The No. 12 Michigan State Spartans and Penn State Nittany Lions will close out their regular season with one final game on Saturday before gearing up for whatever bowl game they’re assigned to. Head coaches Mel Tucker and James Franklin are both set to see significant raises to stay with their programs in a busy coaching carousel.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Penn State: 12 overall, 64 offense, 5 defense
Michigan State: 34 overall, 32 offense, 30 defense
RB John Lovett - Questionable (flu)
QB Sean Clifford - Probable (illness)
QB Ta’Quan Roberson - Questionable (undisclosed)
G Matt Carrick - Questionable (undisclosed)
WR Ian Stewart - Questionable (undisclosed)
WR Jalen Nailor - Questionable (hand)
T Jarrett Horst - Questionable (illness)
WR Jayden Reed - Questionable (lower body)
DT Simeon Barrow - Questionable (undisclosed)
LB Itayvion Brown - Questionable (hand)
TE Trenton Gillison - Out indefinitely (undisclosed)
Against The Spread
Penn State: 7-4 ATS
Michigan State: 7-3-1 ATS
Penn State: Over 2-9
Michigan State: Over 6-5
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Penn State: 13 overall, 14 offense, 10 defense
Michigan State: 39 overall, 43 offense, 34 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Penn State -2
Moneyline: Penn State -180, Michigan State +155
Opening line: Penn State -1
Opening total: 53.5
Michigan State +2
Without a ton on the line in this matchup, we’ll go with the Spartans to be the team that will be more motivated to get a win at home. Michigan State is coming off an embarrassing loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes and would love to close things out on a high note for a team that has exceeded everyone’s expectations in Year 2 with their head coach against a Penn State team that fell short of expectations.
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