Indiana Hoosiers at Penn State Nittany Lions - 11/16/19 CFB Picks & Odds
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
CFB: 12:00 PM EST
Nov. 16, 2019
Latest Odds : PSU -14 O/U 53.5
The Indiana Hoosiers are set to visit Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania for a Big Ten clash against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Indiana Hoosiers come into this matchup with a 7-2 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Northwestern Wildcats, 34-3. QB Peyton Ramsey had an efficient game through the air for Indiana as he connected on 7 of his 10 pass attempts for 108 yards and a TD. Sophomore RB Stevie Scott III had a big game on the ground for the Hoosiers as he ran for 116 yards and 2 TDs on 26 carries.
The Indiana Hoosiers were good on the defensive side of the ball against the Northwestern Wildcats as they held them to 3 points and a total of 199 yards of offense. Junior DB Marcelino Ball led the way for the Indiana defense with 5 tackles and 1 pass deflection. Senior DL Allen Stallings was the lone Hoosier to record a sack against the Northwestern offense while junior DL Jerome Johnson and Michael Ziemba recorded TFL.
The Penn State Nittany Lions come into this matchup with an 8-1 record, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent road game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 31-26. Sophomore QB Sean Clifford struggled to get much offense generated for Penn State as he connected on 23 of his 43 pass attempts for 340 yards, 1 TD, and 3 interceptions. Sophomore RB Journey Brown had a big game on the ground for the Nittany Lions as he ran for 124 yards and 2 TDS on 14 carries.
The Penn State Nittany Lions struggled on the defensive side of the ball against the Minnesota Golden Gophers as they allowed them to score 31 points and rack up a total of 460 yards of offense. Sophomore LB Micah Parsons and senior LB Jan Johnson led the way for the Penn State defense as they combined for 22 tackles, 5 TFL, and 1 sack. Senior safety Garrett Taylor had a productive game from the secondary for the Nittany Lions as he pitched in 10 tackles.
Recent Betting Trends:
Hoosiers are 5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 9-4 in Hoosiers last 13 conference games.
Nittany Lions are 2-12-2 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss.
Under is 7-2 in Nittany Lions last 9 conference games.
Free Betting Pick: Indiana Hoosiers +14
Indiana has quietly put together an impressive season as they are 7-2 and have now crept into the AP Poll, and they should be able to keep this matchup close. Indiana has been strong on both sides of the ball this season, but their defense has been their moneymaker as they rank 23rd in points allowed. Indiana has one of the best running backs in the Big Ten with Stevie Scott III as he has run for 737 yards and 9 TDs this season, but the Nittany Lions have a great run defense which will force Indiana to depend on their experienced QB and WR Whop Philyor who has 813 receiving yards this season. Penn State is coming off a disappointing loss against Minnesota, and I am unsure how a young team will respond against a good team. Final Score Prediction, Penn State Nittany Lions win but fail to cover ATS 24-13.