Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes 10/21/2023 – The Saturday college football lineup is set to commence with a high-stakes clash pitting the Penn State Nittany Lions against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Horseshoe. The Nittany Lions, ranked seventh, boast an impressive 6-0 record and currently stand as the frontrunners in the nation’s total defense, conceding a mere eight points per game. The Buckeyes are coming in on a winning streak and will hope that this momentum carries them forward. However, the top week 8 NCAAF betting picks are favoring a win for the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes 10/21/2023
|When:||Saturday, October 21, 2023 12:00 PM ET|
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Penn State Nittany Lions have proven themselves formidable opponents in college football with an impressive ranking and perfect record, featuring a ranking of seventh and an unblemished 6-0 mark. Leading the nation in total defense, these Nittany Lions have demonstrated exceptional ability by only allowing eight points per game against their opposition. A recent match against Massachusetts demonstrated their defensive proficiency by holding their opponent to only 109 yards of offense for an easy 63-0 victory at home.
Penn State’s Offensive Brilliance
Penn State’s outstanding offensive performance against Massachusetts was on full display during their decisive win. Leading by 28 points at halftime, their dominance continued; Theo Johnson played a key role by connecting on touchdown passes of 30 and 18 yards; Drew Allar contributed three touchdown passes and one rushing score; Daequan Hardy added his spectacular 68-yard punt return touchdown to add even further flair to their outstanding offensive display.
Ohio State Buckeyes Search for Redemption
Following two consecutive defeats at Michigan, the Ohio State Buckeyes have set out on an aggressive mission of redemption to secure a spot in the College Football Playoff. Ranking third and boasting an unblemished 6-0 record, the Buckeyes have not only demonstrated impressive offensive capabilities but have also established themselves as leaders in total defense – taking seventh place nationally in total defensive rankings. Notably, Ohio State has held opponents to 9.7 points per contest on average and demonstrated its defensive strength by amassing an incredible 486-yard total offense and winning by 41-7 on the road against Purdue recently.
Ohio State’s Offense
In its recent battle with Purdue, Ohio State’s offensive machine was in full swing, led by Marvin Harrison Jr.’s 14-yard touchdown reception from Kyle McCord to open scoring early. Cade Stover made an outstanding contribution as two of McCord’s touchdown strikes were secured through him; Dallan Hayden ran for an impressive 76 yards to ensure Ohio State achieved victory and offensive excellence in every way possible.
NCAAF Latest Odds: OSU -4.5 ; O/U 48
This matchup is going to be a battle of defenses since both the Lions and the Buckeyes are really strong in this area. The Buckeyes are enjoying some really good momentum as of now, but the Lions have the best odds on their side.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
Penn State are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Penn State’s last 14 games.
Penn State are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
Nittany Lions are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Ohio State.
Penn State are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Ohio State.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Penn State’s last 8 games on the road.
Penn State are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Ohio State.
Nittany Lions is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
Penn State are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the East Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State’s last 5 games played in October.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 6 games.
Ohio State are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Ohio State are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games at home.
Buckeyes are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Penn State.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Ohio State’s last 13 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Ohio State’s last 9 games against an opponent in the East Division division.
Ohio State are 12-2-1 ATS in their last 15 games played in October.
Ohio State are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 8.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Pick
Ohio State has established an impressive six-game win streak against Penn State, most recently culminating with their 44-31 triumph in State College this past fall. Both teams possess top defensive lineups while possessing relatively inexperienced quarterbacks; therefore making the under an attractive option. The latest college football betting trends are siding with the Penn State Nittany Lions to win in this matchup. For the latest odds and predictions, check the reliable sports betting website.
Score Prediction: Lions 24, Buckeyes 20.