[12:00 PM] #10 Penn State @ Indiana

Who will WIN this matchup?

#10 Penn State Nittany Lions (7-2)

@ Indiana Hoosiers (5-4)


Current odds:

Penn State Nittany Lions: (-300)

Indiana Hoosiers: (+250)


ESPN simulations have Penn State as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Penn State to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Penn State by 7 points.

Winners of five straight and surging in the polls, No. 14 Penn State and its high-flying offense visit Indiana this week in a game that will certainly light up the scoreboard. In the last two weeks, the Nittany Lions have combined for 100 points in consecutive games for the first time in conference play since 2002, but the Hoosiers have been just as impressive with the ball the past two weeks, accumulating over 1,200 yards in posting victories over Maryland and Rutgers.

Barkley (conference-leading 1,055 yards rushing, 13 total touchdowns), rushed for 167 yards and scored twice last week in the 41-14 win over Iowa. McSorley (55.6 completion percentage, 14 TDs, three interceptions) is second in the Big Ten in yards per attempt (8.5) and interception percentage (1.2) and has found a new deep threat in Saeed Blacknall, who has three catches for 96 yards in the last three weeks. Led by a revitalized and deep front seven, the Lions have yielded a combined 76 yards rushing the past two weeks, marking the first time Penn State had ever held back-to-back Big Ten opponents to fewer than 50 yards rushing.

Lagow, a 6-6 junior, passed for 394 yards and three TDs in last week’s 33-27 victory over Rutgers but also threw two of his 13 interceptions on the season. Wide receivers Nick Westbrook (78.7 yards per game) and Ricky Jones (75.7) rank in the top five in the Big Ten, while Devine Redding is sixth in the league with 793 rushing yards – good for a 4.8 average. Linebacker Tegray Scales ranks second in FBS with 7.1 solo tackles per game, defensive back Rashard Fant leads the country with 1.8 passes defended per game and linebacker Marcus Oliver ranks tied for fifth in FBS with 0.44 forced fumbles per game.

Penn State leads the all-time series 18-1, including a 29-7 win last year without an injured Barkley.

Indiana is holding opponents to 390.1 total yards per game, an improvement of 119.4 from last season, the second-largest improvement in the country.

With their seventh win of the season last week, the Lions currently have 12 straight winning seasons, joining Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, Boise State and Oklahoma as the only other schools with active streaks that long.


StreakSmarts Pick: Penn State Nittany Lions

Confidence: 6/10

StreakSmarter Pick