Playing The Odds is your weekly look at the Vegas betting lines for our Pittsburgh-area football teams. Playing The Odds is offered solely for entertainment purposes. SB Nation Pittsburgh does not promote gambling, unless Pitt and Penn State start playing yearly games again. Then all bets are on. All lines are accurate as of Tuesday morning of each week. Feel free to use the comments to tell us who you think will be victorious.
Saturday, November 20
12:00pm - Penn State Nittany Lions (-10.5) at Indiana Hoosiers (at FedEx Field, Washington DC)
Both of these teams are coming off of big losses, but Penn State still has enough left in the tank to take care of the Hoosiers. Bret Bielema and the Wisconsin Badgers dropped 83 points on this Indiana team a week ago, so regardless of who is under center for Penn State, I like their chances.
12:00pm - Pitt Panthers (-3) at South Florida Bulls
The injury bug bit the Panthers again, as Greg Romeus is out for the season. However, Pitt is riding a two game winning streak in this series, and should head into Tampa determined to keep their Big East title hopes alive and well. A Pitt loss would completely turn the Big East title race on its end.
12:00pm - West Virginia Mountaineers (-6.5) at Louisville Cardinals
On the back of Geno Smith's monster game last week, the Mountaineers look to stay in the hunt for the Big East title, and the Cardinals should not be much of a match for WVU. West Virginia has won the past three matchups in this conference series.
Sunday, November 21
1:00pm - Pittsburgh Steelers (-9.5) vs. Oakland Raiders
The Steelers are in need of a strong victory, and the Raiders are just the team to go up against in such a situation. Sitting at a surprising 5-4, the Raiders might look decent on paper. Keep in mind, though, that Al Davis still runs this team. The Pittsburgh defense should be able to keep whatever weapons the Raiders have in check.