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.
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.