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Indiana vs. Penn State - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Penn State Nittany Lions (7-2) at Indiana Hoosiers (5-4)
Date & Time Saturday November 12, 2016, 12:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers +6.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ABC, ESPN2
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CFB | Penn State Nittany Lions (7-2) at Indiana Hoosiers (5-4)
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The Penn State Nittany Lions and Indiana Hoosiers cash Saturday afternoon in a Big Ten college football game at Memorial Stadium.

The Penn State Nittany Lions look to build on their five-game winning streak to remain in the Big Ten East division race. The Penn State Nittany Lions have lost six of their last seven road games. Trace McSorley is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 2,058 yards, 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. McSorley has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last four games. Chris Godwin and Mike Gesicki have combined for 920 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while DeAndre Thompkins has 19 receptions. The Penn State Nittany Lions ground game is averaging 183.4 yards per contest, and Saquon Barkley leads the way with 1,055 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Penn State is allowing 25.6 points and 364.1 yards per game. Marcus Allen leads the Penn State Nittany Lions with 72 tackles, Garrett Sickels has five sacks and Brandon Smith has two interceptions.

The Indiana Hoosiers look for their third straight victory to become bowl eligible. The Indiana Hoosiers have two wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. Richard Lagow is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 2,574 yards, 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Lagow has two or more touchdown pass in five of his last eight games. Nick Westbrook and Ricky Jones have combined for 1,389 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Mitchell Paige has 43 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 170.6 yards per contest, and Devine Redding leads the way with 793 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 26.6 points and 390.1 yards per game. Tegray Scales leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 85 tackles, Nile Sykes has three sacks and Marcelino Ball has two interceptions.

The Nittany Lions are 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 road games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The Nittany Lions are 1-3-2 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Indiana and the home team is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

Penn State has been a different team since its bye week and looks like a team that could compete to reach the Big Ten title game. Indiana has the offense to make this game interesting, but it's tough to bet against just how well the Nittany Lions are playing right now. The Hoosiers aren't consistent enough and struggle too much defensively to be the team to slowdown the red hot Penn State Nittany Lions.

Pick:
Penn State Nittany Lions -6.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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