PSU vs. Idaho Betting Preview
The latest odds at PA Sportsbooks for the Penn State season opener, along with free bonus bets for new players.
Penn State vs. Idaho Betting Preview & Odds at PA Sportsbooks
The Penn State Nittany Lions open their 2019-20 campaign at home on Saturday against Idaho. Despite losing Trace McSorley and Miles Sanders, the Nittany Lions still rank 15th in the preseason AP Top 25 and 14th in the preseason Coaches Poll.
This is a big year for the Nittany Lions, and it starts with Idaho at 3:30 PM EST on Saturday, August 31st at home in Beaver Stadium.
Current Penn State vs. Idaho Odds
Odds as of Saturday, August 31 from PA Sports Betting Sites
When this game opened to the public at BetRivers, Penn State was favored by 36.5, it has since moved to 40, so more and more bettors are taking the Nittany Lions despite a massive amount of points to cover. The total has remained at 58.5. The odds are suggesting a Penn State win by the score of 49.5 to 9.5 at PA Online Sportsbooks.
Who is the Public On?
Right now, the percentage of bets for the public is 50/50 based on ActionNetwork’s numbers. With a game with this deep of a spread, there usually is not much information on the public eye.
This is a very important part of sports betting, so in the future be sure to take this into account when betting in college football.
How Can I Bet on Penn State?
You can bet Penn State (-40) or the total (58.5) at the following books:
- FanDuel Sportsbook (assuming odds are posted).
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The line for this game tells you everything you need to know about how this game should unfold. A 40-point spread is massive.
Penn State is losing a few players on offense, but will go with sophomore Sean Clifford at quarterback to begin the season. Expect both he and Will Levis to play on Saturday.
Penn State’s offense will be carefully watched, as they were 31st in total scoring last season, at just under 34 points a game.
Idaho was 4-7 last year in the Big Sky (FCS) and were crushed defensively in their only game against top FBS competition by the Florida Gators on November 17th, as the Gators scored 63 points to Idaho’s 10.
Idaho returns plenty of starters, including quarterback Mason Petrino and four starters on the offensive line.
Despite all this, Penn State should roll as a clear mismatch in talent.
Penn State – 52
Idaho – 10
Penn State rolls here, and we predict they cover the -40 while going over. Expect both QBs to throw touchdown passes in this one with Idaho getting a score in the second half against Penn State’s backups.
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