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Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Identical to Michigan in 2007 Penn State opened at home against Appalachian State.  Accordingly, another epic upset for the ages nearly took place.  The Nittany Lions escaped with their lives in overtime 45-38.  Yet they never had a shot at the Betting on college football cover as 24-point chalks.  In fact, App State led 38-31 with 1:47 to play.  Nonetheless PSU rallied to send the game into overtime.  But it was a sobering day of little joy despite the win.  More emphatically it was like surviving a train wreck.  Now the Nits face a potential trap at Pitt Saturday.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

Date and Time:  Saturday, September 8, 2018, 8 p.m. ET

Location:  Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Betting on College Football Odds:

Penn State-8½ (-110)57 (-110)
Pittsburgh U+8½ (-110)57 (-110)
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Penn State vs. Pittsburgh TV Coverage:  ABC

Penn State Nittany Lions

Following that near disaster against Appalachian State the Nittany Lions can point to positives.  First, quarterback Todd McSorley did engineer a game saving drive with under two minutes to go.  McSorely finished with 230 yards passing and a touchdown toss.  Supplementing PSU was Miles Sanders with 91 yards rushing and two touchdowns.  Additionally, the defense made the clinching spot in overtime.  So, while it was not a betting on college football cover it could have been worse.  Far worse.  Most important of all PSU keeps their playoff aspirations alive.

Kenny Pickett

By contrast Pitt had easy sailing in their opener.  1AA Albany was the sacrificial lamb in a 33-7 Panthers win.  In brief Kenny Pickett triggered the win.  To show Pickett threw for 154 yards and two touchdowns.

Stats to Consider

Penn State has held their best offshore betting value in away games.  To begin with the Nittany Lions have covered six of their last eight road matchups.  Further, 10 of their last 13 away tilts went over the total.   Also impressive is PSU’s mark as a road chalk.  Overall the Nits have paid in five of their last seven in that role.  Six of their last nine as away favorites went over the number.

Pittsburgh Panthers

Pitt can be a dangerous home dog.  To illuminate the Panthers scored a 24-14 upset over second ranked Miami last year.  On the whole they have covered four of their last six getting points at home.  Their last three as a pup at Heinz Field also went under the total.  Further, Pitt has paid in four consecutive home games.  Eight of their last nine at Heinz Field went under the total.

Team vs. Team

Head to head Penn State has come away with the cash just once in their last six games vs. Pitt.  And two of the last three have gone under the total.  In like manner the Panthers have covered two of their last three at home against the Lions.

Matchup to Watch

On this occasion Penn State should be ready.  To begin with they know they are entering a dangerous situation.  Secondly, they recall Pitt’s Betting on college football win over Miami last November.  Because of this expect the Nittany Lions to perform much better.  Along the same lines PSU brings their best wagering value in road games.  Also, they covered their last trip to Pitt.

Penn State vs. Pittsburgh Betting on College Football Picks

In spite of the hostile environment expect Penn State to come away with the cash!

Penn State vs. Pittsburgh Betting on College Football Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State vs. Pittsburgh Betting on College Football Score Prediction:  Penn State 27, Pitt 17

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