Penn State vs. Northwestern Betting Pick and Preview Senior Sports Handicapper Matt Rivers has a free pick Thursday is on Northwestern (-4.5) hosting Penn State. Matt Rivers, who was the winningest handicapper ever—nobody came close—on a large network of sites is now exclusive part of the Offshore Insiders Network.

Now he has a sports handicapping pick with analysis.

Reasoning: I’m rolling with my Wildcats in revenge today against a good but far from great Penn State squad.

I have liked John Shurna and the Wildcats all season long and have been a bit disappointed overall as they have lost more games than I thought they would. 16-10 isn’t horrible and with a victory here they are 7-9 in the conference, which also isn’t terrible, but I did see a little bit of greener pastures in a breakout type of a season. All in all these ‘Cats are a talented and well-coached squad that is pretty darn good and especially so in Evanston. Shurna can be great and guys like Drew Crawford, Luka Mirkovic and Michael Thompson are very good at times.

The Wildcats have won their last pair and a few weeks back were nipped at home by then undefeated Ohio State by a point limiting the Buckeyes to just 58 points. This team is extremely capable with a fairly high upside as evidenced by that game for sure.

Penn State is similar as they are pretty good themselves but the road is never easy and after blasting the Wildcats last week in the first game I just don’t see them able to repeat that feat or come anywhere close. That game was more of an aberration and a total egg laid by the Wildcats, which will not happen again, no how no way.

All in all Northwestern is the better overall team, they have a score to settle and are on their home court. I’ll take my chances with the homeboys in this spot as everything appears to be weighted in their favor at a cheap enough lay.

Top expert pick on this game: Northwestern from the real Matt Rivers

For more information: An ugly 0-3 Wednesday. There’s nobody more accountable than myself in this business, period. When I lose I am man enough to admit it. It happens. Back on the horse today as I prove once again that I am the best there is, no questions asked.

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