What Central Michigan vs. Penn State bets offer the best value? Find out with our Central Michigan-Penn State picks for Week 4.
The Nittany Lions are 3-0, and they have been rewarded with a No. 14 ranking in the latest AP Poll. Meanwhile, the Chippewas are 1-2, with their only win coming against Bucknell. This matchup has all the makings of a lopsided affair, but can the Nittany Lions cover four touchdowns against the Chippewas and their offense?
Here are our top picks for the college football Week 4 game between Central Michigan and Penn State (odds via DraftKings Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).
Central Michigan vs. Penn State Picks
Central Michigan vs. Penn State ATS Pick
Central Michigan +28 (-110) ★★
The Nittany Lions are 3-0 against the spread this season. However, though the Chippewas aren’t very good, they can score. They’re averaging 36.4 points per game, and they throw for 311.0 yards per game. Despite a solid secondary, the Nittany Lions allow 275 passing yards per game.
Additionally, the Chippewas are dangerous in garbage time, as we saw in Week 1 against Oklahoma State. After falling behind 51-15, they outscored the Cowboys 29-7 for the rest of the game to secure a backdoor cover.
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Central Michigan vs. Penn State O/U Pick
Over 62.5 (-105) ★★★
The Nittany Lions are averaging 40.7 points per game, scoring 40 or more in two consecutive games. The Chippewas are also the worst defensive and best offensive team they have faced thus far.
It’s not often that a Penn State game goes Over 62.5. It happened in Week 1 of this season after not happening a single time in 2021. But the Nittany Lions also broke 40 only once in 2021. They should be able to clear 40 points for the third straight week, which means the Over will hit if the Chippewas can score.
Central Michigan vs. Penn State Prop Pick
Central Michigan Over 16.5 (-125) ★★★
Again, the Chippewas are the kings of garbage time. Their 29 second-half points were well-documented in Week 1 because of their opponent. However, in Week 2, their game followed a similar storyline. They fell behind 38-10 against South Alabama in the fourth quarter before scoring 14 points to bring their game total to 24.
Look for a similar pattern in Week 4, as they get on the board late with the game out of reach.
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Central Michigan-Penn State picks made 9/21/2022 at 10:28 a.m. ET