2013 ABC College Football Week 9 Odds: Penn State vs. Ohio State Print
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Friday, 25 October 2013 10:00
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Penn State vs. Ohio State Odds

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COLUMBUS, OH (The Spread) – No. 4 Ohio State looks to keep its unbeaten season going on Saturday when it hosts Penn State at 8PM ET on ABC.

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Ohio State is 7-0 on the season, 3-0 in the Big Ten, 5-0 at home and 4-2-1 against the spread. Penn State is 4-2 overall, 1-1 in the Big Ten, 1-1 on the road and 3-3 against the spread. The road team has won five of the last six in this series.

Trends show that the road team is 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 in this series, but Penn State is just 2-5 ATS in its last 7 against Ohio State. These two have hit the under in 5 of their last 6 meetings at Ohio State.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Ohio State is favored at home, as the Buckeyes have odds of -14.5 points against Penn State on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 56.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Ohio State favored by 13.5 points. The spread climbed to a peak of 15 before falling back to 14.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 56.5.

Ohio State is coming off a 34-24 win over Iowa last week. The Buckeyes have had their last three games decided by 10 points or less. Ohio State is posting 45 points per game, while Ohio State is allowing only 19.9 points per contest. Braxton Miller has thrown for 831 yards and eight touchdowns this season while rushing for 335 yards. Carlos Hyde and Jordan Hall have combined for 881 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground.

Penn State is coming off a 43-40 overtime win over Michigan two weeks ago. It was a big win for the Nittany Lions, who had lost to Indiana at home the week before. Penn State is posting just 33.3 points per game on offense while allowing 23.7 points per game on defense. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg has thrown for 1,672 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead the offense, while Allen Robinson has caught 43 passes for 705 yards and five touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Ohio State defensive end Tyquan Lewis (undisclosed) and tight end Marcus Baugh (suspension) are both questionable. Penn State fullback Jack Haffner (ankle) and tight end Brent Wilkerson (back) are also questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Ohio State, as the Buckeyes are getting 73% of the wagers with odds of -14.5 points against Penn State on Saturday.

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