Oregon State at Penn State Pick and Preview
- Updated: September 6, 2008
Oregon State at Penn State
Saturday, 3:30 pm Eastern – ABC
SBG Global Opening Line: Penn State – 16.5 , Total 46.5
Two teams going in opposite directions meet on Saturday as 19th ranked Penn State hosts Oregon State. The Nittany Lions routed Coastal Carolina last week while the Beavers were upset by Stanford. Penn State played very well last week against an overmatched Coastal Carolina club but this week they will get a much stiffer test from Oregon State. SBG Global reports that early NCAA Football betting has the public taking Penn State at Home.
The Nittany Lions have two quarterbacks running the offense this season as Daryll Clark and Pat Devlin are competing for the job. Clark completed 11 of 14 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown while Devlin was 5-for-8 for 83 yards last week. “Both quarterbacks played well,” head coach Joe Paterno said. “I think Daryll Clark has earned the job, but I think Devlin is very close. I think it’s a good situation for us.”
Oregon State committed three turnovers last week in the loss to Stanford including a costly fumble late in the game that cost them a potential tying touchdown. Quarterback Lyle Moevao threw for three touchdowns in the loss to Stanford but also had two interceptions.
Here is a look at the NCAA Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. Penn State is 22-11 all-time against Pac-10 opponents but has never faced Oregon State. The Beavers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Beavers are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Beavers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The Beavers are 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 games in September
SBG Global Current Line: Penn State – 15 , Total 46
The Nittany Lions are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The Nittany Lions are 8-3-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Nittany Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
The Under is 6-1 in the Beavers last 7 non-conference games. The Over is 5-1 in the Beavers last 6 road games. The Over is 4-1 in the Beavers last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. The Over is 4-1 in the Beavers last 5 games overall. The Under is 24-11 in the Nittany Lions last 35 non-conference games.
Pick: Penn State 3units
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