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BIG 10 Championship Selection

BIG 10 Championship Selection

Wisconsin vs. Penn State, 12/03/2016 20:00 EDT, Score: 31 - 38

Point Spread: +3/-115 Penn State

Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Result: Win

Play: Penn State Nittany Lions
Rating: 8*

I think this looks like a great spot to take the points on the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Big 10 Championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers.

Wisconsin has a solid D giving up just under 14 points per game, but the Badgers QB Alex Hornibrook has had a rough week after suffering a concussion in the first half of last week's win over Minnesota. The Lions have an explosive offense led by QB Trace McSorley (Big Ten-best 150.9 passer rating and FBS-best 16.2 yards per completion). They've averaged 40 points per game during an 8-game winning streak and I think they'll score enough to possibly even force an outright upset here. Also note that PSU's D hasn't yielded a single touchdown in the last two games.

The Nittany Lions are 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings with Wisconsin.


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