Penn State vs Syracuse prediction, odds
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Syracuse Orange Odds
In an old Eastern football rivalry matchup, the Penn State Nittany Lions and Syracuse Orange do battle Saturday afternoon on a neutral field at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey (3:30 pm ET).
In the early betting the Lions, who went 8-4 last year but are still playing under a postseason ban, were favored by eight points over the 'Cuse, who went 8-5 last year but will be playing their first game under new head coach Scott Shafer.
Penn State has been dominant for bettors lately, going 9-1-1 ATS in their past 11 games while sexual abuse scandals and trials swirled around the school.
Penn State vs Syracuse Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Orange sat as 5-point underdogs, according to SportBet but has been bet up to -8.5 as of Thursday. The total, meanwhile, was 51.5 over at GTbets.eu.
Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing in August are 5-1
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When favored on the road are 9-1
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing in August are 1-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When an underdog at home are 4-6
A few Nittany Lions at Orange trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Penn State's last 8 games
Penn State is 9-1-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Penn State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Syracuse is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Syracuse's last 7 games
Penn State home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, September 7
Syracuse at Northwestern, Saturday, September 7