Penn State looked like an absolute power house in week 1 against Idaho. Below we will share our Props Network best bets on Penn State for week 2 action against Buffalo.
After the line opened at 24 points, the betting public has pumped Penn State up to an enormous 31 point favorite at SugarHouse Sports book. 7 points is an extreme shift that has to be considered when picking a side in this game.
PENN STATE WAS DOMINANT IN WEEK 1
PSU put up 79 points last week at home against Idaho, winning 79-7. Can they repeat this level of dominance against a Buffalo?
Buffalo is coming off a 38-10 win against Robert Morris (they have football?!). Under center the Bulls feature rookie QB Matt Myers, who completed only 5 of 10 passes for a total of 69 yards passing in the victory.
It’s highly unlikely that Myers and the Bulls will have a better performance against a Nittany Lions Defense that allowed 42 TOTAL yards of offense in the first half last week. PSU also did not give up a score until a two play, 25 yard drive in the fourth quarter.
Buffalo will find it particularly difficult to run the hall against the PSU Defense. Idaho left Happy Valley with a grand total of 4 yards rushing.
The Penn State offense was exceptional on the ground last week, with 6 different rushers totaling more than 20 yards each in the game. I expect the PSU rushing attack to feast on the Buffalo D with a similar land based game plan.
HERE ARE THE BEST BETS ON PENN STATE vs BUFFALO
Best Bet #1
PSU completely shut down Idaho in the first half last week, allowing only 42 yards of offense. I expect the Nittany Lions to dominate early on both sides of the ball in this game as well, and think the home crowd will overwhelm the rookie QB for Buffalo.
THE PICK: WE ARE taking Penn State -20 points in the first half at Caesars Sports Book
Best Bet #2
You’ll have to bet $118 to win $100 on this one, but I think the extra juice is well worth it. Penn State scored 79 points last week against a similarly bad team and coach James Franklin is known for keeping his foot on the gas pedal against inferior opponents.
PICK: WE ARE taking over 43.5 TOTAL POINTS BY THE HOME TEAM at SugarHouse Sports Book
PSU is 6-2 against the spread in the previous 8 games played against MAC opponents.
Buffalo is 3-13 against the spread in its last 16 road games against teams with winning records,