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Penn State Continuing To Be Money For Bettors

Expectations are high entering this season for Penn State, not just for fans of the team but also for bettors. With the Nittany Lions’ easy 52-0 victory last week, they have now covered in 10 straight games and have not registered an ATS loss since Week 4 of last season. Will Penn State continue to cash when they host the Pitt Panthers on Saturday?

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pitt’s last 13 games.
  • Pitt is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games against Penn State.
  • Saquon Barkley rushed for 4 touchdowns against Pitt last season.

Penn State actually lost a high-scoring affair to Pitt last season, with the Panthers edging out a 42-39 victory. The Nittany Lions dug themselves a hole early and, despite scoring 18 points in the fourth, couldn’t overcome the deficit.

Everyone expected Penn State’s offense to be one of the best in the nation, something that was reaffirmed with their 52 points last week. Dating back to last season, Penn State has scored at least 35 points in eight consecutive games. Running back Saquon Barkley looked phenomenal in Week 1, rushing for 172 yards and two touchdowns on just 14 carries.

Pitt took its foot off the gas pedal last week, blowing a 21-point lead before needing overtime to pick up the win against Youngstown State. Max Browne looked good at quarterback, though the offense kept things fairly simple for his first game with the Panthers. The Pitt defense will need to do a better job at pass coverage against running backs and tight ends or Barkley and Mike Gesicki will cause a lot of issues.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Penn State Nittany Lions were 20-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No OVER/UNDER line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 47-27 win for the Nittany Lions. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, 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.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Penn State Nittany Lions Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions are 1-0 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs the point spread. The Pittsburgh Panthers, meanwhile, are 1-0 and 0-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have seen Penn State go 0-1 and the Pittsburgh Panthers go 0-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Penn State Nittany Lions sit at No. 5 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Pittsburgh Panthers are at No. 48 on that chart.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Penguins in their last game, winning 28-21 at Heinz Field.

In their last game, Penn State got a 172-yard performance from Saquon Barkley as a key part of its 52-0 win over Akron.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Penn State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Penn State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Penn State's last 8 games
  • Penn State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, September 16
Penn State home to Georgia State, Saturday, September 16