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Point Spread Favors the Buckeyes in NCAA College Football Battle with the Penn State Nittany Lions

Ohio State Buckeyes


Penn State Nittany Lions
Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Beaver Stadium


The Ohio State Buckeyes are a perfect 4-0 SU and ATS since losing to Virginia Tech back on September 6, averaging an astounding 56 points per game on offense over that stretch.

The Buckeyes offense rolls into Happy Valley this Saturday visiting the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Ohio State is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games against Penn State and 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 road games. Penn State is just 1-3 ATS in its last four home games against Big Ten opponents.

The OVER is 5-0 in Ohio State's last five games overall.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Penn State Nittany Lions were listed as 11.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada but bet up to 14 points by Thursday. The total was 52.5 over at BetDSI.

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Computer Prediction: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 38-18 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Penn State Nittany Lions are 3-3 ATS. Ohio State is 5-1 against the over under total, while Penn State is 2-4 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Penn State vs Ohio State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 31 (Penn State Nittany Lions) and the No. 9 (Ohio State Buckeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Penn State Nittany Lions No. 111-ranked offense (21.17 PPG) against a Ohio State Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 24 at 20.17 PPG. The Penn State Nittany Lions passing attack has averaged 282.33 yards per game, more than the Ohio State Buckeyes give up through the air (181.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Ohio State Buckeyes own the league's No. 93-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 218 yards per game when on the road. Penn State, on the other hand, rates No. 108 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Scarlet Knights, they had no answer for J.T. Barrett as the Buckeyes rolled to a 56-17 victory at Ohio Stadium.


The Nittany Lions suffered a Week 7 loss against Michigan in their last game, falling 18-13 at Michigan Stadium.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Odds Trends

Ohio State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Ohio State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ohio State's last 5 games
Ohio State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Penn State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Penn State's last 5 games
Penn State is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Penn State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

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