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Penn State seeks ninth straight home win over Indiana


The Penn State Nittany Lions are 8-0 SU and 5-3 ATS in their last eight games against the Indiana Hoosiers. That dominance is likely to continue this Saturday when the Nittany Lions host the Hoosiers in Happy Valley.

  • Penn State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games in September.
  • Indiana is 13-47 SU in its last 60 games against its conference.
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Penn State’s last 14 games against its conference.

Saquon Barkley continued to build his Heisman case in last Saturday’s road win over Iowa, rushing for 211 yards and a touchdown and catching 12 passes for 94 yards. In Barkley and quarterback Trace McSorley, the Nittany Lions have one of the best offensive tandems in the nation, as evidenced by their current run of 13-1 SU and 11-1-2 ATS.

Indiana is 1-19 SU in 20 all-time matches against Penn State. The Hoosiers are 0-2 ATS in their last two games against Penn State but were 5-2 ATS in their previous seven meetings with the Nittany Lions.

In their last 19 games as a betting underdog, the Hoosiers are just 1-18 SU. They are 8-11 over that stretch against the spread, but have fared better with a 7-3 ATS record in their last 10 games as a double-digit underdog.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Penn State Nittany Lions as 18-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for OVER/UNDER updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 45-22 win for the Nittany Lions. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Penn State battles the Indiana Hoosiers, currently with a 2-1 mark (2-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 1-3 for the Nittany Lions and 2-1 for the Indiana Hoosiers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Indiana injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Penn State Nittany Lions and the No. 61-ranked Indiana Hoosiers, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Penn State's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 40.5 PPG, against an Indiana defense that ranks No. 82 this week at 27.67 PPG. The Penn State aerial game is averaging 282.5 yards per game, more than the Indiana Hoosiers secondary allows through the air, 232 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Indiana Hoosiers own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 55 yards per game when on the road. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 65 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Morgan Ellison tore up the turf for 186 rushing yards in the latest Hoosiers game, a 52-17 win over the Eagles at Memorial Stadium-Bloomington.

Iowa was unable to contain Saquon Barkley in its last action Saturday and the result was a 21-19 Week 4 loss against the Nittany Lions.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games
  • Indiana is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Indiana is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Penn State is 11-1-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Penn State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Penn State's last 22 games
  • Penn State is 8-0-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana home to Charleston Southern, Saturday, October 7
Penn State at Northwestern, Saturday, October 7