Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 5/1/13
Penn State is opening up the 2013 season in MetLife Stadium against Syracuse, and they will do so as a five-point favorite. I probably should have caught this one earlier after dropping some gambling links in the Cup of Joe this morning, but I missed this one. Thankfully Dustin Hockensmith over at PennLive.com had a sharper eye than I did. As PennLive.com notes, gambling site 5 Dimes lists Penn State as a five-point favorite (-5, -120) against the Orange. Penn State was 6-1 last season as a favorite, with the lone loss coming in week one against Ohio. The Nittany Lions were 9-3 against the spread last year as well. How did Syracuse fare? The Orange were 5-2 as an underdog last fall, including in the Pinstripe Bowl against West Virginia. Syracuse was 7-6 against the spread in 2012 as well. It would seem that the odds are in Penn State's favor for week one in MetLife Stadium. If you are a gambler, are you taking Penn State to cover? Share your gambling take in the comment ...
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