Free Week 3 Prediction: Panthers vs Nittany Lions Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(0-1) Georgia State Panthers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 16th
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Penn State -38
NCAA Betting Total: 54.5
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The Georgia State Panthers travel to University Park to face the fifth ranked Penn State Nittany Lions in week three. The Panther better be ready, as the crowd will be rocking in this one.
Georgia State took a tough home loss in week one to the Tennessee State Tigers 17-10.
Penn State rolled last week at home 33-14 against in state rival Pittsburgh Panthers.
Georgia State Panthers
Georgia State hopefully enjoyed their bye week in week two.
This week, the Panthers have a huge game against the fifth ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. The rest should help, because the Panthers needed it to prepare this week.
The Panthers lost to FCS Tennessee State in their lone game of the season. Georgia State was led by quarterbacks Conner Manning (159 yards passing) and Aaron Winchester (65 yards passing).
Georgia State had 273 total yards of offense in the home loss.
The defense was bad all game for the Panthers in the loss. The Panthers gave up 383 total yards for the game. If the Panthers want to stay competitive this week, they must get better against the run.
Tennessee State rushed for 238 yards against them in the loss.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State is ranked fifth in this weeks top 25 poll. The Nittany Lions blasted Akron 52-0 in week one and then beat in state rival Pittsburgh 33-14 in week two.
The Nittany Lions had 312 yards of total offense last week against the Panthers. They blitzed the Panthers socring the games first 14 points in the first quarter, then coasted through the second half for the 19 point home win.
Running back and Heisman hopeful Saquan Barley should be the go to guy on offense again in week three.
With Barkley running the ball and quarterback Trace McSorley pacing the passing game, expect the Nittany Lions to have a big day offensively against Georgia State.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 5-0 in Panthers last 5 road games.
- Under is 4-0 in Panthers last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 6-1 in Panthers last 7 non-conference games.
- Nittany Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Nittany Lions are 6-0-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Nittany Lions are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game
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Saquan Barkley had 88 yards rushing on 14 carries last week against a respectable Pittsburgh defense. Expect him to do more damage this week against a low level Georgia State defense at home.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Penn State -38
With McSorley and Barkley leading the offense, the Nittany Lions defense should shut down the Georgia State Panthers this week. If Barkley plays into the third quarter, expect him to rush for 150 or more in a blowout.
Georgia State stands no chance to get a win in this game, but could come up big against the Penn State second and third stringers for a few late scores. Penn State will win, but Georgia State has a good chance to cover the 38 point spread late in the game.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Penn State 60 – Georgia State 17
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