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Pittsburgh vs. Penn State College Football Betting Week 3

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Pitt Panthers Vs. Penn State Nittany Lions NCAAF betting odds, picks and preview

Last year Pitt hosted Penn State on ABC Saturday night TV in the hopes of making a national statement. Instead, the statement was that the Panthers were not ready for Prime Time. Pitt was humiliated with the College football odds in a 51-6 debacle that has been on their minds ever since. Now the Panthers head to Happy Valley for the rematch. Revenge is hard to see with the Nittany Lions looking strong as a Big Ten title contender. By contrast, Pitt has been lethargic and lackluster. But the Panthers will be getting a big number.

Pittsburgh Panthers Vs. Penn State Nittany Lions

When: Saturday, September 14, Noon ET
Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
TV: ABC
Stream: ESPN
Pittsburgh Panthers Vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Pittsburgh +17 (-110) +600
Penn State -17 (-110) -900
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Pitt Panthers

Now Pitt will enter Beaver Stadium with a record of 1-1 both straight up and with the odds with two under. A week ago, the Panthers got the money in a ho-hum 20-10 home win over Ohio. Of great concern is a plodding Pitt offense ranked 113th in the nation for scoring. Head coach Pat Narduzzi continues to flounder at putting a respectable offense on the field. First-week results were an ugly 30-14 home lost to solid Virginia.

Players to Watch: QB Kenny Pickett (185 YDS, 51% COMP, 4.5 AVG, 1 TD, 2 INT, 87.4 RTG), RB AJ Davis (8 ATT, 25 YDS, 3.1 YPC, 1 TD, 2 REC, 65 YDS, 32.5 0 TD), WR Maurice Ffrench (6 REC, 54 YDS, 9.0 AVG, 0 TD), WR Taysir Mack (6 REC, 33 YDS, 5.5 YPC, 0 TD)

Penn State Nittany Lions

Fashion Penn State’s 2-0 start both straight up and with the odds with two overs. Last week the Nittany Lions trailed Buffalo 10-7 at the half. But in the second half PSU exploded to delight home fans and gamblers in a 45-13 win. In their opener, the Nits killed Idaho 79-7 for an easy home payout. As a result, head coach James Franklin’s team ranks second in the nation for scoring.

Players to Watch: QB Sean Clifford (73% COMP, 279 YDS, 12.7 AVG, 4 TD, 0 INT, 18 RSH, 108 YDS, 6.0 AVG, 0 TD), RB Devyn Ford (6 RSH, 107 YDS, 17.8 YPC, 1 TD, 3 REC, 6 YDS, 2.0 AVG, 0 TD), RB Journey Brown (11 RSH, 66 YDS, 6.0 YPC, 2 TD, 2 REC, 31 YDS, 15.5 YPC), RB Noah Cain (10 RSH, 46 YDS, 4.6 YPC, 3 TD), WR KJ Hamler (7 REC, 177 YDS, 25.3 YPC, 2 TD), TE Pat Freiermuth (9 REC, 124 YDS, 13.8 YPC, 2 TD), WR Jahan Dotson (5 REC, 122 YDS, 24.4 YPC, 2 TD), PK Jake Pinegar (16-16 XP, 3-3 FG)

Pitt Panthers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Numbers

Trends

Pitt Panthers

12-6-2 ATS as a road dog
1-9 under the total getting points on the road
0-2-1 ATS in their last 3 road meetings with Penn State
1-2 over the total in their last 3 away tilts with Penn State
1-5-1 ATS in their last seven matchups against Big Ten teams
3-2 over the total against the Big Ten
4-1-1 ATS in road matchups at Big Ten schools
2-1 over the total away from home vs. the Big Ten

Penn State Nittany Lions

11-4-1 ATS as a home chalk
5-3 over the total laying points at Beaver Stadium
5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games against Atlantic Coast Conference teams
3-1 over the total vs. the ACC
1-0-1 ATS at home vs. Atlantic Coast Conference schools
0-2 under the total vs. the ACC at Beaver Stadium
2-0-1 in their last three matchups with Pitt
2-1 over the total against Pitt

Pitt Panthers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Picks

Extending last year’s devastating bet on sports visual is the look of both teams in 2019. Pitt lacks the Penn State firepower.

Score Prediction: Penn State Nittany Lions 49, Pitt Panthers 10