Ohio State vs. Penn State Odds
Ohio State is 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten while Penn State is 4-2 overall and 1-2 in conference play. The Buckeyes are 2-0 on the road and 5-1 against the spread while the Nittany Lions are 2-1 at home and 3-3 against the spread.
Trends show that road team is 5-2 against the spread in the last 7 games of this series. Ohio State also comes in 4-1 ATS in its last 5 against Penn State and 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games following a bye.
According to oddsmakers from BetDSI, Ohio State is favored on the road, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -13.5 points against Penn State on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Ohio State favored by 13 points. The spread hit a peak of 14 points before hitting a low of 12.5. It then eventually settled at 13.5 points. The over/under total for the game opened at 51.5 points and peaked at 52.5 before falling back to 51.5.
Ohio State is coming off a 56-17 win over Rutgers last week at home. The Buckeyes have won four straight, all by at least 22 points. OSU is now averaging 46.5 points per game on offense while holding opponents to 20.2 points per contest. J.T. Barrett has thrown for 1,615 yards and 20 touchdowns to lead the offense while also rushing for 383 yards and four scores. Ezekiel Elliott has added 531 rushing yards and four scores.
Penn State is coming off an 18-13 loss at Michigan two weeks ago. The Nittany Lions have dropped two straight and are posting just 21.2 points per game. The defense is holding opponents to only 15.2 points per game, which ranks sixth nationally. Christian Hackenberg has thrown for 1,637 yards and five touchdowns, but also has seven interceptions. DaeSean Hamilton has added 43 receptions for 560 yards and one score.
In terms of Injuries, Penn State cornerback Anthony Smith (undisclosed) is questionable for the game. Ohio State defensive lineman Tracy Sprinkle (suspension) is questionable to play as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Ohio State, as the Buckeyes are getting 87% of the wagers with a point spread of -13.5 points at Penn State on Saturday.