Penn State got some recovery last week after blowing two almost certain wins at home. Indeed, in back to back home games the Nittany Lions snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Ohio State and Michigan State rose from the dead on those occasions to make Happy Valley anything but. However last week the Nits scored a 33-28 win at Indiana. And although they didn’t cover the betting on college football line it was a much-needed respite from misery. Iowa is in the thick of the Big Ten West Division race. Most important of all they are making money.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
Date and Time: Saturday, October 27, 2018, 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
Betting on Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Iowa||+6½ (-110)||53½ (-110)|
|Penn State||-6½ (-110)||53½ (-110)|
Iowa vs. Penn State TV Coverage: ESPN
Iowa enters Penn State with a record of 6-1 both straight up and against the spread. Also, four of their games have gone over the total. Last week the Hawkeyes scored a 23-0 home payout over Maryland in their best performance of the season. As a matter of fact, defense is the strength of this Iowa team. Hence Iowa’s ranking of third in the land for total defense. Counter to that is an offense that ranks a mediocre 76th overall and 57th for scoring. Quarterback Nathan Stanley has thrown 16 touchdown passes with just six interceptions.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State is now 5-2 straight up and 4-3 vs. the odds. Last week was the second consecutive failure to get the money by PSU. Correspondingly Penn State has gone over the total five times on the season. Quarterback Trace McSorely is the do it all trigger to the Penn State attack. He is one of the top dual threats in the nation.
Stats to Consider
Overall Iowa has been a solid betting on college football value on the road. In fact, the Hawkeyes have lost just five of their last 18 games vs. the line away from home. Iowa has gone over the total in seven of their last 10 in that situation. Meanwhile Penn State has dropped as a wagering value at Beaver Stadium. For example, the Nittany Lions have failed to cover four of their last six on their home field. Additionally, three of their last five in Happy Valley have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
Penn State has had the offshore betting advantage in this recent head to head series. To show the Nittany Lions have paid in three of their last four against the Hawkeyes. Four of the last six tilts between these teams have gone under the total. Now at Beaver Stadium, Penn State also carries the edge vs. the Hawkeyes. To illuminate the Nittany Lions have covered three of their last four at home against Iowa. Four of the last five between these teams at PSU have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Iowa’s offense is a Betting on college football matchup disadvantage in this one. Supplementing that is the dynamic McSorley being the best player on the field.
Iowa vs. Penn State Betting on College Football Picks
To conclude Penn State has too much firepower for Iowa here.
Iowa vs. Penn State Betting on College Football Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions
Iowa vs. Penn State Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Penn State 31, Iowa 14
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