Penn State vs. Central Michigan Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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The No. 14 Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0) square off against the Central Michigan Chippewas (1-2) in college football action at Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Penn State vs. Central Michigan Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 28.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Penn State as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Penn State has -9000 odds to pick up the win, while Central Michigan is listed at +1800 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 62 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Penn State vs. Central Michigan Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BTN
  • Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Stadium: Beaver Stadium

Betting Preview

Penn State

Penn State is putting up 485.0 yards per game on offense (26th in the FBS), and rank 72nd on defense, yielding 368.0 yards allowed per game. Penn State is averaging 40.7 points per game offensively this season (27th in the FBS), and is giving up 17.7 points per game (37th) on the other side of the ball. Penn State is putting up 292.7 passing yards per game on offense this season (29th in the FBS), and is giving up 272.0 passing yards per game (105th) on the defensive side of the ball. Penn State is compiling 192.3 rushing yards per game on offense (51st in the FBS), and ranks 32nd defensively with 96.0 rushing yards allowed per game. On offense, Penn State ranks 96th in the FBS with a 35.1% third-down percentage. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 39th in third-down conversion rate allowed (96.0). Penn State has forced five total turnovers (48th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over one time (sixth in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +4, the 17th-best in college football.

Central Michigan

Central Michigan ranks 39th with 471.0 total yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 94th with 402.3 total yards given up per contest on defense. Central Michigan is posting 36.3 points per contest on offense this season (50th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 32.0 points per game (101st-ranked) on defense. Central Michigan ranks sixth-worst in passing yards allowed per game (304.3), but at least it has been getting things done on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in passing yards per contest (307.7). In terms of rushing, Central Michigan ranks 67th in the FBS on offense (163.3 rushing yards per game) and 35th on the other side of the ball (98.0 rushing yards allowed per game). Central Michigan’s third-down defense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 23rd-best in the FBS with a 26.7% third-down conversion percentage allowed. In terms of offense, it is generating a 34.9% third-down rate, which ranks 99th. After forcing two turnovers (111th in the FBS) and turning the ball over four times (49th in the FBS) this season, Central Michigan sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin of -2.

Penn State vs. Central Michigan Betting Analysis

Penn State Betting Insights

Penn State has covered (or pushed) in every game with a spread this season to compile a 3-0-0 ATS record. Every game involving Penn State has hit the over so far this season. The Nittany Lions have yet to lose a game they played as the moneyline favorite this season, going 3-0. The Nittany Lions have never played a game this season with moneyline odds of -9000 or shorter.

Chippewas Betting Insights

Central Michigan is 1-1-1 against the spread this season. Central Michigan games have gone over the total twice this year. The Chippewas lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Chippewas have played as an underdog of +1800 or more once this season and won that game.

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Penn State vs. Central Michigan Against The Spread & Betting Records

Penn State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.0 55.0 50.5
Implied Total AVG 32.0 42.0 27.0
ATS Record 3-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
Over/Under Record 3-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 1-0 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0

Chippewas

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.7 58.5 59.0
Implied Total AVG 40.7 41.0 40.0
ATS Record 1-1-1 0-1-1 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 2-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-1 0-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1

Players to Watch

Penn State

  • Ji’Ayir Brown has helped carry the Nittany Lions’ defense with 14 tackles, one sack, and one interception in three games.
  • John Dixon has helped lead the Nittany Lions’ defense with 2.0 sacks to go along with 3.0 TFL and seven tackles in three games.
  • The Nittany Lions’ defense has been aided by Abdul Carter, who has played three games and amassed eight tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack.
  • The Nittany Lions’ defensive unit has been aided by Joey Porter Jr., who has played three games, compiling 11 tackles.

Chippewas

  • In three games for the Chippewas, Thomas Incoom has posted 3.0 sacks to go with 3.0 TFL and six tackles.
  • On defense, Trey Jones has helped lead the way with nine tackles and one interception in three games.
  • Michael Heldman has 1.5 sacks to go with 1.0 TFL and three tackles in three games.
  • On defense, De’Javion Stepney has piled up eight tackles in three games.

Penn State vs. Central Michigan Predictions and Pick

Penn State vs. Central Michigan betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Nittany Lions (-28.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (62)

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How to Bet on Penn State vs. Central Michigan

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Our pick to win this contest is Penn State, and we predict that Penn State will cover the spread (Penn State -28.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 62 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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