The 6-1 Ohio State Buckeyes will be heavy favorites when they take the field against Illinois on Saturday night. After blowing a 17-point halftime lead, the Buckeyes needed two touchdowns in OT to get past Penn State 31-24 for their fifth consecutive SU victory. However, the Buckeyes failed to cover for just the first time since a 35-21 upset loss to Virginia Tech in Week 2. Ohio State followed up that defeat by scoring at least 50 points in each of their next four games, pushing the OVER to 9-1 in their last 10 outings.
The Fighting Illini are coming off a big 28-24 upset victory over Minnesota, ending a three-game SU losing skid. The win was Illinois' second straight ATS and first SU in Big Ten conference play this season. But the Illini have been dominated in recent meetings by the Buckeyes, losing their last six SU to Ohio State, going 2-4 ATS.
Ohio State bring a 6-1 record (5-2 ATS) to the Week 10 betting matchup against the 4-4 Illinois Fighting Illini, who are 3-5 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Ohio State go 6-1 so far and the Fighting Illini go 5-3.