Illinois vs. Penn State Betting Odds: Nittany Lions Huge Favorites Before Showdown With Ohio State

Written By Katie Kohler on October 11, 2021 - Last Updated on October 17, 2021
Illinois vs. Penn State betting preview

The Penn State Nittany Lions (+1.5) suffered a rough 23-20 loss against Iowa during a crazy Saturday of college football. Quarterback Sean Clifford left early in the second quarter with an unspecified injury with the Nittany Lions ahead 17-3.

The loss sent Penn State from (5-1) from No. 4 to No. 7 in the AP Polls. Penn State hosts Illinois (2-5) on October 23 for homecoming. Then, they visit Ohio State on October 30.

Sports betting apps have the Penn State has 23.5-point favorites against Illinois.

Illinois vs. Penn State betting lines, odds and preview

Illinois vs. Penn State betting info from DraftKings

  • Penn State is 4-1-1 ATS; Illinois 4-3 ATS
  • Penn State O/U record 2-4; Illinois O/U 1-6
  • Penn State avg. points for 28.3; Illinois avg. points for 17.7
  • Penn State avg. points against 13.8; Illinois avg. points against 24.6

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
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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 Matthew Putney/AP

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