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Nittany Lions Open as Small Underdog against Iowa

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The oddsmakers like the Hawkeyes in a close one.

The Penn State Nittany Lions have opened as slight underdogs to the Iowa Hawkeyes in anticipation of this upcoming weekend’s top-5 matchup at Kinnick Stadium. The now, No.3 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes are 1.5-point favorites over the No.4 Nittany Lions per VegasInsiders.

The Nittany Lions are coming off a 24-0 win over Indiana this past weekend, while the Iowa Hawkeyes forced seven turnovers in a 51-14 win over the Maryland Terrapins on Friday night.

Penn State is 4-1 against the spread this season, covering against each of their FBS opponents in Wisconsin, Ball State, Auburn, and Indiana. Likewise, Iowa is 4-1 against the spread this season including this past week against Maryland.

Kickoff for Saturday’s top-5 matchup is currently set for 4 p.m. on Fox, the game will also be featured on Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff show starting at 10 a.m..