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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Odds

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Betting Preview of the Appalachian State vs. Penn State matchup

The NCAA football betting season is a couple of months away. To help bettors determine which sports bet to make in the opening week, we’re taking an early look at the best early season matchups. On the menu for today is the Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions matchup. Both teams are coming off successful seasons and it will be interesting to see these two go at it. Let’s check on what the sportsbook betting odds are predicting.

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions – Sat., Sept. 1st

When: 3:30 pm ET

Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania

TV: BTN

Stream: BTN 2 GO

NCAA Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Appalachian State -1½ (+135) +1450
Penn State -24 (-110) -2750
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Appalachian State Mountaineers       

The Mountaineers turned in a 9-4 record last season that included a 7-1 record in Sun Belt conference. That conference record lead to a 2nd place ranking in the Sun Belt football standings. After posting such a brilliant record, Appalachian State received an invite to the Dollar General Bowl. There they would face Toledo in a 34-0 brutal triumph. All in all the end of the season was filled with nothing but high times for Mountaineers. In fact, they finished out the season riding a 4-game winning streak. Included in that was a 27-6 win over Georgia Southern in their annual rivalry. Scott Satterfield will lead the Mountaineers once again, marking his 6th season with the program.

Players to Watch: Taylor Lamb (2,737 passing yards, 27 TD, 6 INT), Jalin Moore (1,037 rushing yards, 12 TD, 5.7 AVG), and Ike Lewis (733 receiving yards, 8 TD, 51 REC).

Penn State Nittany Lions

The Nittany Lions delivered a masterful 11-2 record last season. On top of that, Penn State posted a 7-2 record in Big Ten play. This led to a 3rd place ranking in the East Division of the Big Ten standings. Unfortunately for Penn State, that conference record was not good enough to garner an invitation to the conference championship. It was however, good enough to get them into the Fiesta Bowl. There Penn State would close out the season on a high note by defeating No. 12 Washington 35-28.

Players to Watch: Trace McSorley (3,570 passing yards, 28 TD, 10 INT), Miles Sanders (191 rushing yards, 2 TD, 6.2 AVG), and Juwan Johnson (701 receiving yards, 1 TD, 54 REC).

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Predictions

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  • Appalachian State posted a 4-3 record SU on the road last season
  • Appalachian State posted a 2-5 record ATS on the road last season
  • The TOTAL went UNDER in 5 of Appalachian State’s 7 road games last season
  • Penn State posted an 8-0 SU record at home last season
  • Penn State posted a 5-2-1 ATS record at home last season
  • The TOTAL went OVER in 7 of Penn State’s 13 games last season
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet NCAA games online take in this Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions pairing? All in all it’s better to stick with the Lions here. They’re coming off a great season and have most of their talent returning. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 35-28 Penn State.

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