The Penn State vs. Indiana Big Ten rivalry has been a rather one-sided affair since their nearly yearly meetings began in 1993. Penn State is 24-2 against Indiana as the programs go head-to-head on Saturday on CBS and Paramount+. Indiana did get the better of Penn State in 2020 though, escaping with a 36-35 overtime win to kick off the 2020 season. Can Indiana shock the college football world yet again?
The game is scheduled to kick off at noon ET on Saturday at Beaver Stadium in Penn State University Park. The Nittany Lions are 32-point favorites in the latest Penn State vs. Indiana odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 45.5. Before making any Penn State vs. Indiana picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now the model has dialed in on Penn State vs. Indiana and just revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are the college football odds and trends for Indiana vs. Penn State:
- Penn State vs. Indiana spread: Penn State -32
- Penn State vs. Indiana over/under: 45.5 points
- Penn State vs. Indiana money line: Penn State -8000, Indiana +2200
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Why Penn State can cover
No. 10 Penn State has the most dominant defense in the country entering Week 9. The Nittany Lions have allowed the fewest total yards (1,527), yards per game (218.1) and yards per play (3.67) in the country over their 6-1 start. And the defense’s statistical dominance isn’t due to a soft schedule, as Penn State has played five games against Power 5 schools and held Ohio State to 20 points for just the Buckeyes’ second time scoring 20 points or fewer over the last five seasons. That came in a 20-12 loss for the Nittany Lions.
Penn State is second in the Big Ten in rushing yards per game (181.3), led by the running back duo of Nicholas Singleton and Kaytron Allen. The two have more than 400 rushing yards each while averaging at least 4.2 yards per carry. In comparison, Indiana has the worst rush defense in the Big Ten, allowing a conference-high 174.4 rushing yards per game on 4.7 yards per attempt. Penn State has substantial statistical advantages on both sides of the ball, which could lead to a one-sided affair on Saturday. See picks at SportsLine.
Why Indiana can cover
Despite Penn State winning 24 of 26 matchups between the two schools straight-up, Penn State hasn’t defeated Indiana by 32 points or greater in any of their last 17 meetings. Indiana has scored at least 14 points in four of its last five games overall, so if the Hoosiers can find the end zone twice against Penn State, their defense could contain Penn State enough to cover the spread. Indiana is 0-4 and allowing 37.5 points per game in Big Ten competition this season, but the Hoosiers did hold Ohio State to just 23 points this year.
Indiana averaged 5.3 yards per rush against Rutgers last week, led by Trent Howland’s 54 yards on nine carries and quarterback Brendan Sorsby adding 49 yards on 11 carries with a touchdown. If Indiana can put together a few long drives with a successful rushing attack, that will limit Penn State’s opportunities and chances at covering the five-score spread. See picks at SportsLine.
How to make Indiana vs. Penn State picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 47 combined points. It also says one side of the spread is the better value. You can see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Penn State vs. Indiana, and which side of the spread is the better value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up well over $2,000 on top-rated spread picks since its inception, and find out, and don’t forget to stream on Paramount+.