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 vs. Michigan betting odds and lines

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

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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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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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