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Nittany Lions host Hoosiers in Week 12 action

Indiana HoosiersPenn State Nittany Lions
Nov 17, 12:00 PM | Grass of Beaver Stadium

Indiana Hoosiers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds


Penn State will look to improve on its 6-4 record this week when they host Indiana in Week 12 action at Beaver Stadium on Saturday.

The Nittany Lions sit at 6-4 (7-2-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hoosiers are currently 4-6 (6-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Penn State is 5-5 OU, and Indiana is 6-3 OU.

View Indiana vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Hoosiers listed as 14-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Nittany Lions at No. 17 and the Hoosiers at No. 85 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 37-26 result in favor of the Nittany Lions.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Penn State's No. 69-ranked offense, averaging 28 PPG, against a Hoosiers defense that ranks No. 93 this week at 32.2 PPG. The Nittany Lions aerial game is averaging 268.8 yards per game, more than the Hoosiers secondary allows through the air, 201.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Hoosiers feature the league's No. 105-rated road run defense, allowing 231.2 yards per game. Penn State, meanwhile, ranks No. 111 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Indiana was a 62-14 loser at home against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (76) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Indiana was hammered in its last outing, as Wisconsin ran up a 62-14 score against them at Memorial Stadium.

Last time out for Penn State, they were a 32-23 loser as they battled Nebraska on the road. Penn State earned a push in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 55 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Zach Zwinak ran through the Nebraska defense for 141 yards in Penn State's last game, but the Nittany Lions still lost a 32-23 decision at Memorial Stadium.

Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on grass are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Hoosiers at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Penn State
Indiana is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games
Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State's last 6 games
Penn State is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games

Next up:
Indiana at Purdue, Saturday, November 24
Penn State home to Wisconsin, Saturday, November 24