Auburn vs. Penn State Week 3 Betting Lines: College Game Day Comes to Happy Valley; Nittany Lions Odds to Make Playoffs Improve

Posted By Katie Kohler on September 13, 2021 - Last Updated on September 18, 2021

It’s a much “happier” Happy Valley for Penn State football this season. They are 2-0 and back at a full capacity Beaver Stadium. A hot start (and an Ohio State loss) has improved Penn State’s chances of making the College Football Playoffs. Their odds to make the playoffs before the start of the season were +1300. They are currently +700 at DraftKings.

The No. 10 Nittany Lions host the No. 22 Auburn Tigers in Week 3. Happy Valley will again host ESPN’s College GameDay which will be highlighting the 7:30 p.m. prime time matchup. It’s the fifth straight year GameDay visited State College and Penn State is only school to host GameDay every year since 2017.

Most Pennsylvania sports betting apps have Penn State as 5.5-point favorites. At BetMGM, the total points is 52.5 and Penn State is -225 on the moneyline.

Penn State vs. Auburn betting lines, odds and preview

Betting info and stats

  • Penn State was underdogs against Wisconsin in Week 1 and heavy favorites against Ball State. 
  • Auburn has outscored their two opponents (Akron and Alabama State) 122-10.
  • Penn State and Auburn have only played each other twice. The most recent was in 2003. 
  • This will be the first time Auburn has ever played at Beaver Stadium.

Betting preview from DraftKings

  • The favorite has covered the spread in each of Auburn’s last nine games.
  • Each of Penn State’s last four games in September have gone UNDER the total points line.

Auburn vs. Penn State betting splits from DraftKings (Sept. 18).

  • 76% of the money is on Penn State (-5)
  • 77% of the money is on the UNDER (52.5)
  • 68% of the money is on Auburn ML (+170)

Auburn vs. Penn State betting splits from FanDuel (Sept. 17)

  • 68% of the money is on Penn State (-5.5)
  • 88% of the money is on the OVER (52.5)
  • 85% of the money is on Auburn ML

Ways to bet on college football in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to thirteen legal and regulated sports betting apps. There, you can bet on Penn State college football in various ways such as:

  • Spread
  • Moneyline
  • Total
  • Live/in-game betting
  • 1st half spread, moneyline, total,
  • Quarters

Player props for college football are not offered at Pennsylvania sportsbooks. So, you won’t see lines for “Sean Clifford over/under passing yards.”

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Week 3 college football odds boosts at PA sports betting apps


  • Penn State to not allow a 1st quarter touchdown boosted from (-120) to -110


  • Penn State to Cover -6.5 boosted from (+105) to +150.


  • Penn State to lead by 7+ points at halftime boosted from (+130) to +160.

Penn State 2021 odds tracker

Penn State over/under win total prior to the start of the season OVER 8.5 (-125)/UNDER 8.5 (+105)

Odds via DraftKings

 PreseasonWeek 2
Week 3
Week 4
National Championsip+6000+5000+5000+3000
Big Ten Title+900+600+650+500
Big Ten East Division +600+500+400
To make playoffsNo (-4000)
Yes (+1300)
No (-1400)
Yes (+700)
Sean Clifford Heisman+7500+7500+7500+5000

Complete Week 3 College Football Odds at PA Sportsbooks

Lead photo by Barry Reeger/AP


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Katie Kohler is a Philadelphia-area based award-winning journalist. She is the Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania and covers the Pennsylvania gambling industry with an emphasis on sports betting, online casino/poker and the lottery.

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