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Cornhuskers visit Penn State Nittany Lions in Week 12 College Football Betting Clash

Week 12 action on Saturday will see the Penn State Nittany Lions looking to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Nebraska Cornhuskers visit Beaver Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers opened as 23-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 45-13 result in favor of the Nittany Lions early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, 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.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Penn State will face the 4-6 Nebraska Cornhuskers, who own a 3-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-6 so far this season while the Cornhuskers are 5-4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Nebraska injuries news.

The Penn State Nittany Lions sit at No. 3 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are at No. 96 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Penn State's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 37.7 PPG, against a Nebraska defense that ranks No. 105 this week at 32.5 PPG. The Penn State aerial game is averaging 283.6 yards per game, more than the Nebraska Cornhuskers secondary allows through the air, 211.9 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Nebraska Cornhuskers feature the league's No. 108-rated road run defense, allowing 225.5 yards per game. Penn State, meanwhile, ranks No. 89 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, JD Spielman did much of the damage, producing 141 receiving yards but Minnesota managed to defeat the Cornhuskers 54-21 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Rutgers didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Nittany Lions as Penn State blasted them 35-6 in Week 11 action.

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Nebraska is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Nebraska is 17-7 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Penn State is 15-3-1 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Penn State is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
  • Penn State is 10-1-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska home to Iowa, Friday, November 24th
Penn State at Maryland, Saturday, November 25th