Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions 12/12/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions 12/12/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Michigan State Spartans will be beating the offside trap against the Penn State Nittany Lions at the Beaver Stadium in University Park on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 3:30 PM ET. The Spartans are in 4th place of the Big Ten East Division with a 2-4 standing after a 12-52 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday. Michigan State allowed Ohio State to gain 521 yards of total offense while acquiring only 261 offensive yards and committed four turnovers. The Spartans made a total of 102 points but wasted 207 for a -105 point-difference.

QB Payton Thorne completed 16 of his 25 pass attempts for 147 yards with one interception in their loss to the Buckeyes. Thorne also rushed for 42 yards on 9 carries with a touchdown. Jayden Reed led the Spartans’ receivers with 5 receptions for 79 yards while Jalen Nailor caught 4 passes for 36 yards in the losing effort. Antjuan Simmons led all defenders with 12 total tackles while Michael Fletcher initiated 4 tackles with 2.0 sacks in the secondary.

Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions Predictions 12/12/2020

The Penn State Nittany Lions took 6th place in the Big Ten East Division with a 2-5 overall standing after they defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to a score of 23-7. Penn State lost their first five match-ups but won the last two outings this season. The Nittany Lions acquired 381 yards of total offense while their defense limited Rutgers to just 205 offensive yards for the win. Penn State also defeated Michigan (27-17) before their victory over the Scarlet Knights. The Nittany Lions accumulated a total of 173 points but wasted 204 for a -31 point-difference.

Penn State’s QB Sean Clifford connected 15 of his 22 attempted passes for 133 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Keyvone Lee rushed for 95 yards on 17 carries while Devyn Ford scored 1 touchdown in rushing for 65 yards on 11 carries for the Lions. Jahan Dotson led all receivers with 4 receptions for 30 yards while Parker Washington caught 1 pass for 29 yards and landed 1 touchdown in the winning effort for Penn State. Jesse Luketa led the Nittany Lions’ defenders with 10 total tackles and Daequan Hardy added 2 tackles with 1.0 sack.

Michigan State Spartans vs. Penn State Nittany Lions. The NCAAF Pick for this game is Penn State -14.5. Michigan State ranked 119th in offense and 101st on defense while Penn State ranked 89th in offense and 69th on defense. The Spartans struggled with the consistency of their offense posting a scattered win in their first 6 contests. Moreover, Michigan State was defeated by Ohio State during their last meeting on Saturday. Though Penn State lost their first five games, the Nittany Lions are starting to peak up by snapping their five-game losing streak and winning their recent match-up against Rutgers. The Spartans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 outings against the Nittany Lions, while Penn State is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 match-ups at home. Final Score Prediction, the Penn State Nittany Lions will win and cover ATS at 30-17.

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Michigan State Spartans vs Penn State Nittany Lions 12/12/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAF Starting Time: 3:30 PM ET

Location: Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020


NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Penn State Nittany Lions -14.5

NCAAF Totals: 46.5

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