What Will Penn State’s Final Record Be?

What Will Penn State’s Final Record Be?
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The beginning of Penn State football, combined with the NFL a week later, means the busiest time for PA sportsbooks.

With all the hype surrounding sophomore quarterback Drew Allar, PennStakes.com compiled hypothetical odds on the Nittany Lions’ 2023 regular season record.

Penn State opens its 2023 season at home against West Virginia Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m. The game will be featured as the first broadcast on the Big Ten's new Saturday night TV package on NBC.

Hypothetical Odds for Penn State’s Record

Here are the odds for various records for the Nittany Lions, as compiled by PennStakes.com, your source for PA sportsbook promo codes.

RecordOddsPct. Chance
10-2 +215 31.7%
11-1 +265 27.4%
9-3 +450 18.2%
12-0 +500 16.7%
8-4 +700 12.5%
Other +2500 3.8%


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Double-Digit Wins Expected

Double-digit wins are in the cards for Penn State as a record of 10-2 (+215, 31.7% chance) is the favorite. A record of 11-1 (+265, 27.4%) is a close second. Since head coach James Franklin took over the helm at State College in 2014, the Nittany Lions have hit the 11-win mark four times (2016, 2017, 2019, 2022) in his tenure.

An undefeated record of 12-0 (+500, 16.7%) sits fourth. The last time Penn State went 12-0 was 1994 under famed head coach Joe Paterno en route to a 38-20 victory over Oregon in the Rose Bowl.

A record of 9-3 (+450, 18.2%) rounds out the top three and 8-4 (+700, 12.5%) completes the top five. Other comes in at +2500 (3.8%).

In the Big Ten preseason rankings, Penn State was ranked third in the East with two first-place votes, behind No. 2 Ohio State (8 first-place votes) and No. 1 Michigan (27).

Earlier this month, we looked at how often Big 10 preseason favorites go on to win the league.

Caesars Sportsbook Future Odds

Here are the latest Caesars Sportsbook PA futures for Penn State and Allar:

Penn State

  • To win the national championship: +2200 (10th favorite; Ohio State third at +750, Michigan fourth at +800)
  • To make the College Football Playoff: Yes (+375), No (-500)
  • To win the Big Ten Title: +575 (third favorite; Ohio State +175, Michigan +180)
  • Over/Under 9.5 Wins: Over (-145), Under (+115)

Drew Allar

  • To win Heisman Trophy: +2500
  • To win Davey O'Brien Award (top QB): +3000

Stay close to PennStakes.com for news on Penn State and the state’s pro teams as well as for great info on PA online slots.



Lou Monaco

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 (NJ.com) 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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