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Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Syracuse Orange

The Penn State Nittany Lions and the Syracuse Orange will be battling on the gridiron at MetLife Stadium on Saturday in season-opening action.

Last time out for Penn State, they were a 24-21 winner as they battled Wisconsin at home. Penn State covered in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 45 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Syracuse was a 38-14 winner at home against West Virginia. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (52) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Penn State: 8-4 SU, 9-2-1 ATS
Syracuse: 8-5 SU, 7-6 ATS

Penn State most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Penn State home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, September 7
Syracuse at Northwestern, Saturday, September 7