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Massachusetts Minutemen Visit the Penn State Nittany Lions in Week 4 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Massachusetts Minutemen

vs

Penn State Nittany Lions
Saturday, September 20, 2014 4:00 PM ET
Beaver Stadium

The MAC's Minutemen step up in class this Saturday to face the Penn State Nittany Lions on the road in Happy Valley. UMass is still searching for its first SU win of the year in three games, but it has covered in its last two as double-digit underdogs against Colorado and Vanderbilt. This follows a 1-6 record ATS in their previous seven games.

Penn State snuck by Rutgers this past Saturday 13-10 as a 3.5-point road favorite to move to 3-0 SU on the year. The Lions are now 4-2 ATS in their last six games and the total has stayed UNDER in five of their last eight contests.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Penn State Nittany Lions Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Penn State Nittany Lions as -30-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check 5Dimes for the latest on the over under).

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Computer Prediction: Massachusetts Minutemen vs Penn State Nittany Lions Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 33-14 victory for the Nittany Lions. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Penn State Nittany Lions are 3-0 overall and 2-1 ATS against the spread, while the Minutemen are 0-3 and 2-1 ATS. As for the totals, Penn State is 1-2 on the OU, and Massachusetts is 2-1 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Massachusetts injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Penn State Nittany Lions at No. 60 and the Massachusetts Minutemen at No. 121 heading into this contest.

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How Massachusetts Minutemen vs Penn State Nittany Lions Stats Matchup

The game also pits Penn State's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 20 PPG, against a Massachusetts defense that ranks No. 104 this week at 35 PPG. The Penn State aerial game is averaging 360.67 yards per game, more than the Massachusetts Minutemen secondary allows through the air, 213.67 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Massachusetts Minutemen feature the league's No. 54-rated road run defense, allowing 160 yards per game. Penn State, meanwhile, ranks No. 107 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Massachusetts was a 34-31 loser in its last match on the road against Commodores. They covered the +16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 65 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Minutemen suffered a Week 3 loss against Vanderbilt in their last game, falling 34-31 at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Last time out for Penn State, they were a 13-10 winner as they battled Scarlet Knights on the road. Penn State failed to cover in the match as a -3.5-point favorite, while 23 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Christian Hackenberg throttled the Scarlet Knights defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 309 yards as Penn State handed Rutgers a 13-10 defeat.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Odds Trends

Massachusetts is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Massachusetts's last 15 games
Massachusetts is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Penn State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Penn State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Penn State's last 23 games
Penn State is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Massachusetts home to Bowling Green, Saturday, September 27th
Penn State home to Northwestern, Saturday, September 27th

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