At the onset of the season, Penn State was ignored by most pundits and gamblers. Head coach James Franklin’s Nittany Lions were lost in the noise. Michigan and Ohio State have dominated the Big Ten betting on college football conversation. However, the Nits 79-7 home payout over Idaho has caught attention. True, it was a weak opponent but it was still something of a statement. This week Buffalo comes a calling to Happy Valley. And the Nittany Lions will again have a huge number to cover. Buffalo is coming off a 10-win bowl season and is an upgrade from Idaho.
Buffalo Bulls vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
|Date and Time:||Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania|
|Buffalo Vs. Penn State TV Coverage:||FOX|
Buffalo Bulls vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Overview
Last week Buffalo scored a 38-10 betting on college football Win over 1-AA Robert Morris. It is hard to gauge the value of that win as the Bulls failed to cover as 41.5-point favorites. Starting with the fact that Buffalo lost a lot of offensive skill to graduation is their concern. Penn State has recruited well under Franklin and this year has the chance to take advantage of that. Consider the Nittany Lions lost record-setting quarterback Trace McSorley and five other starters to the NFL. A clear difference is seen in the revamped lineup.
Can Bulls Climb Mount Nittany?
Fashion the strong performance of Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford in week one’s sports betting payout. Clifford threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns in the Nittany Lions win. Backup quarterback Will Levis passed for 62 yards and a TD. Additionally, running back Devyn Ford thrived with six rushes good for 107 yards and a TD. Wide receiver KJ Hamler caught four passes for 115 yards and two TD’s. Overall the Nits outgained the Vandals 673-145. Defensively Penn State was as strong as expected. Buffalo faces a truly daunting task Saturday.
Buffalo and Penn State Betting Trends
The Bulls are:
- 5-2 vs. the odds as a road dog
- 2-9 under the total getting points away from home
- 7-1 against the spread in road games at the Big Ten
- 3-2 over the total at Big Ten schools
- 2-0 vs. the line against the Nittany Lions
- 2-0 against the spread at Penn State
The Nittany Lions are:
- 10-4-1 vs. the odds as a home favorite
- 4-3 over the total as chalk at Beaver Stadium
- 6-2 against the board at home against MAC teams
- 4-11 under the total vs. the MAC at Beaver Stadium
Buffalo Bulls Vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting on College Football Picks
Above all Franklin has faced his share of criticism and doubt heading into the 2019 season. He has developed the betting on college football reputation of being a strong recruiter but mediocre coach. While Michigan and Ohio State garner headlines the Nittany Lions may well be setting up a potential Big Ten trap.
Buffalo Vs. Penn State Betting on College Football Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions
Buffalo vs. Penn State Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Penn State 49, Buffalo 7
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