Penn State at Auburn - 9/17/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Auburn Tigers (2-0) vs Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0)

Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 3:30 pm (Jordan-Hare Stadium)

Betting Odds: Auburn Tigers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Penn State Nittany Lions will play the Auburn Tigers in a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama.

The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-0 this season after they defeated Ohio by a score of 46-10 in their last game. Penn State outgained Ohio 572-264 in the blowout win. The Penn State offense is averaging 40.5 points per game with 323 passing yards per game and 166 rushing yards per game. Sean Clifford has thrown for 495 yards, five touchdowns, and one interception, while also adding two rushing touchdowns for the Nittany Lions this season. Nicholas Singleton has rushed for 210 yards and two scores, while Mitchell Tinsley has caught 10 passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns for Penn State. The Penn State defense is allowing 20.5 points per game and 345 yards per games.

The Auburn Tigers are 2-0 this season after they beat San Jose State by a score of 24-16 in their last game. Auburn struggled in this game and had to hold the Spartans off in the fourth quarter. The Auburn offense is averaging 33 points per game with 190 passing yards per game and 247.5 rushing yards per game. T.J. Finley has thrown for 279 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions for the Tigers this season. Tank Bigsby has rushed for 198 yards and three scores, while Ja’Varrius Johnson has caught seven passes for 158 yards for Penn State. The Penn State defense is giving up 16 points per game and 300 yards per game.

Penn State is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 September games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against the SEC. The under is 12-5 in Penn State’s last 17 road games. Auburn is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against the Big Ten. The under is 4-1 in Auburn’s last 5 games.

Auburn has a lot of question marks after barely escaping with a win at home against San Jose State. Penn State had a big win in Week 1 against Purdue and blew out Ohio in Week 2. This is going to be a great game and Auburn will have the crowd behind them, but can they play better than they did last week? I think Auburn got caught looking ahead last week, which led to a bad performance. I like them to bounce back and win this game at home.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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