Penn State vs. Alabama Betting Odds & Pick: September 11th 2010

Touthouse HandicappersSenior Writer ISeptember 10, 2010

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
Pick: Alabama -11.5 -110 odds
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This is a huge Week 2 matchup. The Defending National Champion’s will be without Heisman winner RB Mark Ingram. But they aren’t worrying. #2 RB, Trent Richardson filled in quite nicely LW in Bama’s 48-3 dismantling of San Jose State. Richardson, Lang, and Goode combined for 243 YR and 4 TD’s. The defense completely shut down SJ State, and held them to just 7 FD’s and 175 yards. I know SJ State is not near the class of Penn State. But this is a team in sync. The Nittany Lion’s beat Youngstown State 44-14 a week ago. QB Robert Bolden looked good, throwing for 239 yards, 2 TD’s, and 1 INT. However, this will be a very different road environment against a great ”D” led by now healthy LB Dont’a Hightower. Alot of people say that Penn State actually took a step down in talent TY. They have very few recent big wins and the Big 10 has struggled in big games against the SEC. Tide QB Greg McElroy can and will exploit the Nittany Lion’s stop unit that allowed Iowa and Ohio State to rack up 391 combined YR in their 2 losses LY. Nick Saban and Alabama have been practicing for this game for weeks. With a big win here, ‘Bama solidifies their perch atop the National Ranks. The Crimson Tide is 7-1 ATS their L8 games played in September, 4-1 ATS their L5 games at home, and 4-1 ATS their L5 non-conference games. The Nittany Lion’s are 0-6 ATS their L6 games played in September and 1-4 ATS their L5 non-conference games. Take Alabama. Thank you - Click here for more free NCAA football picks