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Nittany Lions vs Eagles Betting Matchup Report

Eastern Michigan EaglesPenn State Nittany Lions
Sep 24, 12:00 PM | Grass of Beaver Stadium

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds


The Eagles will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Nittany Lions in Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday in Week 4 action.

The Nittany Lions sport records of 2-1 and 0-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Eagles sit at 2-1 and 2-1 ATS on the season. The over under records are 0-2 for the Nittany Lions and 0-3 for the Eagles.

View Eastern Michigan vs Penn State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Nittany Lions here saw them open as 28.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Nittany Lions at No. 20 and the Eagles at No. 61 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 25-22 result in favor of the Nittany Lions.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Penn State's No. 90-ranked offense, averaging 22 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 29 this week at 15.7 PPG. The Nittany Lions aerial game is averaging 158 yards per game, more than the Eagles secondary allows through the air, 145.3 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Eagles own the league's No. 100-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 376 yards per game when on the road. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 55 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Last time out for Eastern Michigan, they were a 31-3 loser as they battled Michigan on the road. Eastern Michigan covered in the match as a 30.5-point underdog, while 34 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Penn State was a 14-10 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Temple. They failed to cover the 7–point spread as favorites, while the total score (24) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 2-8
When playing on grass are 0-10
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the conference are 2-8

Penn State Nittany Lions Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Eagles at Nittany Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Eastern Michigan's last 7 games on the road
Eastern Michigan is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
Eastern Michigan is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Penn State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
Penn State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Penn State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Penn State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Eastern Michigan home to Akron, Saturday, October 1
Penn State at Indiana, Saturday, October 1