Betting sites favor Penn State by a field goal over Auburn when the Nittany Lions and the Tigers play in week 3 of college football action at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Auburn Tigers Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Penn State||-3 (-105)||49 (-110)||-150|
|Auburn||+3 (-115)||49 (-110)||+130|
Betting Penn State Nittany Lions
The Lions are slight road faves according to the best online sportsbooks. Penn State looks to improve on their 2-0 start following a 46-10 rout of Ohio. Sean Clifford has passed for 495 yards, five touchdowns and one interception with a 60.9 completion percentage.
Nicholas Singleton has a team-best 210 rushing yards. Mitchell Tinsley has a team-best 10 receptions and 111 receiving yards with two touchdowns. Brenton Strange and Parker Washington have a total of 179 receiving yards. On defense, Curtis Jacobs has a team-best 11 total tackles. Johnny Dixon has a couple of sacks.
Betting sites’ trends show that Penn State is 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Penn State’s past 15 games. Penn State is 13-6 SU in their last 19 games. The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Penn State’s past 16 games on the road.
Penn State is 1-6 SU in their last seven games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference. Penn State is 9-0 SU in their last nine games played in September. The total has gone UNDER in eight of Penn State’s last 12 games played in week 3. Penn State is 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games played on a Saturday.
Betting Auburn Tigers
The Auburn Tigers hope to improve on their own 2-0 start following a win over San Jose State 24-16. T.J. Finley has passed for 279 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions on 64.7% passing. Robby Ashford has 101 passing yards on 50% passing.
Tank Bigsby has a team-best 198 rushing yards with three scores. Jarquez Hunter has a team-best four TDs on the ground. Ashford has 129 rushing yards. Ja’Varrius Johnson has a team-best 158 receiving yards. On defense, Cam Riley has a team-best 20 total tackles which includes 13 solo tackles. Auburn’s defense has four sacks.
Looking at betting sites’ records we find that Auburn is 1-6 ATS in their last seven games. The total has gone UNDER in four of Auburn’s last five games. Auburn is 2-5 SU in their last seven games. Auburn is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games at home.
Auburn is 1-4 ATS in their last five games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference. Auburn is 12-1 SU in their last 13 games played in September. Auburn is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games played in week 3. The total has gone UNDER in five of Auburn’s last seven games played on a Saturday. The total has gone UNDER in four of Auburn’s last six games played on a Saturday when at home.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Auburn Tigers Pick
We are fully aware of what Penn State can do offensively this season. They really let Ohio have it following a neat win over Purdue. Auburn hasn’t been impressive against the spread ATS, but they were heavy chalk in those two games. In an underdog role, they’re more than able to not only cover, but beat Penn State straight up. We will take Auburn and the points here.
Following Auburn’s underwhelming performance against San Jose State last week they deserve to be home dogs. The Tigers are 0-2 ATS this season after Mercer scored a late TD to cover the 20-point spread. San Jose State gave Auburn a tight game even though they were 23.5-point underdogs.
The Nittany Lions are 2-0 ATS after they beat Purdue on the road. They crushed Ohio at home last week. Auburn’s offense has not shown enough for us to foresee them winning this game but the defense will keep it close all the way through.
Penn State being a three-point road favorite seems about right taking into account how the first two weeks of the season have unfolded for both teams. That may be a good wager to take this weekend. But our focus will be on the over 48.5.
Penn State’s defense clamped Ohio down after they had a tough time containing Purdue in Week 1. Playing on the road gets the Nittany Lions into a frenzy that could see Auburn feed off the energy a little for some tough touchdown drives. But Penn State’s offense has had little difficulty putting points on the scoreboard. The over feels like a given.