Penn State vs Ohio State: Live, Stream, Odds, Betting Pick

Penn State vs Ohio State: The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-1 both straight up and against the spread over the last five meetings with the Penn State Nittany Lions, but the Lions shocked the Buckeyes last year on their way to the Big Ten championship.

Penn State vs Ohio State

In a game that might decide a division title Penn State takes on Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at the Horseshoe.

College football point spread: The Buckeyes opened as seven-point favorites, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)

Why Penn State vs Ohio State can cover the spread

Penn State vs Ohio State

The Lions reached 7-0 last week and exacted a measure of revenge with a 42-13 victory over Michigan. Penn State jumped out to a 14-0 lead five minutes into the game on a pair of Saquon Barkley touchdown runs, let the Wolverines get within 14-13, then scored the final 28 points of the game and covered easily as a seven-point favorite.

On the evening, the Lions outgained Michigan 506-269 and outrushed the Wolverines 224-103. So Penn State has now outgained each of its four Big Ten opponents by a 459-290 per-game average.

The Lions have also outscored opponents in the first quarter this season 90-0, leading by at least 14 points after one quarter five times already. And they’re now an amazing 14-1-2 ATS over their last 17 games.

Watch Penn State vs Ohio State Live

Images of the alternate uniforms Ohio State planned to wear against Penn State began leaking on the internet last week, and now Ohio State has confirmed the look.

When the Buckeyes take the field against the Nittany Lions on Saturday, they’re going to look a little different.

Why Penn State vs Ohio State can cover the spread

The Buckeyes own a five-game winning streak following their 56-14 blowout at Nebraska two weeks ago. They then enjoyed last week off.

Ohio State led the Cornhuskers 14-0 after the first quarter and 35-0 at the half, breezing to the cover as a 23-point road favorite.

On the evening, the Buckeyes outgained Nebraska 633-393, outrushed the Cornhuskers 279-44 and won time of possession by a 35/25 split. They also didn’t punt. And almost all the yardage the Ohio State defense gave up came after the game had been decided.

So that’s five games in a row the Buckeyes have hit the 500-yard mark on offense, and four games in a row they’ve hit the 50-point mark.

Penn State is coming off a big effort in a big win last week, and while the team is probably good enough to avoid a letdown, it’s still difficult to get up for big games two weeks in a row.

Meanwhile, Ohio State had last week off. While the Lions upset the Buckeyes last year 24-21, Ohio State actually outplayed Penn State that day. Smart money here bets the Buckeyes.

Penn State vs Ohio State betting trends

Ohio State is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games in Week 9.

The total has gone over in Ohio State’s last five games against its conference.

Penn State is 14-1-1 ATS in its last 16 games.

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