Ohio State vs Penn State Betting
The Buckeyes have won 19 straight games, the longest winning streak in the nation.
Ohio State is 12-7 against the spread during that stretch, but failed to cover in last week’s sloppy 34-24 win over Iowa.
The Buckeyes will be looking for a more complete performance on Saturday, when rested Penn State visits the Horseshoe for a Big Ten battle. Ohio State opened as a 14-point favorite over the Nittany Lions, who had a bye week to enjoy their overtime victory over Michigan two weeks ago.
Ohio State has won three of four against the Nittany Lions, including last season’s 35-23 win at Penn State. The Buckeyes have won 11 of the last 17 meetings overall with Penn State, going 11-6 against the spread.
Ohio State has won 13 straight home games, but its last loss came against Penn State in 2011.
The Buckeyes are 7-0 so far on the season, and 5-2 ATS vs. the number. The Nittany Lions, meanwhile, are 4-2 and 3-3 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Ohio State go 5-2 and the Nittany Lions go 4-2 on the totals.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 25-rated Nittany Lions taking on the No. 11-rated Buckeyes in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 41-17 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday.
In their last action, Penn State was a 43-40 winner at home against Michigan. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (83) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Iowa was unable to contain Carlos Hyde in its last action Saturday and the result was a 34-24 Week 8 loss against the Buckeyes.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ohio State's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 45 PPG, against a Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 48 this week at 23.67 PPG. The Buckeyes aerial game is averaging 213.57 yards per game, less than the Nittany Lions secondary allows through the air, 218.17 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Nittany Lions feature the league's No. 18-rated road run defense, allowing 110.5 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 15 in rushing offense at home.
A few Nittany Lions at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Penn State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Penn State's last 6 games on the road
Penn State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Ohio State
Penn State is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Ohio State
Ohio State is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games
Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Penn State
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