Penn State vs Northwestern Football Odds

The Nittany Lions will play the Wildcats on Saturday, September 30th, 2023. The matchup takes place at Ryan Field. Watch this exciting Week 5 matchup at 12:00 pm EDT. Check local listings for coverage on BTN.

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Key Matchup Stats

We're now well into the 2023 college football season. Week 5 action features a matchup between Penn State and Northwestern taking place at Ryan Field. The following are some key season stats to help you size up this game.

  • SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings - Penn State has a 100.00 conference power ranking for the 2023 season. The conference power ranking for Northwestern is 98.00.
  • Away Penn State - Heading into Week 5, Penn State currently has a 1-0 record as an away team for the 2023 regular season. This ranks them 2nd in the Big Ten Conference for away team wins. Watch this stat carefully as the season progresses.
  • Home Northwestern - Northwestern has a 2-0 record as a home team. Looking ahead to this 2023 Week 5 matchup, they rank 1st in the Big Ten Conference for home team wins. Like the Penn State away record and ranking, you should continually keep tabs on this stat.
  • Points Scored - For the 2023 season, Penn State ranks 1st (162) in the Big Ten Conference, with Northwestern currently ranking 2nd (96) for points scored in the Big Ten Conference.
  • Points Against - Also in 2023, Penn State stands 5th (35) in the Big Ten Conference for points scored by opponents in 2023. Northwestern sits at 3rd (103) in the Big Ten Conference for points against in the 2023 season so far.
  • Team Records - Penn State has a 4-0 overall record for the 2023 regular season, with Northwestern currently 2-2 for the 2023 NCAAF regular season.

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Hold on to your lucky charms, folks, because the Penn State Nittany Lions are heading to Ryan Field for a thrilling Week 5 showdown against the Northwestern Wildcats on September 30th, 2023!

Get ready for a clash of titans as these two powerhouse teams face off in Northwestern's backyard. The atmosphere will be electric as the Wildcats look to defend their home turf against the undefeated Nittany Lions.

According to the SportsBetting3.com Power Rankings, Penn State holds a perfect 100.00 rating, while Northwestern trails closely behind with a strong 98.00. It's a battle of the best, and every play will count in this high-stakes matchup.

So far this season, Penn State has dominated the competition, boasting an impressive 4-0 standing. On the other hand, the Wildcats have had their ups and downs, currently sitting at 2-2. But don't be fooled by the numbers, as anything can happen on game day.

If you're feeling lucky, be sure to bet this game at BetWay, BetRivers, or BetMGM. And while you're at it, why not review this game's prop bets and compare the odds below? It's all part of the excitement of college football, where fortunes can change in the blink of an eye.

Will the Nittany Lions continue their winning streak, or will the Wildcats claw their way to victory? There's only one way to find out, so grab your popcorn and get ready for a thrilling game that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Let the battle begin!

Best Nittany Lions at Wildcats Odds


Best Point Spread Betting Odds
Underdog

Northwestern
Favorite

Penn State
Penn State has a -26.5 -112 point spread at BetRivers VA. They are the point spread favorite in this matchup. Northwestern has a +26.5 -105 point spread at BetMGM VA. Northwestern is the point spread underdog. Review how to bet on a point spread with our text and video tutorials.

Best Total Betting Odds
OverUnder
BetRivers has the best over line of 47 points. Risk $108 to win $100. BetMGM has the best under line of 47.5 points. Risk $110 to win $100. Our tutorial explains more about total bets.

Best Moneyline Betting Odds
Underdog

Northwestern
Favorite

Penn State
Penn State is the -10000 moneyline favorite. Risk $10,000 to win $100 on Penn State at BetMGM. Northwestern is the +1600 underdog at BetMGM. Risk $100 to win $1,600 on Northwestern. Learn more about how to bet on money lines.

Matchup Odds FAQs

What is the point spread for the Penn State vs Northwestern College Football game on Saturday, September 30th, 2023?

Penn State is a -26.5 -112 point spread favorite at BetRivers, while Northwestern is a +26.5 -105 point spread underdog at BetMGM.

What is the over-under total line for the Penn State vs Northwestern College Football game on Saturday, September 30th, 2023?

The best over line is 47 -108 points at BetRivers, which means you risk $108 to win $100 betting the over. The best under line is 47.5 -110 points at BetMGM, and that means you risk $110 to win $100 betting the under.

What is the moneyline for the Penn State vs Northwestern College Football game on Saturday, September 30th, 2023?

Penn State is a -10000 moneyline favorite at BetMGM and Northwestern is a +1600 moneyline underdog at BetMGM.

College Football Odds Example

College Football Odds and Outcomes Explained

Game
BetRivers Sports Betting BetRivers
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Penn State
Northwestern
9/30/23 12:00pm EDT
-26.5 -112+26.5 -109
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Underdog Northwestern - Northwestern bettors risk $100 to win $91.74 at -109 odds.

A +26.5 Northwestern underdog bet wins if they lose by 26 or fewer, tie, or win outright. Your bet loses if they lose by 27 or more.

Favorite Penn State - Penn State bettors risk $100 to win $89.29 at -112 odds.

A -26.5 Penn State favorite bet wins if they win by 27 or more. Your bet loses if they win by 26 or fewer, tie, or lose outright.

Penn State at Northwestern Prop Bets

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College Football Prop Bets
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BetRivers Sports Betting BetRivers
Bet
Penn State
Northwestern
Last Team To Score
9/30/23 12:00pm EDT
-560+325Bet
Penn State
Northwestern
First Team To Score
9/30/23 12:00pm EDT
-480+310Bet
Penn State
Northwestern
Tie
First to 25 Points
9/30/23 12:00pm EDT
-1115+3300+480Bet
Penn State
Northwestern
Tie
First to 30 Points
9/30/23 12:00pm EDT
-420+5000+245Bet
BetRivers Sports Betting BetRivers
Northwestern
Team Total Points
PSU at NU
9/30/23 12:00pm EDT
9.5 o -1219.5 u -107Bet
Penn State
To Score First & Win
PSU at NU
9/30/23 12:00pm EDT
Yes -435No +285Bet

Recent Meetings Since 2019

Recent Meetings Since 2019
WeekGameResultMargin
2023
Week 5
Penn State vs Northwestern
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
PSU 41, NU 13
Ryan Field
Penn State by 28
2022
Week 5
Northwestern vs Penn State
Saturday, October 1st, 2022
PSU 17, NU 7
Beaver Stadium
Penn State by 10

Team Standings

2023-2024 College Football Regular Season Standings - Penn State, Northwestern
Team Conf Conf% W L PF PA Home Away Strk
Big Ten East
#13 Penn State7-20.7781034711756-14-1L1
Big Ten West
Northwestern5-40.556852872935-12-3W4

Penn State & Northwestern Futures Odds

Latest NCAA Championship odds, if available, for each team. Review odds for other teams and learn the best College Football bets.

Penn State Championship Odds
2024-25 Penn State NCAA College Football Championship Odds

Team
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Penn State
+2500
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+2000
Bet
Northwestern Championship Odds
2024-25 Northwestern NCAA College Football Championship Odds

Team
BetRivers Sports Betting BetRivers BetMGM Sports Betting BetMGM
Northwestern
+100000
Bet

Team Schedules & Results


2023-24 Penn State Games & Results
WeekMatchupDate & Result
Week 1West Virginia vs
Penn State
PSU 38, WVU 15
Saturday, September 2nd, 2023
Week 2Delaware vs
Penn State
PSU 63, DEL 7
Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Week 3Penn State vs
Illinois
PSU 30, ILL 13
Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Week 4Iowa vs
Penn State
PSU 31, IOWA 0
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
Week 5Penn State vs
Northwestern
PSU 41, NU 13
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Week 7UMass vs
Penn State
PSU 63, MASS 0
Saturday, October 14th, 2023
Week 8Penn State vs
Ohio State
OSU 20, PSU 12
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Week 9Indiana vs
Penn State
PSU 33, IU 24
Saturday, October 28th, 2023
Week 10Penn State vs
Maryland
PSU 51, MD 15
Saturday, November 4th, 2023
Week 11Michigan vs
Penn State
MICH 24, PSU 15
Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Week 12Rutgers vs
Penn State
PSU 27, RUTG 6
Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Week 13Penn State vs
Michigan State
PSU 42, MSU 0
Friday, November 24th, 2023
BowlsOle Miss vs
Penn State
Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl
MISS 38, PSU 25
Saturday, December 30th, 2023


2023-24 Northwestern Games & Results
WeekMatchupDate & Result
Week 1Northwestern vs
Rutgers
RUTG 24, NU 7
Sunday, September 3rd, 2023
Week 2UTEP vs
Northwestern
NU 38, UTEP 7
Saturday, September 9th, 2023
Week 3Northwestern vs
Duke
DUKE 38, NU 14
Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Week 4Minnesota vs
Northwestern
NU 37, MINN 34 (OT)
Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
Week 5Penn State vs
Northwestern
PSU 41, NU 13
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Week 6Howard vs
Northwestern
NU 23, HOW 20
Saturday, October 7th, 2023
Week 8Northwestern vs
Nebraska
NEB 17, NU 9
Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Week 9Maryland vs
Northwestern
NU 33, MD 27
Saturday, October 28th, 2023
Week 10Iowa vs
Northwestern
IOWA 10, NU 7
Saturday, November 4th, 2023
Week 11Northwestern vs
Wisconsin
NU 24, WIS 10
Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Week 12Purdue vs
Northwestern
NU 23, PUR 15
Saturday, November 18th, 2023
Week 13Northwestern vs
Illinois
NU 45, ILL 43
Saturday, November 25th, 2023
BowlsUtah vs
Northwestern
Srs Distribution Las Vegas Bowl
NU 14, UTAH 7
Saturday, December 23rd, 2023

How to Bet on the Game

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How to Bet on the Penn State vs Northwestern College Football Game

  1. Open a new sports betting account before game time.

    Review our list of sports betting sites. Open a new account before the game starts on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at 12:00 pm EDT, making sure to enter all your personal details correctly. Don't forget to add your bonus code.

  2. Visit the sportsbook’s cashier, banking, or deposit page.

    Navigate to the sportsbook's deposit page. Use your Visa card or MasterCard, or deposit with a bank transfer, or other methods like Paypal.

  3. Tap to the sportsbook's College Football page, look for the Penn State vs Northwestern Game.

    Navigate to the sportsbook's College Football page. Next, look for live or upcoming matchups. Select the Penn State vs Northwestern Game.

  4. Choose your bet and place a wager.

    Choose your bet and then use the funds you deposited to place a wager. The sportsbook will pay your winnings or deduct a losing wager from your account balance after the game.

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