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    At Beaver Stadium on Saturday, the Penn State Nittany Lions face the West Virginia Mountaineers.

    The Nittany Lions are very big favorites (currently -20.5) in their game against the Mountaineers, with the over/under at 50.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Nittany Lions are -1432 and the Mountaineers are +825.)

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    Game Info for Penn State vs. West Virginia

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBC/Peacock
    • Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
    • Stadium: Beaver Stadium
    Penn State vs West Virginia Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Penn State -20.5 -109 -110 50.5 -108 -112 -1432 +825

    Penn State Pick Insights

    • Penn State covered nine times in 13 games with a spread last season.
    • Penn State covered the spread once last season (1-2 ATS) when playing as at least 20.5-point favorites.
    • Penn State and its opponent combined to hit the over in nine of 13 contests last season.

    Penn State Stats & Insights

    • Penn State racked up just 2.9 more points per game (35.8) than West Virginia surrendered (32.9) last year.
    • When Penn State recorded more than 32.9 points last year, it went 6-1 against the spread and 8-0 overall.
    • Penn State racked up 433.6 yards per game last year, 21.3 more yards than the 412.3 West Virginia allowed per matchup.
    • Penn State was 7-0 against the spread and 6-1 overall when the team piled up more than 412.3 yards last season.
    • Last year Penn State averaged 181.1 yards per game on the ground, 31.5 more than West Virginia allowed per contest (149.6).
    • Penn State had a 6-2 ATS record and a 9-0 overall record when the team ran for over 149.6 yards last season.
    • Penn State turned the ball over four more times (14 total) than West Virginia forced a turnover (10) last year.

    Penn State’s Best Players

    • Sean Clifford’s previous season stat line: 2,822 passing yards (217.1 per game), 226-for-351 (64.4%), 24 touchdowns and seven picks. He also rushed for 185 yards on 70 carries with five rushing TDs.
    • Last season, Nicholas Singleton ran for 1,052 yards on 155 carries (80.9 yards per game) and scored 12 times.
    • Kaytron Allen posted 867 rushing yards on 167 carries and 10 touchdowns last season.
    • Parker Washington collected 46 receptions for 611 yards and two touchdowns last year. He was targeted 65 times, and averaged 47 yards per game.
    • Mitchell Tinsley tacked on 577 yards on 51 grabs with five touchdowns. He was targeted 83 times, and averaged 44.4 receiving yards per game.
    • KeAndre Lambert-Smith hauled in 24 passes on 43 targets for 389 yards and four touchdowns, compiling 29.9 receiving yards per game.
    • Abdul Carter’s hard work last season put up a stat line of 6.5 sacks, nine TFL and 52 tackles.
    • Ji’Ayir Brown’s stat line last year included 72 tackles, five TFL, 4.5 sacks, and four interceptions.

    West Virginia Betting Insights

    • West Virginia compiled a 6-6-0 ATS record last season.
    • West Virginia games went over the point total six out of 12 times last year.

    West Virginia Pick Insights

    • Last season West Virginia racked up 12.4 more points per game (30.6) than Penn State allowed (18.2).
    • When West Virginia recorded over 18.2 points last season, it was 6-4 against the spread and 5-5 overall.
    • West Virginia collected 74.7 more yards per game (398.2) than Penn State gave up per matchup (323.5) last season.
    • When West Virginia amassed over 323.5 yards last year, the team was 6-3 against the spread and 5-4 overall.
    • Last year West Virginia rushed for 59.7 more yards per game (171.5) than Penn State allowed per outing (111.8).
    • When West Virginia ran for over 111.8 yards last year it compiled a 6-3 ATS record and a 5-4 overall record.
    • West Virginia had 18 giveaways last year, while Penn State had 26 takeaways.

    West Virginia’s Best Players

    • JT Daniels completed 61.5% of his passes to throw for 2,097 yards and 13 touchdowns last season.
    • Tony Mathis averaged 46.8 rushing yards and scored five rushing touchdowns.
    • CJ Donaldson ran for eight touchdowns on 526 yards a year ago.
    • Sam James averaged 62.1 receiving yards and grabbed six receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2022 season.
    • Bryce Ford-Wheaton collected seven touchdowns and had 675 receiving yards (56.3 ypg) in 2022.
    • Kaden Prather played his way to three receiving touchdowns and 501 receiving yards (41.8 ypg) last season.
    • Dante Stills proved to be a relentless defender last year, recording 4.5 sacks, seven TFL and 23 tackles.
    • Lee Kpogba had an impactful defensive performance last season with 70 tackles, three TFL, and 3.5 sacks.
    • Malachi Ruffin hauled in two interceptions in addition to 15 tackles and two passes defended a year ago.
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