Sports Betting Odds & Free College Football Picks: Pittsburgh Panthersávs Penn State Nittany Lions
Friday, September 08, 2017
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Pittsburgh Panthers vs. #4 Penn State Nittany Lions

Sports Betting Odds & Free College Football Picks: Pittsburgh Panthersávs Penn State Nittany Lions

Panthers: 1-0 (0-0 V)
Nittany Lions: 1-0 (1-0 H)
When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, September 9, 2017
Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
TV: ABC

Penn State has achieved its highest ranking in the coaches poll since 2008 and the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions have plenty of incentive entering a matchup at home with rival Pittsburgh on Saturday.

The rivalry, which began in 1893, was rekindled last year for the first time since 2000 and it resulted in a thrilling 42-39 win for the Panthers.

That was part of a 2-2 start for an unranked Penn State team, but the tables have turned dramatically since then and coach James Franklin's squad is riding high after a 52-0 rout of Akron to begin its campaign, although he insists on treating the Pitt game like any other.

"I guess what I don't understand is, are we supposed to prepare harder this week than we did last week?" Franklin told reporters who pressed him on the importance of the rivalry. "I mean, if we didn't play well and I said, 'Well, yeah, we didn't prepare as hard this week because we've got this game next week that's a big game,' I don't get it."

Bovada has the Penn State listed as 21½-points favorites and the game's total is sitting at 64 according to MyBookie.ag

On the NCAA Football Moneyline odds at BetOnline Penn State are at -.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. #4 Penn State Nittany Lions Sports Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
343 Pittsburgh
67
344 Penn State
-17
  Moneyline
+980/-1800

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Penn State was a 52-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against Zips. They covered the -30-point spread as favorites, while the total score (52) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 28-21 result against Penguins on September 02. Pittsburgh failed to cover in that game as a -13-point favorite, while the 49 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. #4 Penn State Nittany Lions Sports Odds & Trends

Pittsburgh:
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

Penn State:
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

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Oklahoma State Saturday, September 16
Penn State home to Georgia State Saturday, September 16

Free College Football Picks: Penn State -21½ at Bovada Sportsbook

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