It’s a big week for Pennsylvania sports.
The Steelers are fighting for the playoffs. Penn State hosts Indiana in a battle of two Top 25 teams. And the Eagles face the Patriots in a rematch of the 2018 Super Bowl.
Every game seems to matter. And I suppose it should this time of year. But if you would like to add even more importance to any of the games, there are plenty of wagers available at your nearest PA online sportsbook.
Each week at Penn Sportsbooks, we highlight the region’s biggest games and all their corresponding odds in our Pick 6 feature.
This week’s installment starts with Philadelphia.
Patriots at Eagles (+2.5): Nov. 17, 4:25 p.m.
Philadelphia beat New England in the Super Bowl two seasons ago, but this time around, the Patriots are a slight favorite according to PlaySugarHouse. New England is looking to rebound from its first loss in Baltimore and had a bye week to help them regroup. The Eagles, on the other hand, are riding a two-game winning streak after defeating the Bills and the Bears.
Philadelphia is +155 on the moneyline, while the Patriots are -195. The game’s over/under is set at 44.5 points. SugarHouse has an extensive list of alternate odds and totals for those seeking different numbers in Sunday’s game. The new DraftKings Sportsbook also has a promotion available for anyone bold enough to make a moneyline bet on the Eagles. Those wagers will earn an extra $6 for every touchdown the Eagles score.
Live betting should also be available once the game kicks off.
Steelers at Browns (-2.5): Nov. 14, 8:20 p.m.
Pittsburgh is a small underdog in the AFC North showdown on Thursday Night Football. The Steelers (5-4) have won four straight games while the Browns improved to a dismal 3-6 after a home win last week against Buffalo.
BetRivers has 180 different wagers posted for Thursday’s game. Pittsburgh is +125 on the moneyline while the Browns are -155. The game’s total is set at 41.5 points. There are also numerous player props available including odds on specific players to score touchdowns, catch interceptions, or sack the quarterback.
Indiana at Penn State (-14.5): Nov. 16; 12 p.m.
FanDuel Sportsbook has the Nittany Lions as a two-touchdown favorite following the team’s first loss last week in Minnesota. The Hoosiers are an impressive 7-2 and are ranked No. 24 in the country. Penn State is -650 on the moneyline, while Indiana is +460. The game’s over/under is set at 54.5 points.
FanDuel also has individual team totals posted. Penn State’s number is 34.5. Indiana’s is set at 20 points. The Nittany Lions will also have to avoid the look-ahead trap of an Ohio State game looming next week.
Tulane at Temple (+6): Nov. 16; 12 p.m.
The Owls are a home underdog in another Saturday afternoon contest this week. Both teams are 6-3 and bowl eligible heading into the game, but oddsmakers view the Green Wave as the favorites. Tulane is -225 on the moneyline at the Parx Sportsbook, while Temple is +180.
Parx has 42 different wagers available for the game, so there is plenty of action available to bet on. The game’s total is posted at 54.5 points. A number of alternate lines as well as quarter and halftime bets are also available for the contest.
West Virginia at Kansas State (-14): Nov. 16; 3:30 p.m.
The Wildcats are laying two touchdowns against the Mountaineers in Manhattan, Kansas. BetRivers has West Virginia as +480 on the moneyline, while Kansas State is listed at -670. The game’s over/under is set at 47.5.
The Mountaineers are a difficult team to handicap considering they nearly beat undefeated Baylor on Halloween, but then got trounced 38-17 by Texas Tech last week. Kansas State is 6-3 overall, with a huge win against one-loss Oklahoma, which is considered one of college football’s best teams.
Michigan State at Michigan (-13.5): Nov. 16; 12 p.m.
The Wolverines are a significant favorite in an in-state showdown with their Big Ten rival. Bettors will have to get to their televisions early Saturday because the early slate of games is loaded with intrigue. The Spartans fell apart late in their game last week, losing to Illinois after a fourth-quarter meltdown.
The Wolverines have climbed back up to No. 14 in the polls after a much-improved performance in recent weeks. The game’s over/under is set at 44 points. Michigan’s team total for this game is set at 28.5 points at FanDuel Sportsbook. The Spartans’ number is just 15.
FanDuel has also added a generous promotion for this contest, providing close-loss insurance up to $50 for anyone who makes a pre-live moneyline bet and then loses the wager by six or less. Consider it an added bonus. And then root hard for the game to remain close.
That’s it for this week’s Pick 6. If you’re feeling lucky, a parlay of those six games would pay out approximately $475 on a $10 bet.
Good luck and enjoy the games.