College football gambling handicappers are also concerned about the state of the Penn State Nittany Lions for the rest of the season with the college football odds.
The Penn State Nittany Lions will host the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday night with kickoff set for 7 PM and a telecast on ESPN. Sports-Gambling opened with Michigan as a 1.5 point road favorite.
Michigan has a college football bet record of 5-2 straight up and 3-4 against the spread. The Wolverines are in a similar pattern to last year in that they won their first 5 games of this season before losing the last 2. Michigan’s epic collapse in the second half of last season prevented them from making a bowl.
The Wolverines are coming off a bye that followed a 38-28 home loss to Iowa. After a fast start quarterback Denard Robinson has looked far more average in the last two games and last year’s starter Tate Forcier has seen increased amounts of action as Robinson has been banged up with a shoulder injury although he is probable for this game.
Michigan ranks 2nd in the country for offense but an embarrassing 104th for defense as coordinator Greg Robinson is under fire.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have a college football betting record of 4-3 straight up and 2-5 against the spread as 83 year old Joe Paterno is more and more coming off as tired and ineffective as well as out of touch.
Penn State is coming off a 33-21 payout at woeful Minnesota and has a solid defense that is ranked 23rd for points allowed. Freshman quarterback Robert Bolden is questionable for this one due to a head injury. The Nits rank 90th in the country for scoring.
Michigan has covered just 7 out of their last 26 Big Ten Conference games and has paid out in just 3 of their last 11 road games. Penn State has covered 5 of their last 7 games that follow a payout.
Michigan has gone over the total in 10 of their last 14 road games but Penn State has gone under in 10 of their last 13 home games. Michigan has covered 4 out of their last 5 college football gambling matchups at Penn State.