A long streak is on the line as Penn State plays at Purdue in a Big Ten Conference intradivisional game to highlight the first full week of the college football season.
The Nittany Lions have won nine in a row against the Boilermakers. Will Penn State extend its streak or will Purdue beat their Pennsylvania rival for the first time since 2004?
Here’s everything you need from a betting perspective on Thursday night’s Penn State-Purdue game on FOX, from the point spread, moneyline and total over/under (odds via FOX Bet)
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Penn State @ Purdue (8 p.m. ET Thursday, FOX)
Point spread: Penn State -3.5 (Penn State favored to win by more than 3.5 points, otherwise Purdue covers)
Moneyline: Penn State -175 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $15.71 total); Purdue +150 underdogs to win (bet $10 to win $25 total)
Total scoring over/under: 53.5 points scored by both teams combined
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State leads the all-time series, which began in 1951, 15-3-1. Penn State is playing on a Thursday night for the first time since 1991; Purdue last played on a Thursday in 2018.
Purdue’s last win over Penn State was a 20-13 victory on Oct. 9, 2004, the Boilermakers’ most recent victory in State College, Pennsylvania.
The Nittany Lions started the 2021 season 5-0 but lost six of their final eight games, including a 24-10 loss to Arkansas in the Outback Bowl, to finish 7-6.
Pick by FOX Sports Betting Analyst Sam Panayotovich:
“I spoke to a couple of professional bettors down on Purdue and will be looking to short the team quite a bit. It’s tough to disagree with those sentiments, given how much the Boilermakers exceeded expectations and how much offensive firepower they must replace.
“Let’s buy low on James Franklin’s bunch and lay the points.”
PICK: Penn State (-3.5 at FOX Bet) to win by more than 3.5 points
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Here are the fun questions and predictions for tonight’s big contest, courtesy of our expert Sammy P!
How many total points will be scored in the game?
Under 46, 46-49, 50-54, 55-56, 57-60, 61+
Which team will have the most solo tackles, and how many will they have?
0-30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38+
Prediction: Penn State, 33
Which team will have the most passing yards, and how many will they have?
0-265, 266-295, 296-310, 311-355, 356-365, 366-375, 376-385, 386-395, 396+
Prediction: Purdue, 315
Which team will have the longest pass, and how long will it be?
0-30, 31-35, 36-41, 42-47, 48-53, 54-57, 58-64, 65-75, 75+
Prediction: Purdue, 40
Which team will have the longest field, and how long will it be?
0-29, 30-32, 33-35, 36-38, 39-40, 41-42, 43-44, 45-46, 47+
Prediction: Penn State, 37
6. Which team will win and by how many points?
1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17+
Prediction: Penn State, 7
As you can see from my explanation above, I’m all aboard the PSU train tonight!
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