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Penn State Football Opens As 7.5-Point Favorite Against Michigan

No. 7 Penn State football opened as a 7.5-point favorite to beat No. 16 Michigan in Saturday night’s White Out game, according to Odds Shark. The betting site currently predicts a final score of 37.8-24.8 for Saturday night’s game.

Last year, Michigan was a 10.5-point favorite to beat the Nittany Lions in Ann Arbor. Jim Harbaugh’s squad easily covered that spread by winning 42-7 at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines were also a 7.5-point underdog against Penn State two years ago, and James Franklin’s squad easily covered that thanks to a 42-13 victory.

The Nittany Lions are 4-2 against the spread so far this season. They failed to cover against Pitt and Purdue, but the team has covered against Idaho, Buffalo, Maryland, and Iowa. Penn State was favored by 3.5 points to beat Iowa, and it covered thanks to a failed two-point conversion by the Hawkeyes late in the fourth quarter.

This weekend’s contest will be played under White Out conditions at Beaver Stadium. Penn State will hold its annual spectacle against one of Michigan or Ohio State for the eighth straight season, and College GameDay will prelude the action for the third straight White Out weekend.

Kickoff for the Nittany Lions and Wolverines’ match-up is slated for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on ABC.

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Mikey Mandarino

In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]

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