Penn State vs. Ohio State Prediction

Penn State vs. Ohio State, 10/30/2021 College Football Week 9 Predictions

Is 19.5 too much to lay with No. 5 Ohio State against No. 20 Penn State on Saturday night? Kickoff between these Big Ten rivals clash at 7:30 p.m. ET from Ohio Stadium.

Game Snapshot

189 Penn State Nittany Lions (+19.5) at 190 Ohio State Buckeyes (-19.5); o/u 60.5

7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 30, 20201

Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH

TV: ABC

Penn State Nittany Lions Game Notes

Penn State head coach James Franklin recently switched agents, hiring Jimmy Sexton, one of the biggest agents in football. While this might not mean anything, where there's smoke there's fire. It's not often you need to switch agents unless you think a move and a new contract will be needed, and with Penn State's season effectively over after their loss to Illinois, it might be prime time for Franklin to finally jump ship as he's been projected to do for so many years. High profile jobs at LSU and USC are available now, and who knows what else will be there by season's end.

Ohio State Buckeyes Game Notes

Ohio State freshman QB CJ Stroud was added to the Maxwell Award watch list on Wednesday. Stroud (6'3"/215) has wowed both fans and awards voters this season, having been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week five times thus far. He was also named to the Davey O'Brien QB Class of 2021 on Tuesday, which gives fans the opportunity to vote for Stroud for the Davey O'brien Award. Stroud was one of four Buckeyes named to the Maxwell Award watchlist, which is presented annually to the best all-0around college football player in the United States. On the year, Stroud has thrown for 1,965 yards, 22 touchdowns and three interceptions and has a grade of 91.8 on Pro Football Focus.

Penn State vs. Ohio State Week 9 Betting Prediction

The underdog is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams, while the Nittany Lions are 6-2 against the number in their last eight conference games and are 8-3 at the betting window in their last 11 games overall. On the other side, the Buckeyes are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games as a home favorite and are 2-5 against the number in their last seven home games.

College Football Week 9 Prediction: PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS +19.5

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