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Northwestern Wildcats Visit the Penn State Nittany Lions in Week 5 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Northwestern Wildcats


Penn State Nittany Lions
Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Beaver Stadium

Penn State's Nittany Lions, now eligible to play in a bowl and compete for the Big Ten title this season, shoot for a fifth straight victory for new head coach James Franklin when they host the Wildcats of Northwestern on Saturday afternoon in Happy Valley.

Penn State is 4-0 SU, 3-1 ATS on the season, and already owns a Big Ten victory. The Lions have also beaten Northwestern six times in a row, going 5-1 ATS in the process. The 'Cats, meanwhile, are 1-2 SU and 0-3 ATS on the season, after sleep-walking to a 24-7 victory over Western Illinois last week, missing on the cover at -25.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Penn State Nittany Lions Opening Odds and Betting Line

The home Penn State Nittany Lions opened as -9-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

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Computer Prediction: Northwestern Wildcats vs Penn State Nittany Lions Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 33-25 result in favor of the Nittany Lions. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-0 overall and 3-1 ATS against the spread, while the Wildcats are 1-2 and 0-3 ATS. As for the totals, Penn State is 2-2 on the OU, and Northwestern is 0-3 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Northwestern injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 45-rated Penn State Nittany Lions and the No. 89-ranked Northwestern Wildcats, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Northwestern was a 24-7 winner at home against Leathernecks. They failed to cover the -25.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (31) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Wildcats grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Leathernecks in their last game, winning 24-7 at Ryan Field.

Penn State won its last outing, a 48-7 result against Minutemen on September 20. Penn State covered in that game as a -27-point favorite, while the 55 combined points took the game OVER the total. Massachusetts didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Nittany Lions as Penn State blasted them 48-7 in Week 4 action.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Odds Trends

Northwestern is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Northwestern's last 10 games
Northwestern is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Penn State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Penn State's last 24 games
Penn State is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Wisconsin, Saturday, October 4th
Penn State at Michigan, Saturday, October 11th