Overall, James Franklin has been a successful Penn State head coach. Before the pandemic campaign of 2020, Franklin led PSU to three 11-win seasons in four seasons. Also, three of those campaigns ended with a national ranking of 9th or better. Franklin’s recruiting is among the best in the Big Ten. Thus, College football betting expectations are perpetually high. A 4-5 record in 2020 is not going over well in Happy Valley. While Franklin is not on the hot seat, he needs a rebound year.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Wisconsin Badgers Betting Information
Penn State Nittany Lions at Wisconsin Badgers CashBet Wagering Analysis
In this situation, betting action will split with the sportsbook odds. Penn State and Wisconsin are respected and proven brands. Specifically, Camp Randall Stadium is one of the toughest venues in the country. Wisconsin has lost only three of their most recent 26 home games at the Camp. Penn State could not pick a tougher challenge to begin its season of redemption.
Lions Out of Winter
Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford returns with plenty of betting on college football assets. Starting with the receiving tandem on Jahan Dotson and Parker Washington. New offensive coordinator Mike Yurich arrives to jumpstart what was a sluggish attack in 2020.
Defensively the Nittany Lions should show improvement. Following a pandemic mulligan in 2020. Head coach James Franklin will offer a potential payoff with his outstanding recruiting. Penn State will certainly have the talent to make gains on defense in 2021.
Badgers| Buck for More
Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst epitomizes a perfect fit. Chryst was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, home of the University of Wisconsin. Of course, he went to school there and was a Badgers quarterback. Later he served as an offensive coordinator at UW. Upon his return in 2015 to be head coach, Chryst is 56-19 with three final rankings of 11th or better nationally. Further, Chryst has won the Big Ten West Division title three times. And his Badgers are the bet on NCAAF favorite to do it again.
To begin with, Wisconsin retains most of its upperclassmen. Paul Chryst has maintained a culture originally developed by Barry Alvarez. Badger players want to be at Wisconsin and stay there. To illuminate, numerous Badgers have passed up the chance to earn NFL Millions to remain for another season in Madison.
Quarterback Graham Mertz will be protected by one of the nation’s best offensive lines. Namely, running back Jalen Berger should solve the running back problems from 2020. Defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard leads one of the toughest stop units in the Big Ten.
Penn State Nittany Lions at Wisconsin Badgers Against the Spread
Penn State is 47% against the spread in Big Ten matchups. Specifically, on the road, the Nittany Lions are 57% vs. the odds. Penn State is 50% against the spread as a dog. Penn State is 35% over the spread in away games. In Big Ten matchups, the Nittany Lions are 38% over the odds. And then as an underdog, Penn State is only 20% over the total.
Overall, as a favorite, Wisconsin is 53% against the spread. In Big Ten Conference games, the Badgers are 45% vs. the odds. At home, Wisconsin is 41% against the spread. So too, Wisconsin is 53% under the total at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers are 52% over the total as chalk. In Big Ten Conference action, the Badgers are 52% under the total.
Penn State has covered six of their most recent seven games against Wisconsin. Also, five of the last six games in this series went over the total. At Camp Randall Stadium, the Nittany Lions are 2-1 vs. the odds. While the Badgers and Penn State have gone over the total in their previous three games at Camp Randall Stadium.
Penn State Nittany Lions at Wisconsin Badgers CashBet Free Pick
In this situation look Penn State rates the Betting on NCAAF edge as a power underdog.
Penn State Nittany Lions at Wisconsin Badgers CashBet Best Bet:
Penn State Nittany Lions
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