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.
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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