Nasty weather expected to play a factor in intriguing Penn State-Michigan State matchup
Nasty weather is starting to be the theme throughout the middle of the country for Week 9, and East Lansing is expected to get a large portion of that.
A tropical depression named Olga is moving through the center of the country, dumping rain and bringing winds throughout. The weather is expected to impact a number of matchups throughout the country and Penn State and Michigan State are likely in store a sloppy mess Saturday afternoon.
According to a forecast shared by Mark Wogenrich, the rain is supposed to hit between 3 and 4 pm EST and is expected to continue close to 9 pm. Along with the rain, the wind is projected to be anywhere between 10 and 16 MPH for the game.
It definitely brings to mind the conditions from a rain-filled 2017 contest when Michigan State pulled off a 27-24 upset over the Nittany Lions. Though the Spartans have had a rough stretch on the field, the conditions could level the playing field a bit with Penn State coming off of back-to-back tough wins over ranked opponents.
The forecast has definitely played a role in the betting line. After Penn State sat as a 6.5-point favorite during the middle of the week, the Nittany Lions are now a 4.5-point favorite Saturday morning with some places putting the line as low as Penn State -4.
It will definitely be an interesting matchup in nasty conditions. Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm EST.
So it’s going to be like that again? pic.twitter.com/F2cHUy8efm
— Mark Wogenrich (@MarkWogenrich) October 26, 2019