ROSES! 🌹The B1G Ten and Nittany Lions are looking for redemption after Ohio State’s let down performance in the playoff versus Clemson. This line opened at USC -5.5; I was, admittedly, on that side from a handicapping perspective. Line movements of this nature implicate that the public are on the Trojans but betting trends say the sharps are undecided. I tend to agree that USC is to be favored considering this is a home game for them & the Trojans have an athlete advantage in playmaking positions. There’s too much value with Penn State +7, the coaching and QB does favor PSU, and so I’m riding my alma mater to cover this spread.
I love Poop State and points here. Well, I don’t love it but they’re the side. PSU QB McSorley and RB Barkley will continue to put up points and move the down against a USC defense that is more flashy than competitive as a unit, and they struggle to compete on a possession-to-possession basis. Penn State has been nothing to write home about defensively, letting up 31 points to Wisconsin most recently. The focus from the coaching staff will be to outscore USC. This game will become a shootout ultimately evidenced by the inflated o/u of 59.5… the over is the best bet in this edition of the Rose Bowl.
GO POOP STATE!
Penn State +7