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Against the Odds: Pitt heads into the Penn State game as underdogs

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Penn State Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

As expected, Pitt will be the underdogs in their game this week against top ten Penn State. That’s not a surprise, even though the Panthers have the game at home. As of now, the Nittany Lions are favored from anywhere between 8 12 to 9 12 points in most places.

That makes the Panthers the clear underdog here. But one thing that is notable is that the line is a big shift from what expectations were this spring where at least one sports book had the Panthers as 14-point underdogs.

The opening week of the season is probably at least part of the reason for the shift, even if I don’t necessarily know that it should be. Pitt easily won its game against FCS foe Albany while Penn State needed overtime to defeat Appalachian State.

What do you think of the line? Vote in the poll below.


What are your thoughts on the line for this weekend’s Pitt-Penn State game?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Penn State favored by too much
    (332 votes)
  • 20%
    Penn State favored by too little
    (180 votes)
  • 42%
    Just about right
    (380 votes)
892 votes total Vote Now

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