How Pennsylvania Schools Are Trending In Week 1 Football Odds

How Pennsylvania Schools Are Trending In Week 1 Football Odds

College football begins Thursday to jumpstart the first full weekend of action and Pennsylvania schools are all over the schedule.

Temple, coming off a 1-6 finish in the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season, visits Rutgers under second stint, second-year head coach Greg Schiano on Saturday with kickoff set for noon on the Big Ten Network.

Schiano and his Scarlet Knights are coming off a 3-6 season a year ago and will be in front of a sold-out crowd in Piscataway.

Although you cannot wager on in-state collegiate sports teams in the Garden State, it’s a go for Pennsylvania sports betting, and Rutgers is currently sitting as a 14.5 point favorite, according to Wyatt Yearout, communications analyst for PointsBet.

Money on Rutgers

Rutgers is taking 65% of bets and 61% of handle.

The over/under point total is at 51.5, with the over accounting for 53% of the bets and 71% of the handle.

In one of five games this weekend pitting Top 25 teams, 19th-ranked Penn State visits 12th-ranked Wisconsin in a Big Ten showdown at noon ET Saturday on Fox.

Wisconsin is a 5.5-point favorite and is taking 66% of the bets and 64% of the handle.

The over/under point total stands at 50, according to PointsBet, with the over taking 78% of bets and 53% of the handle.

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Other PA Schools Play

Those gambling in Pennsylvania have another state team playing Saturday with Massachusetts visiting Pittsburgh at 4 p.m. ET on ACC Network.

PointsBet has Pittsburgh as a considerable 38-point favorite with 66% of the bets on Pittsburgh and 53% on the heavy underdog.

The over/under point total stands at 56, with the over taking 77% of the bets and 71% of the handle.



Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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