The Nittany Lions are 17.5 point home favorites in NCAA football betting at the online sportsbook.
College football betting has been up and down on the Nittany Lions this season as oftentimes they simply don’t play up to their ranking. Last week they routed Eastern Illinois in a game that was not on the NCAA football betting board at the sports book. Penn State has been very good at home even if they don’t always cover the college football betting number. The Nittany Lions have won 31 of their last 34 home games. They did lose this season at home though to Iowa in a game that probably cost them a shot at the Big 10 title and a big bowl game. They could get challenged on Saturday in NCAA football betting by a Minnesota team that is 2-1 in the Big 10.
Penn State has the 6-4 edge in the all-time series against the Gophers including a 28-27 win back in 2006. The winner in college football betting in this game on Saturday could be the team that gets the better quarterback play. Minnesota’s Adam Weber has thrown six touchdowns but has thrown eight interceptions. Penn State has Darryl Clark and he has been up and down this season as well. He had a nice game last week but it really means nothing considering who Penn State played. He has thrown for 1,367 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. He may have some success in this college football betting matchup against a Minnesota defense that is not very good. Penn State has the better defense in this NCAA football betting game and that could be the difference as the Lions are allowing just 10.2 points per game.
Minnesota has been a very good underdog on the road of late in college football betting. The Golden Gophers are 6-1 in college football betting in their last 7 games as a road underdog. They have also been good in October going 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The Golden Gophers are 5-2-1 in college football betting in the last 8 meetings against Penn State.
Penn State has also been good in October going 5-0-1 in college football betting in their last 6 games in the month. As a favorite in college football betting at the online sportsbook, the Nittany Lions have struggled, going 1-4 in college football betting in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Nittany Lions are 1-4 in NCAA football betting in their last 5 home games.