The Penn State Nittany Lions are for real. They are currently fifth in the latest AP Top 25 poll, just 104 points behind Clemson for the fourth spot. In the coaches poll, they also are fifth, which a significant margin over the one-loss teams.
With the College Football Playoff rankings being released next week, it’s time to focus on the Penn State futures market as there is plenty of value out there.
PA online sportsbooks are in a vast disagreement on the odds for Penn State to win the national title, so there is value to be had for sure!
— Jason Ziernicki 🎲🏈➡️💰 (@jziernick) October 28, 2019
Penn State National Title Odds by Book
- DraftKings Sportsbook: 50/1
- BetRivers: 50/1
- PlaySugarHouse: 50/1
- Parx Sportsbook: 50/1
- FanDuel Sportsbook: 40/1
- PointsBet: 40/1
- SuperBookUSA: 16/1
- Harrah’s Sportsbook via Caesar’s: 12/1
As you can see, the odds are all over the place. What could explain these differences?
With Penn State set to play undefeated #13 Minnesota after a bye week, then Ohio State two weeks after that…it’s possible that some books do not like Penn State’s chances to advance beyond both those games with wins. In addition, the Nittany Lions will need to make (and win) the Big Ten Championship game in order to get into the college football playoff. That means there are plenty of hurdles to jump over before a National Championship can be attained.
BetRivers, PlaySugarhouse, DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and PointsBet all seem to be on this train, while SuperBookUSA and Harrah’s are far lower at 16/1 and 12/1, respectively.
Bet the Value
If you choose to bet on Penn State to win the National Championship, be sure to bet with value. BetRivers, PlaySugarhouse, and DraftKings Sportsbook is leading the charge at 50/1, with FanDuel Sportsbook and PointsBet at 40/1.
In Pennsylvania, you can get the best odds to bet on Penn State to win the National Championship at BetRivers or PlaySugarhouse right now at 50/1. Even Parx Online Sportsbook has 50/1 odds as well.
Betting at different books is something savvy bettors do. For example, if you had $10 to bet on Penn State to win the National Championship, here is what the potential return gets you at different books (with a $10 bet):
- DraftKings Sportsbook: $500
- BetRivers: $500
- PlaySugarHouse: $500
- Parx Online Casino: $500
- FanDuel Sportsbook: $400
- PointsBet: $400
- SuperBookUSA: $160
- Harrah’s Sportsbook via Caesar’s: $120
As you can see, the same $10 will get you massively different potential returns, so taking advantage of the best price will always help you.
Bet at BetRivers, PlaySugarhouse or Parx Online Casino at 50/1 odds to take advantage of the market!
Penn State Forecast
The fifth-ranked Nittany Lions are 8-0 after a 28-7 victory over Michigan State in East Lansing. Penn State will have an extra week to prepare for their next game at #13 Minnesota on November 9th in Minneapolis.
- Nov 9 @ (13)Minnesota
- Nov 16 vs Indiana
- Nov 23 @ (3) Ohio State
- Nov 30 vs Rutgers
Should Penn State reach the Big Ten Championship game, that will be December 7th in Indianapolis.
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