Last season the Nittany Lions lost for those that bet on college football at Iowa and that loss ruined Penn State’s season. College football betting has Penn State as a 9.5 point favorite with a total of 40.5. The Nittany Lions are in a similar position this season as they are in the Top 5 in the country and in line for a national title shot if they stay unbeaten.
The sports betting question is how good is Penn State really though in college football betting? The Nittany Lions haven’t done anything this year to rate a #5 online betting ranking. The Hawkeyes are the first real test for Penn State in college football betting. The Hawkeyes are 3-0 on this season and going back to last season and have won seven straight by an average of almost 18 points per game. Iowa knows that revenge could play a part in this sports betting game on Saturday. "Oh yeah, they are going to (want) some revenge on us," defensive tackle Karl Klug said. "We are going to have to bring our 'A' game."
Penn State has won their first three games by a combined 90-20 but the level of competition in college football betting has been terrible as Penn State has beaten Akron, Syracuse and Temple. The Nittany Lions could be without two starting linebackers in this college football betting game. Sean Lee and Navorro Bowman are both dealing with injuries. "I don't really know whether (we'll) have either one of them," head coach Joe Paterno said. "You keep your fingers crossed that you'll have one or both of them."
Iowa struggled in their bet on college football opener against Northern Iowa but they have looked better lately with college football betting wins over Iowa State and Arizona. Iowa has won six of their last seven online betting meetings with Penn State.
Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark has now thrown at least two touchdowns in each of his last six college football betting games. Bet on college football stats show that Iowa and Penn State are the only two teams in the Big Ten not to allow a rushing TD this college football betting season. The Hawkeyes are 5-2 against the college football betting number in their last 7 conference games. Iowa is 4-1 vs. bet on college football odds in their last 5 meetings at Penn State. The Underdog in this college football betting series is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.