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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions College Football Betting Picks

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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Big Ten Betting

A great college football betting rivalry is upon us as the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions matchup is slated to be held this upcoming Saturday. No doubt this will be one of the most enthralling matchups of this weekend’s lineup, seeing as how Penn State is currently ranked 9th in the nation while Ohio State is ranked 4th. So, with that in mind, what kind of turnout are the sportsbook odds predicting for this NCAA matchup?

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions – Sat., September 29th

When: 7:30 pm ET

Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania

TV: ABC

Stream: ABC Sports

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Ohio State -3½ (-110)    –    -173
Penn State +3½ (-110)    – +153
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Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes enter this matchup sporting a 4-0 undefeated record. So far this season, the Buckeyes have only faced one Big Ten opponent. That was Rutgers back in Week 2, and Ohio State ended up winning that matchup 52-3. And while a `1-0 conference record is good enough to be at the top of the East Division, it won’t be after this weekend’s action. Ultimately this matchup has massive implications for the Big Ten championship and even bigger implications for the college football playoffs. The college football betting odds are sticking with Ohio State, which isn’t all that shocking given the national rankings. Furthermore, it’s clear the odds are considering the recent history between these two sides. In their last 10 matchups, Ohio State has bested Penn State 7-3. They’ll be vying to keep that streak going this upcoming Saturday.

Players to Watch: Dwayne Haskins (1,194 passing yards, 16 TD, 1 INT), JK Dobbins (323 rushing yards, 2 TD, 5.8 AVG), and Parris Campbell (299 receiving yards, 5 TD, 19 REC).

Penn State Nittany Lions

The Lions are undefeated thus far into the season and will be facing their biggest challenge of the season this Saturday as well. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear this will be a hard fought battle. On offense things are very much even with Penn State averaging 55.5 per game while Ohio State puts up 54.5 Defensively the Buckeyes have a slight edge over the Nittany Lions. Right now PSU is allotting 19.5 points to their opponents while Ohio State is only giving up 17.0. All in all there’s not much difference there and we’ll get to see how these two measure up this Saturday.

Players to Watch: Trace McSorley (763 passing yards, 8 TD, 2 INT), Miles Sanders (495 rushing yards, 5 TD, 7.0 AVG), and KJ Hamler (170 receiving yards, 3 TD, 9 REC).

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Ohio State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Penn State
  • Ohio State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Penn State
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 6 games when playing Penn State
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Penn State’s last 6 games at home
  • Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Penn State is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting players take in this Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions matchup? All things considered, taking Penn State on the upset line doesn’t seem like a bad idea. There’s not much difference between these two and the outcome will be a tossup.  Sign up to make your online betting prediction today!

Score Prediction: 24-22 Penn State.

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