Penn State vs. Nebraska Odds

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LINCOLN, NE (The Spread) – No. 18 Nebraska looks to keep its spot on top of the Big Ten standings on Saturday when the Cornhuskers host Penn State at 3:30PM ET on ABC.

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Nebraska comes into this game at 7-2 overall, 4-1 in the Big Ten and 5-0 at home. Penn State is 6-3 overall, 4-1 in conference play and 3-1 on the road. Nebraska is 5-4 against the spread this season while Penn State is 7-2 ATS. Nebraska has won its last two meeting with Penn State.

Trends show that Penn State is 4-0 against the spread in its last 4 road games but just 5-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record. Nebraska is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Nebraska is favored at home in this game, as the Cornhuskers are getting odds of -7.5 points against Penn State. The over/under total for Saturday has been set at 53.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Nebraska favored by 8.5 points. The spread hasn’t gotten higher than that. It hit a low of 6.5 points during the week before closing at Nebraska -7.

Nebraska is coming off a 28-24 win at Michigan State last week in which the Cornhuskers overcame a 10-point deficit in the final quarter. Nebraska has had three of their last four victories come by four points or less. Nebraska is holding opponents to 25.2 points per game on defense this season while the offense is averaging 38 points per game. The team is being led by quarterback Taylor Martinez, who has thrown for 1,941 yards and 18 touchdowns while rushing for 666 yards and eight scores.

Penn State is coming off a 34-9 win at Purdue last week. The Nittany Lions’ lone loss in conference play was 35-23 against Ohio State. On the year, Penn State is holding opponents to 17.1 points per game while the offense is scoring 28.6 points per contest. The team is being led by quarterback Matthew McGloin, who has thrown for 2,436 yards and 18 touchdowns this season.

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In terms of Injuries, Penn State defensive lineman Jordan Hill is questionable with a knee injury while tight end Kyle Carter is questionable with an ankle injury. Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead is questionable with a knee injury while receiver Taariq Allen is out with a knee injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Penn State. The Nittany Lions are getting 56% of the wagers with odds of +7.5 points at Nebraska on Saturday.

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