Penn State vs. Iowa Betting Odds: Nittany Lions Small Road Underdogs in Projected Low-Scoring Big Ten Game

Written By Katie Kohler on October 4, 2021 - Last Updated on October 9, 2021
Penn State vs. Iowa betting preview

The Penn State Nittany Lions (5-0) shutout Indiana 24-0 to set up a Big Ten matchup with No. 3 Iowa (5-0).

The Nittany Lions (-12.5) easily covered as double-digit favorites thanks to a stingy defense that forced two interceptions. Penn State has been good to college football bettors this season so far going 4-1 ATS.

Now, they visit Kinnick Stadium to face Iowa. Sports betting apps opened with Penn State as 2.5-point underdogs and the total points line at 41.5.

Penn State vs. Iowa betting lines, odds and preview

Penn State betting info and stats from DraftKings

  • The Nittany Lions are 4-1 ATS this season; Iowa 4-1 ATS
  • Penn State O/U record 1-4; Iowa O/U record 1-4.
  • Dating back to the end of last season, Penn State has won nine straight games.
  • Penn State avg. points for 30; Iowa avg. points for 33.2
  • Penn State avg. points against 12; Iowa avg. points against 11.6
  • Iowa has covered the spread in each of its last six games against AP-ranked teams.
  • Each of Iowa’s last six games at home have gone under

How to bet on college football in Pennsylvania

There are thirteen legal online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania. You can bet on Penn State college football in a variety ways such as:

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

However, player props are not offered at PA sportsbooks. You won’t see markets such as individual player props for over/under passing yards for quarterbacks.

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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
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 10
National Championsip+6000+5000+5000+3000+3000+2500+7500+20000+50,000
Big Ten Title+900+600+650+500+600+500+1400+50,000
Big Ten East Division +600+500+400
To make playoffsNo (-4000)
Yes (+1300)
No (-1400)
Yes (+700)
No (-3500)
Yes (+1400)
Sean Clifford Heisman+7500+7500+7500+5000+4000+4000+20000

Complete 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 and Managing Editor at PlayPennsylvania. Katie especially enjoys creating unique content and on-the-ground reporting in PA. She is focused on creating valuable, timely content about casinos and sports betting for readers. Katie has covered the legal Pennsylvania gambling industry for Catena Media since 2019.

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