Penn State Football

No. 16 Penn State Football vs. Minnesota Betting Line, Odds, Injury Report, Predictions, More

No. 16 Penn State Football, led by freshman running back Nick Singleton, linebacker Abdul Carter, cornerback Joey Porter Jr., and head coach James Franklin return to Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022 to play host to the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the annual White Out.

The Nittany Lions aim to bounce back from one of the more lopsided defeats of Franklin’s tenure in Happy Valley, a 41-17 drubbing in Michigan.

Here’s a look at everything you need to know for Saturday night’s 7:30 p.m. Penn State Football kickoff against Minnesota:

Penn State Injury Report:

Liam Clifford WR     Ques – Upper Body

Jerry Cross TE        Out indefinitely – Undisclosed

Jaden Dottin WR     Ques – Undisclosed

Zuriah Fisher DE     Out Indefinitely – Knee

Minnesota Injury Report:

Trey Potts RB                     Prob – Undisclosed

Tanner Morgan QB            Ques – Head

Zach Evans RB                  Out indefinitely – Leg

Nathan Jones TE               Out indefinitely – Undisclosed             

Samuel Pickerign TE          Out indefinitely – Foot

Chris Autman-Bell WR       Out for Season – Lower Body



Penn State Football (-4.5) vs. Minnesota

Penn State Football enters Saturday’s matchup as a 4.5-point underdog. Penn State is 3-3 ATS, while Minnesota is 4-2 this season. The Nittany Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in October.

Penn State Football Moneyline: -210

Placing a $210 bet on Penn State Football to knock off Michigan, straight up on the moneyline, would pay $100. Penn State leads the all-time series 9-6. The Gophers won the most recent matchup in 2019 31-26 in Minneapolis. The most recent matchup in Beaver Stadium was a 29-26 overtime Nittany Lion win that featured a Saquon Barkley walk off touchdown.  

Penn State Football vs. Minnesota over/under: 44.5

The over has hit in 4 out of 6 of Penn State’s games, while the Gophers have gone 2-3-1. The total has gone over in 5 of Penn State’s last 7 games against Minnesota. The total has gone under in 6 of Penn State’s last 7 home games.

Picks for the Week:

The Nittany Lions will look to get the season back on track this week against the Gophers in front of a whiteout crowd.

Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan was injured last week and carted off the field. Whether he plays could have a major impact on the outcome of this game.

If Penn State can bounce back this week the possibility of a Big 10 championship is still alive, at the very least a New Year’s Six bowl. A loss could result in a collapse like what we saw in previous seasons. Penn State is the better team, but I don’t see them covering the 4.5 points.

This game will be a low scoring grinder of a game that ends with the Nittany Lions coming out on top.

Prediction: Penn State 17           Minnesota 14

Big Ten Pick of the Week:

Iowa vs Ohio State (-29)

While this is a rather large spread for a conference matchup it is one of the easiest bets of the week. The Iowa offense has been putrid this season once again under Brian Ferentz and now they have to travel to Columbus to take on a team that is getting healthier each week and can score a ton of points. While the Hawkeye defense may keep them in it for a quarter or half, expect this thing to be blown open at some point or another. Don’t be surprised if the Buckeyes win this one by 40+ points.

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