NCAAF

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Penn State Nittany Lions

Pittsburgh
Panthers
1 - 0
Penn State
Nittany Lions
1 - 0
September 09, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Beaver Stadium

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Pittsburgh
Panthers
1 - 0
Penn State
Nittany Lions
1 - 0
September 09, 2017, 3:30 PM EDT
 | Beaver Stadium
  • 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.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The home Penn State Nittany Lions were 20-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at Sportsbook 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

Odds

Saturday, September 9 Sat Sep 9


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+20
-115
+733
o67.5
-110
-20
-105
-1000
u67.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+19
-105
+925
o63
-112
-19
-115
-1400
u63
-108

Edge Finder

41.43
Total Score
25.00
337.36
Passing Yards
268.54
149.14
Rushing Yards
108.62
30:55
Time on Field
27:53
76.36
Number of Plays
71.00
6.37
Yards Per Play
5.31
41.43
Total Score
25.00
9.36
First Quarter
6.15
15.57
Second Quarter
5.38
9.93
Third Quarter
6.85
6.07
Fourth Quarter
6.00
337.36
Passing Yards
268.54
38.86
Pass Attempts
37.38
26.21
Pass Completions
22.38
2.43
Sacks
2.62
18.36
Sack Yards
16.62
12.87
Yards Per Pass
12.00
149.14
Rushing Yards
108.62
37.50
Rush Attempts
33.62
3.98
Yards Per Rush
3.23
0.57
Interceptions
0.77
1.21
Fumbles
1.08
0.57
Fumbles Lost
0.38
1.14
Total Turnovers
1.15
6.71
Penalties
5.38
63.86
Penalty Yards
46.46
30:55
Time on Field
27:53
76.36
Number of Plays
71.00
6.37
Yards Per Play
5.31
4.43
Punts
5.15
40.70
Punt Average
46.03
70.57
Return Yards
51.23

Head To Head

PITT
Stat Type PENNST
2-3
Record
3-2
4-1
ATS
1-4
1-1
O/U
1-1
20.20
Score
22.60
149.80
Rush Yds
93.80
27.60
Pass Attempts
34.00
50.72
Completion %
55.88
206.20
Passing Yds
267.80
356
Total Yds
361.6
2.00
Turnovers
2.00
PITT
Stat Type PENNST
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
1-1
O/U
1-1
23.67
Score
19.67
167.67
Rush Yds
67.67
24.00
Pass Attempts
35.00
58.33
Completion %
60.00
227.00
Passing Yds
271.00
394.67
Total Yds
338.67
1.67
Turnovers
2.67
Sep 10/16 (1 of 5)
PITT
Stat Type PENNST
Home
Away
42
Score
39
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
44 o
O/U
44 u
341
Rush Yds
74
15
Pass Attempts
35
73.33
Completion %
68.57
91
Passing Yds
332
432
Total Yds
406
2
Turnovers
4
Sep 16/00 (2 of 5)
PITT
Stat Type PENNST
Home
Away
12
Score
0
+5
ATS
-5
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
107
Rush Yds
64
19
Pass Attempts
36
57.89
Completion %
50.00
272
Passing Yds
161
379
Total Yds
225
2
Turnovers
2
Sep 11/99 (3 of 5)
PITT
Stat Type PENNST
Away
Home
17
Score
20
+33
ATS
-33
O/U
55
Rush Yds
65
38
Pass Attempts
34
52.63
Completion %
61.76
318
Passing Yds
320
373
Total Yds
385
1
Turnovers
2
Sep 19/98 (4 of 5)
PITT
Stat Type PENNST
Home
Away
13
Score
20
+24
ATS
-24
O/U
138
Rush Yds
159
30
Pass Attempts
24
43.33
Completion %
37.50
164
Passing Yds
149
302
Total Yds
308
3
Turnovers
2
Sep 6/97 (5 of 5)
PITT
Stat Type PENNST
Away
Home
17
Score
34
+33
ATS
-33
O/U
108
Rush Yds
107
36
Pass Attempts
41
41.67
Completion %
56.10
186
Passing Yds
377
294
Total Yds
484
2
Turnovers
0

Team Records

PITT
Record PENNST
1-0
All
1-0
1-0
Home
1-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-1
ATS
1-0
0-1
ATS Home
1-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-1
O/U
0-1
0-1
O/U Home
0-1
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
PITT
Record PENNST
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
PITT
Record PENNST
1-0
All
1-0
1-0
Home
1-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
0-1
ATS
1-0
0-1
ATS Home
1-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
0-1
O/U
0-1
0-1
O/U Home
0-1
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
3:00pm Partly Cloudy
17ºC / 62ºF
52% Humidity
0% Precipitation
51% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 7
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 2, 2017YOUNG28-21W-13/64.5-L/U2081403481073114180
Dec 28, 2016NWESTN24-31L-3.5/63-L/U1692694382482144622
Nov 26, 2016SYRACU76-61W-24.5/66-L/O3932516442284406681
Nov 19, 2016DUKE56-14W-8/60-W/O22423746125243268-1
Nov 12, 2016CLEM43-42W+21.5/62.5-W/O15630846450580630-2
Nov 5, 2016MI-FL28-51L+4.5/58-L/O1302874171783565342
Oct 27, 2016VTECH36-39L+3.5/54-W/O1802784581504065562
Oct 15, 2016VIRGNA45-31W-3/61-W/O209137346100278378-1
Oct 8, 2016GATECH37-34W-6.5/52-L/O2151924072411303711
Oct 1, 2016MARSHL43-27W-17/58-L/O252280532104240344-1
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 2, 2017AKRON52-0W-30/62.5-W/U24732256973861590
Jan 2, 2017USC49-52L+7.5/60-W/O2112544651224535752
Dec 3, 2016WISCSN38-31W+2.5/45-W/O513844352411744152
Nov 26, 2016MICHST45-12W-11/53.5-W/O77386463109234343-1
Nov 19, 2016RUTGER39-0W-25/54-W/U3392105493948871
Nov 12, 2016INDIAN45-31W-7/59.5-W/O79332411110344454-3
Nov 5, 2016IOWA41-14W-6.5/52.5-W/O35924059930204234-1
Oct 29, 2016PURDUE62-24W-14.5/57-W/O25725451146295341-4
Oct 22, 2016OHIOST24-21W+17.5/54.5-W/U1221542761682454131
Oct 8, 2016MARYL38-14W+1/55.5-W/U372152524170100270-1
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