions with 293 rushing yards

Players to watch for Michigan

  • Cade McNamara passed for 1666 yards, 9 TDs and 2 INTs
  • Hassan Haskins carried the ball for 829 yards and 11 TDs
  • Cornelius Johnson has 426 receiving yards and 3 TDs

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Penn State 2021 odds tracker

Penn State over/under win total prior to the start of the season OVER 8.5 (-125)/UNDER 8.5 (+105). Their remaining schedule is home versus Michigan, home versus Rutgers and on the road against No. 8 Michigan State.

Odds via DraftKings

 PreseasonWeek 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 10
National Championsip+6000+5000+5000+3000+3000+2500+7500+20000+50,000
Big Ten Title+900+600+650+500+600+500+1400+50,000
Big Ten East Division +600+500+400
To make playoffsNo (-4000)
Yes (+1300)
No (-1400)
Yes (+700)
No (-3500)
Yes (+1400)
Sean Clifford Heisman+7500+7500+7500+5000+4000+4000+20000

Complete College Football Odds at PA Sportsbooks

Lead photo by Julio Cortez/AP

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