Penn State Vs. Indiana: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – October 2, 2021

Written By Staff on October 2, 2021

The No. 4 Penn State Nittany Lions (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) will fight to keep their four-game winning streak going in matchup against the Indiana Hoosiers (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten). The Nittany Lions (-12) take the field on October 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET against the Hoosiers (+360 on the moneyline to win). The contest’s point total is currently set at 53.5.

In this article we will provide you with the best odds available and explain what you need to know to make a bet on the game. That includes key metrics, betting trends, plus team and player stats.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 2, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Penn State Vs. Indiana Betting Odds

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Penn State Offense Vs. Indiana Defense

Nittany Lions Offense Stats (Rank) Hoosiers Defense
31.5 (58) Points/Gm 29.3 (93)
421.3 (51) Yards/Gm 337.5 (56)
307.8 (17) Pass Yards/Gm 229.0 (77)
113.5 (108) Rush Yards/Gm 108.5 (32)
9.6 (16) Yards/Pass 6.2 (33)
3.4 (106) Yards/Rush 3.8 (61)
35.4% (91) 3rd Down % 30.0% (27)
2 (12) Turnovers 4 (72)
5 (42) Sacks 4 (93)

Indiana Offense Vs. Penn State Defense

Indiana Offense Stats (Rank) Penn State Defense
29.8 (65) Points/Gm 15.0 (11)
363.5 (92) Yards/Gm 325.3 (46)
228.0 (68) Pass Yards/Gm 204.5 (51)
135.5 (86) Rush Yards/Gm 120.8 (48)
6.2 (107) Yards/Pass 5.3 (13)
3.5 (100) Yards/Rush 3.2 (34)
44.8% (41) 3rd Down % 36.2% (64)
7 (95) Turnovers 6 (33)
5 (42) Sacks 5 (82)

When Penn State Has The Ball

  • The Nittany Lions have the 108th-ranked rushing offense in the FBS (113.5 yards per game). They face the Hoosiers’ 32nd-ranked rushing defense, which gives up 108.5 on the ground per game.
  • Penn State has a 35.4% third-down conversion rate, 91st in the FBS. Indiana allows third-down conversions on 30.0% of its opponents’ attempts (27th).
  • The Hoosiers rank 72nd in college football with four turnovers forced, while the Nittany Lions have committed two (12th).
  • The 307.8 passing yards per game Penn State averages ranks 17th in the FBS, while the 229.0 Indiana gives up ranks 77th in college football.

When Indiana Has The Ball

  • The Hoosiers’ offense averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt (107th in the FBS). The Nittany Lions’ defense gives up 5.3 yards per passing play (13th in college football).
  • Indiana averages 3.5 yards per carry (100th in college football) compared to the 3.2 per rushing attempt Penn State gives up (34th in the FBS).
  • The Hoosiers rank 95th in college football, committing seven turnovers this season, while the Nittany Lions are 33rd with six turnovers forced.
  • Penn State has the 11th-ranked scoring defense (15.0 points per game). Indiana’s 65th-ranked scoring offense averages 29.8 points per game.

Penn State Betting Trends And Insights

  • Penn State has compiled a 3-1-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Nittany Lions have covered the spread once when favored by 12 points or more this season (in two opportunities).
  • Games featuring Penn State have hit the over just once this season.
  • In two games this season, Penn State and its opponents have combined to put up more than 53.5 points.
  • The Nittany Lions have been listed as the moneyline favorite only two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games.

Indiana Betting Trends And Insights

  • Indiana has won one game against the spread this year.
  • A total of three Indiana games this year have gone over the point total.
  • Indiana has combined with its opponent to score more than 53.5 points in three of four games this season.
  • The Hoosiers have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Penn State Players To Watch

  • Sean Clifford leads the team with 1,158 passing yards (289.5 yards per game) and has a 71.7% completion percentage this year (86-of-120) while throwing eight touchdowns with two interceptions. He also has 79 rushing yards on 31 carries with one touchdown, averaging 19.8 yards per game.
  • Noah Cain has taken 48 carries for a team-leading 164 rushing yards (41.0 yards per game) while scoring three touchdowns.
  • Keyvone Lee has rushed for 100 yards on 20 carries (25.0 yards per game) this year.
  • Jahan Dotson has racked up 27 receptions for 362 yards, best on his team, and four touchdowns. He averages 90.5 receiving yards per game.
  • Parker Washington has also added 23 receptions for 301 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Keandre Lambert is averaging 49.8 yards per game, racking up 11 receptions for 199 yards and one touchdown.

Indiana Players To Watch

  • Michael Penix Jr. has thrown for 821 yards while completing 55% of his passes (77-of-140), with four touchdowns and six interceptions this year (205.3 yards per game).
  • Stephen Carr has churned out a team-high 336 rushing yards (84.0 yards per game) and scored three touchdowns.
  • Tim Baldwin Jr. has 102 yards on 27 carries (25.5 ypg).
  • Ty Fryfogle has 21 catches, leading his team with 224 yards (56.0 ypg) while also scoring one touchdown this season.
  • Peyton Hendershot has added 180 yards on 15 catches and one touchdown. He averages 60.0 receiving yards per game this year.
  • D.J. Matthews Jr. has caught 14 passes for 170 yards, averaging 42.5 yards per game this year.

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