Akron Vs Penn State Week 1 Line & PickNoah Williams
I still can’t believe the now sixth-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions won the Big Ten last season and their conference crown defense will kick-off to an easy start versus the Akron Zips.
Kick-off is this Saturday, September 2nd at 12:00 PM ET on ABC from the Beaver Stadium, University Park in Pennsylvania. The college football betting odds favor Penn State by 30.5-points favorite for this week one tilt verus Akron. The game total is at 66 points.
Akron Zips Vs Penn State Nittany Lions College Football Week 1 Line & Pick
What: Akron Zips (0-0) at No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions (0-0)
When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: University Park, PA
Stadium: Beaver Stadium
Spread: Penn State -30.5
Moneyline: Akron +4500 vs Penn State -11000
Game Total: 66
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Akron vs Penn State
Why Bet The Akron Zips To Beat The Nittany Lions
Last season, Akron allowed 466.0 yards per game last season in a 5-7 season in which they flopped against their one Big Ten foe, losing 54-10 at Wisconsin. Akron was picked to finish fourth in the MAC East this season in a vote of league coaches.
Injuries derailed the Akron Zips 2016 season that ended 5-7 a year after getting the program’s first bowl victory. Quarterback Thomas Woodson underwent offseason shoulder surgery, but he is ready to prove he’s at full strength at go time.
“If Woodson’s arm is fine, that solves a lot of problems,” Akron coach Terry Bowden said during Mid-American Conference Media Day.
The return of running back Warren Ball spark the running game. Ball, a 2016 Ohio State graduate transfer, was injured in the second game of last season and received a medical redshirt.
Why Bet The Penn State Nittany Lions To Beat The Zips
The Nittany Lions averaged 45.6 points in their final seven games as they surprisingly surged to the Big Ten title. They even scored 49 in the Rose Bowl against Southern California, before losing on a last-second field goal.
Penn State is loaded on offense. The return of quarterback Trace McSorley and running back Saquon Barkley automatically make the Nittany Lions College Football Playoff contenders. McSorley threw for 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions last season. Barkley ran for 1496 yards and 18 touchdowns.
“If you had to choose between Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley, I think most people are going to say they are going to try to eliminate Saquon Barkley as much as they can and make Trace beat you,” said Penn State coach James Franklin.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Zips are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
- Nittany Lions are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six home games.
- Nittany Lions are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
Akron Vs Penn State Week 1 Expert ATS Pick
I am sold on Penn State and am recommending betting ATS on the team big in this tilt.