Penn State Football, fresh off a blowout win of Ohio in Week 2, and after making its return to the top-25 rankings, head to SEC country to take on Auburn in a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.
The Nittany Lions (2-0), led by quarterback Sean Clifford, running back Nick Singleton, and cornerback Joey Porter Jr., take on the Tigers (2-0) in a nationally televised contest on CBS.
Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday afternoon’s Penn State Football vs. Auburn clash
Penn State Football Injury Report
Theo Johnson TE Ques – Undisclosed
Smith Vilbert DE Ques – Undisclosed
Coziah Izzard DE Ques – Undisclosed
Jerry Cross TE Ques – Undisclosed
Zuriah Fisher DE Out Indefinitely – Knee
Auburn Injury Report
Nick Brahms OL Out for Season – Medical
Zykeivous Walker DE Ques – Knee
Malcolm Johnson Jr. WR Ques – Undisclosed
Penn State Football (-3) @ Auburn
Penn State Football enters Saturday’s matchup as a 3-point favorite. The Nittany Lions are 2-0 ATS, while Auburn is 0-2 on the season.
Penn State Football Moneyline: -160
Placing a $160 bet on Penn State Football to knock off Auburn, straight up on the moneyline, would pay $100. The Nittany Lions defeated the Tigers last season 28-20 in front of a sold-out whiteout. Penn State leads the all-time series 2-1.
Penn State Football vs. Auburn over/under: 49
The Nittany Lions have hit the over in their first two games. Auburn has hit over 1 out of 2 games.
Picks for the Week
The line this week opened at -4.5 for Penn State Football and has already moved down to -3 in just a few days.
This seems to show some confidence from the public that Auburn is the play here.
Judging by the opening line, Vegas seems to think that the Nittany Lions would be around a touchdown favorite on a neutral field.
This game will all depend on how the first quarter goes for Penn State Football. If the Lions start fast, they should be able to quiet the crowd and put away Auburn early and not just win but cover the -3. At 49 the over looks good once again this week as both defenses have shown flaws through the first 2 weeks and this game should finish in the 50s.
Prediction: Penn State 35 Auburn 24
Big Ten Pick of the Week:
Purdue +1 and ML vs Syracuse
The Boilermakers take to the road for the first time this season, and travel to Syracuse.
The Orange have started the season 2-0 with solid victories over Louisville, and UConn. Meanwhile, Purdue responded after their loss to Penn State Football with a 56-0 win over Indiana State.
This will be a statement game for the Boilermakers that shows that they are true contenders in the Big 10 west. The game opened as a pick ’em and has shifted in favor of Syracuse, but don’t be afraid to take Purdue moneyline.