The No. 16 Penn State Nittany Lions (5-1) face a Big Ten matchup with the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-2).
Penn State vs. Minnesota Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Penn State as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Penn State has -214 odds to pick up the win, while Minnesota is listed at +172 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 43 points.
How to Watch Penn State vs. Minnesota Live?
- Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ABC
- Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
- Stadium: Beaver Stadium
Penn State is averaging 414.3 yards per game on offense (63rd in the FBS), and rank 68th on defense, yielding 378.5 yards allowed per game. Penn State owns the 55th-ranked offense this year (31.5 points per game), and has been more effective defensively, ranking 23rd-best with only 19.2 points allowed per game. Penn State is putting up 235.3 passing yards per game on offense this year (73rd in the FBS), and is giving up 241.0 passing yards per game (83rd) on the defensive side of the ball. Penn State is putting up 179.0 rushing yards per game on offense (46th in the FBS), and ranks 57th on the other side of the ball with 137.5 rushing yards allowed per game. Penn State is averaging a 33.8% third-down conversion rate on offense (103rd in the FBS), and ranks 57th on the other side of the ball with a 36.6% third-down percentage allowed. Penn State has forced 13 total turnovers (15th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over six times (19th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the 13th-best in college football.
Minnesota has been thriving on defense, surrendering just 263.7 total yards per game (sixth-best). Offensively, it ranks 36th by putting up 442.7 total yards per game. Minnesota ranks 36th in the FBS with 34.5 points per contest, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks fourth-best by surrendering just 11.7 points per contest. Minnesota has been thriving on pass defense, giving up only 159.2 passing yards per contest (fifth-best). Offensively, it ranks 94th in the FBS by accumulating 214.8 passing yards per game. In terms of rushing, Minnesota has been productive on both offense and defense this season, ranking 16th-best in rushing yards per game (227.8) and 21st-best in rushing yards surrendered per game (104.5). Minnesota has been a top-25 unit on third down on both offense and defense this season, as it ranks best in third-down conversion percentage (66.2%) and best in third-down rate surrendered (21.9%). With nine forced turnovers (69th in the FBS) and nine turnovers committed (56th in the FBS) this season, Minnesota ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of 0.
Penn State vs. Minnesota Betting Analysis
Penn State Betting Insights
Penn State has compiled a 3-3-0 record against the spread this season. Penn State has an ATS record of 1-2 when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites. This season, Penn State games have hit the over four times. The Nittany Lions have won all five of the games they have been listed as the moneyline favorite this season. The Nittany Lions have played in three games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -214 or shorter and won each time.
Golden Gophers Betting Insights
Minnesota have put together a 4-2-0 record against the spread this year. Minnesota’s games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this year. This is the first time the Golden Gophers will play as underdogs this season. The Golden Gophers have played as an underdog of +172 or more once this season and won that game.
Penn State vs. Minnesota Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||52.8||55.5||50.0|
|Implied Total AVG||34.5||41.7||27.3|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||5-0||3-0||2-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
|Point Total AVG||49.8||52.4||44.8|
|Implied Total AVG||35.3||40.8||24.5|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||3-2||2-1||1-1|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-0||0-0||0-0|
Players to Watch
- With 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL, 33 tackles, and two interceptions in six games, Ji’Ayir Brown has been a big part of the Nittany Lions’ defense in 2022.
- The Nittany Lions’ defensive unit has been helped by Curtis Jacobs, who has played six games and totaled 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 21 tackles, and one interception.
- As part of the Nittany Lions’ defensive unit, Abdul Carter has compiled 19 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack in six games.
- A key part of the Nittany Lions’ defense, Zakee Wheatley has two interceptions to go with 15 tackles and two passes defended in six games.
- Tyler Nubin has registered one interception to go with 27 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one pass defended in six games for the Golden Gophers.
- In six games for the Golden Gophers, Mariano Sori-Marin has registered 37 tackles and 3.0 TFL.
- Danny Striggow has been providing a big boost on defense, collecting 3.0 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL, 13 tackles, and one interception for the Golden Gophers.
- Terell Smith has compiled 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL, 18 tackles, and one interception in six games for the Golden Gophers.
Penn State vs. Minnesota Predictions and Pick
Penn State vs. Minnesota betting card
- Pick ATS:
Nittany Lions (-4.5)
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Our pick to win this matchup is Penn State, and we project that Penn State will cover the spread (Penn State -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 43 points.