Penn State vs. Indiana Gambling Line and Expert Prediction
It seems that Penn State is finally putting the Joe Paterno days behind them as the program is finally returning to its former glory. It’s not easy to dodge a scandal as notorious as the one looming over the Nittany Lions but if there’s anything the USA sportsbook betting community should take away from this is that winning can make people forget just about anything. And judging by the team PSU is slated to face this weekend, it’s safe to bet that they’ll keep on winning.
No. 4 Penn State is scheduled to face the unranked Indiana Hoosiers this Saturday. The Nittany Lions are coming off a 21-19 win over the unranked Iowa Hawkeyes that ended up being much closer than most of the top sportsbooks around were anticipating. In fact, the Hawkeyes had most college football betting players sweating profusely as their once-thought to be easy bet was on the verge of getting upset. Nevertheless, sports wagering sites are once again sticking to Penn State – heavily.
GTBets Sportsbook currently has the line set at -880 for a straight up bet on the nationally ranked team. Penn State is undefeated at 4-0 this season, which ties them for 1st place in Big Ten East alongside the No. 8 Michigan Wolverines. Penn State will face Michigan in 3 weeks and a win this weekend will go a long way in helping the program keep its momentum.
If you feel like the Nittany Lions will slip and tumble at the hands of Indiana, you can cash in on the lucrative +630 odds available on Indiana. The Hoosiers come into this contest spotting a 2-1 record that ranks them 6th in the Big Ten East. Indiana is winless against conference opponents thus far this season and it’s unlikely that they’ll crack that drought this weekend against a team of Penn State’s caliber.
Betting the spread seems like the best USA sportsbook option. Right now online sportsbooks are setting spread at -17 ½ in the favorite’s direction. Indiana is 2-1 against the spread this season while Penn State has posted a 2-1-1 record against the spread. Penn State has shutout two opponents this season but they are coming off a game in which they only won by 3 points. The Hoosiers are averaging 35.7 points per outing while the Nittany Lions are gaining 40 ½. Defensively Indiana gives up 27.7 while Penn State only gives up an impressive 8.3 points per match. The payout on the spread is listed at -110 on both teams.
Penn State will wear numbers on the side of their helmets vs. Indiana, pulling inspiration from the 1959-61 & 1967-74 teams.#IUvsPSU pic.twitter.com/2Wt4fJaT9L
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) September 28, 2017
If you would prefer to bet on the totals you can wager on the current 66 point prediction. The Hoosiers are 2-1 against the over/under line this season and Penn State is 1-3 against it in 2017. USA sportsbook sites are offering an acceptable payout of -110 on both teams on this line as well. Looking over all betting options available o this matchup, college football betting fans might be better off sticking to the spread line on this one.