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Northwestern Wildcats Hosting the Penn State Nittany Lions Week 10 Odds and Betting Pick

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between Northwestern and Penn State on Saturday, with the host Wildcats trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -2 for the Northwestern Wildcats . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nittany Lions to win this game on Saturday 31-25. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Northwestern Wildcats are 6-2 overall and 5-3 ATS against the spread, while the Nittany Lions are 7-2 and 4-5 ATS. As for the totals, Northwestern is 3-5 on the OU, and Penn State is 2-7 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Penn State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Northwestern Wildcats at No. 67 and the Penn State Nittany Lions at No. 46 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Northwestern Wildcats No. 112-ranked offense (20.88 PPG) against a Penn State Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 17 at 17.11 PPG. The Northwestern Wildcats passing attack has averaged 145.62 yards per game, less than the Penn State Nittany Lions give up through the air (157.89 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Penn State Nittany Lions own the league's No. 108-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 235 yards per game when on the road. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 36 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois was shut out 39-0 in their last match, stymied by a Penn State defensive unit at Beaver Stadium.

Clayton Thorson went over the 100-yard mark (126) in his team's latest effort as Northwestern defeated Nebraska by a score of 30-28 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games
  • Penn State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Penn State's last 8 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Northwestern is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Northwestern is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Michigan, Saturday, November 21st
Northwestern home to Purdue, Saturday, November 14th