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The power of Chryst compels Badgers to beat Penn State

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

The Wisconsin Badgers are the favorites of people who bet on college football online to win the Big Ten championship game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, December 3rd at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The following are the online sportsbook NCAA football betting lines:

Penn State +2 (-110) 46½ (-110) +110
Wisconsin -2 (-110) 46½ (-110) -130

The Badgers (10-2) closed their regular season with a 31-17 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday. Bart Houston threw 9 of 14 for 123 yards while Alex Hornibrook went 4 of 8 for 29 yards. Corey Clement ran for 100 yards and two TDs on 26 carries. Jazz Peavy had 47 yards on four receptions. T.J. Edwards had 11 tacklers. T.J. Watt had 1½ sacks. Sojourn Shelton intercepted two passes. Andrew Endicott made 1 of 1 field goals. The Badgers have won six games in a row.

The Lions (10-2) trounced the Michigan State Spartans 45-12 on Saturday. Trace McSorley finished 17 of 23 for 376 yards with four TDs. Andre Robinson ran for 32 yards and one TD on three carries. Chris Godwin had 135 yards and two TDs on five receptions. Brandon Bell had 18 tackles. The Lions had four sacks. The Lions have won eight games in a row.

Wisconsin is averaging 381.1 total yards (179.6 passing and 201.5 rushing) and allowing 292.0 total yards (191.3 passing and 100.8 rushing) per game. Hornibrook left the previous game with a head injury and it is unclear whether he will play against Penn State. Houston is 69 of 108 (63.9%) for 912 yards with five TDs and three picks. Clement has run for 1140 yards and 13 TDs on 271 carries. Peavey has 582 yards and five TDs on 17 catches. Edwards has 75 combined tackles. Watt has 9½ sacks. Leo Musso has intercepted five passes.

Penn State is averaging 433.3 total yards (251.0 passing and 182.3 rushing) and allowing 346.8 total yards (200.5 passing and 146.3 rushing) per game. McSorley is 184 of 327 (56.3%) for 2976 yards with 21 TDs and five picks. Saquon Barkley has run for 1219 yards and 15 TDs on 228 carries. Mike Gesicki has 610 yards and three TDs on 44 catches. Marcus Allen has 90 combined tackles. Garrett Sickels has 6½ sacks.

Trends for Wisconsin fans who bet on college football: the Badgers are 11-2-1 against the spread in the last 14 games, 5-0 straight-up in the last five games, and 1-4 against the spread and straight-up in the last five games versus the Lions. The total has gone under in 15 of Wisconsin’s last 23 games, and over in four of the Badgers’ last five games versus the Lions.

Trends for Penn State fans who bet on college football: the Lions are 5-0 against the spread and straight-up in the last five games, and 4-1 against the spread and straight-up in the last five games versus the Badgers. The total has gone over in four of Penn State’s last five games, and over in four of the Lions’ last five games versus the Badgers.

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