Penn State have yet to win a game in 2020. It has been a rough season for the team thus far.
When they were beaten by Indiana in the opener, people thought they just had a rough night. The truth was that this year's Nittany Lions just aren't a top-tier team in the Big Ten standings.
This week could be Penn State's first win, though. The Nittany Lions are at home and even though there are no fans, this won't hurt Penn State.
Starter Sean Clifford hasn't been great this season at quarterback. Will Levis came in last week and gave the Nittany Lions a spark that we haven't seen all year. The announcement hasn't been made yet, but I expect Levis to start this week.
Levis accounted for close to 300 yards of total offense last week off the bench. Even though the Penn State defense has struggled, I think they have a slight advantage over Iowa's offense.
Iowa love to run the football, and Penn State can compete in the trenches. If they're able to take away the run, I like the Nittany Lions on Saturday.
Pittsburgh got back on the winning track two weeks ago against Florida State. They are 3.5-point underdogs at home against the Hokies. Pittsburgh have played a difficult schedule this year, but Saturday is a winnable game for the Panthers.
Virginia Tech have a juggernaut offense, but a weak defense. The Hokies have been in a shootout in nearly every game they've played this season.
The Pittsburgh defense presents some challenges for Virginia Tech. The Hokies are averaging 262.8 yards per game on the ground, led by running back Khalil Herbert.
If Pittsburgh can slow down the Tech offense, they will have the ability to score enough to win. I love the Panthers this weekend.
Indiana at Ohio State Preview
Best Bet: Indiana ATS (+20.5)
I don't believe Indiana will win this game, but they should be able to cover. Indiana are the No. 9 team in the country.
Ohio State are good, but the Hoosiers should feel disrespected with this spread. Indiana are one of the most confident teams in the country right now, which will play to their advantage.
Indiana have the best defense that Ohio State will have faced up to this point. This should slow down Justin Fields and the Buckeyes' scoring.
Indiana will need to pressure Fields. He hasn't thrown a pick all year, so they'll need to make him uncomfortable.
Indiana are 2-0 ATS as an underdog, and I think it will be 3-0 after Saturday's matchup concludes.
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