Ohio State vs Penn State Predictions and Betting Picks
We are fired up about this week in college football and wanted to get out our Ohio State vs Penn State predictions. There is no doubt that the Ohio State Buckeyes heading to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions is the biggest game of the week. Â The Urban Meyer controversy is settling down and now all of the focus should be on football.
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Before considering any Ohio State vs Penn State predictions we have to look at the point spread on this game. The smart college football players will bet on the odds for this game the second that they are released! The earlier you bet on this game the better it is. The college football bettors who bet on this game late are usually looking for last minute action and reaction.
The Lions beat down the Illinois Fighting Illini last week and they had nearly 600 yards in total offense. That game was on a Friday night, which gives Penn State one day of extra rest heading into this game against the Buckeyes.
Concern For the Buckeyes?
The Buckeyes cruised to an easy victory against Tulane. Urban Meyer was back on the sideline and although he said he felt overwhelmed, it was business as usual for the Buckeyes. Â Dwayne Haskins was near perfect in the passing game with five touchdowns and no interceptions with over 300 yards in the air. The defense however has been prone to big plays. They gave up another big 3rd down conversion in the game against Tulane, but have no plans to change up on defense heading into this big game with Penn State.
Giddy For GameDay
College Football Game Day will be in town for this game. This will be the sixth time that Penn State has hosted Gameday since the show started in 1993.
â€” Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) September 23, 2018
Ohio State vs Penn State
In a big game like this, betting trends are very important. The home team in this series is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in the last five meetings. Ohio State leads 18-14 in this series, but the last two games have been decided by 3 points or less. The Buckeyes have won straight up in five of the last six meetings overall. The Buckeyes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points and the Nittany Lions are 33-16-3 ATS in their last 52 games following a straight up win.
Ohio State vs Penn State predictions
This game will live up to the hype and it will come down to the wire. Penn State needs to get a big day from a defense that needs to improve to stop the Buckeyes. Brent Ply needs to have this group ready or this game will become a shootout. McSorley and Sanders can keep up offensively but they need that defense to make a statement. This is the biggest game of the season and a perfect time to do it. The Nittany Lions are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games against a team with a winning road record and 14-2-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a win against the spread. In a three point game, Penn State gets the big win over the Buckeyes!