Penn State Vs Pittsburgh Spread & ATS PickNoah Williams
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Pittsburgh Panthers will both look to move to 2-0 when they square off in an intriguing Week 2 matchup that could have postseason implications for both programs.
The college football week 2 spread favors Pittsburgh by two field-goals to beat Penn State. Now, let’s find out which team will bring home the bacon in this affair.
Penn State Nittany Lions Vs Pittsburgh Panthers College Football Week 2 Spread & ATS Pick
What: Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0) at Pittsburgh Panthers (1-0)
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Stadium: Heinz Field
Spread: Pittsburgh -6
Game Total: 48
Stream: Watch ESPN
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Bet The Penn State Nittany Lions at +6 Because…
New starting quarterback Trace McSorley completed 16 of 31 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns to lead Penn State to a commanding 33-13 win over Kent State on Saturday.
“When you’ve got Saquon (Barkley) in the backfield, teams are going to try to stop him,” McSorley said. “The first two drives we kind of got stalled out. The third drive we were able to get some first downs, push the ball down the field a little bit to our receivers to loosen them up a little bit and let Saquon get loose a couple of times.”
Barkley finished with 105 yards rushing while kicker Tyler Davis added two field goals in the win.
Bet The Pittsburgh Panthers at -6 Because…
Beloved running back James Conner made a successful return from his bout with Hodgkin’s lymphoma by rushing for 53 yards and one score on 17 carries to lead Pittsburgh to a solid 28-7 win over Villanova.
Quarterback Nathan Peterman completed 19 of 32 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Thousands of fans inside Heinz Field rose to their feet for a standing ovation for Conner that had nothing to do with football.
“It’s not my first game,” Conner said. “I know it’s a comeback game but it’s felt like a regular season football camp really. My battle was already won, beating cancer. Everything else was a reward.”
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
I like Pittsburgh’s defense, but I’m also impressed with the new offense Penn State is using this season and I believe the Nittany Lions are the pick to cover the spread in a contest that looks like a classic field goal finish to me.
I know the Nittany Lions are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games and 0-5 ATS in their last five road games, but Pittsburgh is just 2-6 ATS in its last eight games and an uninspiring 1-6 ATS in its last seven home games.
Penn State has the best quarterback and running back in this matchup and will cover the spread against the Panthers at the very least!