Northwestern vs. Penn State Pick


STATE COLLEGE, PA (ATS Consultants) – Penn State hosts No. 24 Northwestern on Saturday at Noon ET on ESPN, live from Beaver Stadium.

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Northwestern is 5-0 overall this season and 1-0 on the road while Penn State is 3-2 overall and 2-1 at home. The Wildcats are 5-0 against the spread on the year while the Nittany Lions are 4-1 ATS. Penn State has won five straight in this series and covered the spread in four straight.

Odds: The oddsmakers at have Penn State as a slight favorite at home, as the Nittany Lions are getting odds of -3 points against Northwestern. The over/under total has been set at 47.5 points.
Line Movement: Opening odds had Penn State as a 4-point favorite at home. The spread never reached any higher than that and is holding at its low of Penn State -3.

Public Betting: Of the wagers that have been placed on this game, 67% are going on Northwestern with odds of +3 points at Penn State on Saturday. Be sure to click on the public betting link to get the latest odds and betting percentages.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL FREE PICK: Penn State is 7-1 ATS after playing Illinois and 5-1 ATS L6 at home in this series. Last year: Penn State (-4) over NORTHWESTERN, 34-24. Northwestern goes for a 6-0 start on the road against a Penn State team that has been overachieving. However, they’ve lost five straight in the series, giving up at least 33 points in each game. Penn State is led by their defense, anchored by linebacker Michael Mauti, who intercepted two passes against the Illini. Penn State will take advantage of the Northwestern pass defense, which is 109th in the nation (289ypg). Senior QB Matt McGloin has thrown six touchdowns without a pick in beating Northwestern the last two times.


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