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College Football Betting Preview: Penn St Nittany Lions vs. Indiana Hoosiers

October 28, 2023


The Indiana Hoosiers will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania to face the 10th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon with the game airing nationally at 12:00 PM ET on CBS in week 9 of the college football season.

Indiana enters this game with a record of 2-5 following a 14-31 loss at home against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights while failing to cover the 6-point spread as a home underdog in week 8 of the college football season. The Hoosiers scored 14 points while compiling a total of 279 yards offensively which included 126 passing yards and 153 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 315 total yards defensively which included 39 passing yards and 276 rushing yards. 

Brendan Sorsby led the team in passing, completing 15 of 31 attempts for 126 yards and a touchdown while adding 49 rushing yards and a touchdown on 11 attempts. Trent Howland led the team in rushing with nine carries for 54 yards while adding two receptions for 20 yards. Omar Cooper Jr. led the team in receiving, catching one of two targets for 35 yards and a touchdown.

The Penn State Nittany Lions enter this game ranked 10th in the AP Poll and 10th in the Coaches poll with a record of 6-1 following a 12-20 loss on the road against the Ohio State Buckeyes while failing to cover the 4-point spread as a road underdog in week 8 of the college football season. 

Penn State scored 12 points while compiling a total of 240 yards offensively which included 191 passing yards and 49 rushing yards while allowing 20 points and 365 total yards defensively which included 286 passing yards and 79 rushing yards. Drew Allar led the team in passing, completing 18 of 42 attempts for 191 yards and a touchdown. Nicholas Singleton led the team in rushing with nine carries for 48 yards while adding a reception for six yards. KeAndre Lambert-Smith led the team in receiving, catching six of 12 targets for 52 yards.

BookMaker has the Penn State Nittany Lions listed as 32-point favorites at home against the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday afternoon in week 9 of the college football season. Penn State has won eight of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series. Both teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Nittany Lions are 2-1 ATS in the last three meetings. The Indiana Hoosiers are 3-4 ATS overall, 0-2 ATS on the road, 2-3 ATS as an underdog, and 1-3 ATS in conference games this season while the Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-1 ATS overall, 4-0 ATS at home, 6-0 ATS as a favorite, and 3-1 ATS in conference games on the year.

Penn State is one of the best teams in the Big Ten and has been one of the best teams at covering the spread this season in college football going 6-1 ATS overall and 6-0 ATS as a favorite while covering the spread in all four of their home games. I look for those trends to continue when they host one of the worst teams in the conference on Saturday afternoon which is why I am laying the points and taking the Penn State Nittany Lions at home in week 9 of the college football season. 

Spooky Express Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions -32