We take a look at Purdue Michigan State Iowa Penn State odds spread line ahead of the college football weekend.
Purdue Boilermakers at Michigan State Spartans
Purdue (4-3), fresh off a shocking 49-20 win over Ohio State, appears to be in a classic ‘letdown spot’ against the Michigan State Spartans (4-3) on Saturday (Noon, ESPN). Oddsmakers have tabbed Michigan State as nominal 1.5-point favorites in East Lansing, with the total being listed at 50.5 points.
The Boilermakers have put up points galore in their last four games (average of 41.75), thanks primarily to David Blough and the passing game. The senior completes over 66 percent of his throws and averages just over nine yards per attempt. However, the Spartans have beefed up against the pass lately, allowing just 239.75 yards per game through the air over their last four contests.
Prediction: Michigan State wins, 27-21
The play: Michigan State -1.5
Iowa Hawkeyes at Penn State Nittany Lions
The Iowa Hawkeyes (6-1) and the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-2) will do battle at Beaver Stadium on Saturday in an intriguing Big Ten matchup (3:30 p.m., ESPN). Penn State was installed as nine-point favorites for this tilt, but bettors quickly knocked the line down to seven. The betting total is 51.5 points.
Penn State is going almost the exact opposite direction, as the team has hit the skids since their schedule toughened up. They dropped consecutive decisions to Ohio State and Michigan State before narrowly prevailing over mediocre Indiana last week.
Prediction: Iowa wins, 24-21
The play: Iowa +7