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Penn State Hosts Auburn in College Football Betting Week 3

Auburn Tigers at Penn State Nittany Lions CashBet Odds Analysis

Bryan Harsin was having a successful and happy career at Boise State.  Harsin was leading his alma mater to great success as head coach.  To be exact, he was a favorite son coaching his dream job.  But then College football betting lightning struck.  The SEC came calling.  And as much as Harsin loved coaching his school, it was an offer he couldn’t refuse.  Harsin takes over as head coach of the Auburn Tigers.  He is as far away from Boise, both literally and figuratively, as one could be.  Auburn is at Penn State in a big-time setting Saturday.

Auburn Tigers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Information

Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm ET
Location: Beaver Stadium, State College, Pennsylvania
TV Coverage: ABC

Auburn vs. Penn State Betting Odds

Auburn +6 ( -110 ) 53 ( -110 ) +195
Penn State -6 ( -110 ) 53 ( -110 ) -235
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Auburn Tigers at Penn State Nittany Lions CashBet Odds Analysis

On this occasion, sportsbook odds betting will split evenly.  Auburn and Penn State rate as respected power programs with the masses.

War Eagle Soars Early

Last week Auburn routed Alabama State 62-0 to get the cash as 49.5-point home favorites.  Over the Betting on college football total of 60 was a winner too.  Demetris Robertson scored three touchdowns. At the same time, Jarquez Hunter rushed for 147 yards.  Auburn was held to just one offensive touchdown and fewer than 200 yards in the first half. But the Tigers erupted for 35 points in the third quarter to pull away with ease.

Robertson transferred from SEC rival Georgia this summer.  He totaled three catches for 61 yards and two touchdowns.  Further, he added a 36-yard touchdown run on a sweep in the third. Hunter, a freshman, broke the Auburn record for longest run with a 94-yard touchdown later in the quarter.

Auburn had a quiet first half but wasn’t done.  Kicking teams excelled with a punt block and a field-goal block that was returned 80 yards for a touchdown by Nehemiah Pritchett.

Nittany Lions Roars for More

Last week the Penn State Nittany Lions visited the cashier’s cage with a 44-13 win over Ball State as 23-point favorites.  Under the bet on NCAAF total of 58 was a winner too.  Sean Clifford completed 21 of 29 passes for 230 yards, ran for a touchdown, and threw for another.  Overall, PSU had seven players contribute scoring plays.  The offense that rang up 493 total yards.

Running back Noah Cain added a rushing touchdown.  And wide receiver Jahan Dotson tallied another.  Meanwhile, linebacker Jesse Luketa returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown.  Also, Jordan Stout kicked three field goals for the Nittany Lions.

Penn State scored on four out of five first-half possessions and led 24-6 at halftime.   Equally important, the Nits played suffocating defense.

The Nittany Lions have a lot of playmakers on offense.  This trait is revealed by new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich’s willingness to spread the ball around. In sum, ten different players got touches in the first half. At the same time, Clifford played his best game in a long time.

Auburn Tigers at Penn State Nittany Lions Against the Spread

On the road, Auburn is 55% against the spread.  And in non-conference games, the Tigers are 71% on the board.  Specifically, in away games, War Eagles is 88% under the total.  In non-conference games, Auburn is 57% to the over.

Penn State is 60% against the spread in home games.  While in non-conference games, the Nittany Lions are 75% on the board.  And then at Beaver Stadium, the Nittany Lions are 64% over the total.  In non-conference games, the Nits are 75% to the over.

Previously, Auburn and Penn State split their most recent two meetings against the spread.  Also, those two games went 1-1 over and under.  This is the first regular-season meeting between the Tigers and Nittany Lions.   To show, those last two meetings were bowl games.

Auburn Tigers at Penn State Nittany Lions CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Auburn is a power and value Betting on NCAAF underdog.

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