Last week the Penn State Nittany Lions dominated the stat sheet at the Indiana Hoosiers but lost the game on a dramatic two-point conversion in overtime which required a replay review of several minutes. Penn State lost because of sloppy play plus inability to finish drives and plays. Meanwhile the Ohio State Buckeyes did what they were supposed to do in dispatching the Nebraska Cornhuskers without breaking a sweat. The Buckeyes showed that they are the nation’s “Third Team” after the Alabama Crimson Tide and Clemson Tigers. Ohio State travels to a not so Happy Valley on Saturday to face the Penn State Nittany Lions. This game was supposed to be a “White Out” with over 100,000 fans garbed in white. Instead it’s a black out at Beaver Stadium with no fans on hand.
Ohio State Buckeyes at Penn State Nittany Lions
When: Saturday, October 31, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Maryland
BookMaker College Football Odds: Ohio State Buckeyes -11 at Penn State Nittany Lions +11, over under 64
Ohio State Buckeyes at Penn State Nittany Lions Cash Bet Wagering Analysis
In this situation Ohio State has garnered the vast majority of public wagering money based on last week. Squares are fully on board the Buckeyes bandwagon. Sharps may give the Nittany Lions a hard look as a capable team that could prevail if they clean up mistakes.
Ohio State Bucks into CFP Contention
Ohio State won and covered at home last week over Nebraska 52-17. Junior quarterback Justin Fields was in Heisman Trophy form with 20 of 21 passing good for 276 yards and two touchdowns.
Nittany Lions Look to Restore Roar
Last week Penn State lost at Indiana 36-35 as 7-point favorites. The Nittany Lions outgained the Hoosiers 488 to 211 but committed three turnovers and 10 penalties.
Ohio State Buckeyes at Penn State Nittany Lions Against the Spread
Ohio State is 16-13 against the spread in their last 29 overall games. In Big 10 action the Buckeyes are 12-9 vs. the odds. After a win Ohio State is 14-11 on the board. As road favorites the Buckeyes are 5-4 vs. the line.
In all games Ohio State has gone over the total in just 13 of their last 29 matchups. As an away favorite the Buckeyes are 6-3 over the total. In Big 10 action OSU is 10-11 under the total. And after a win Ohio State is 12-13 under the number.
Overall Penn State is 14-13 against the spread. The Nittany Lions are 9-10 vs. the odds in Big 10 games. At Beaver Stadium Penn State has broken even at 7-7 on the board. And after a loss the Nittany Lions are 1-4 vs. the number.
Penn State has gone over the total in 15 of their last 27 games. At home PSU is 7-7 over and under. After a loss the Nits are 2-3 under the number. And in Big 10 games Penn State is 8-11 under the total.
In this head to head series Penn State has covered four straight times against Ohio State. Four of the last five meetings between these two teams have gone under the total. At Beaver Stadium the Ohio State Buckeyes have come away with empty pockets in their last three visits. The last two games between these teams at Penn State went under the total.
Ohio State Buckeyes at Penn State Nittany Lions Bookmaker Free Pick
In this situation Penn State is a live dog. The Nittany Lions will be motivated to atone for the inexplicable loss at Indiana last week. Ohio State is overpriced here.
Buckeyes at Nittany Lions Bookmaker Best Bet: Penn State Nittany Lions
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