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College Football Betting Preview: Ohio St Buckeyes vs. Penn St Nittany Lions
October 21, 2023
The game of the week for week 8 of the college football season will take place in the Big Ten when the 7
-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions travel to take on the Big Ten East Rival, the 3
-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, at Ohio Stadium on Saturday afternoon with the games airing at 12:00 PM ET on Fox.
The Penn State Nittany Lions enter this game ranked 7
in the AP Poll and 6
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 6-0 following a 63-0 win at home against the UMass Minutemen while covering the 42-point spread as a home favorite in week 7 of the college football season. Penn State scored 63 points while compiling a total of 408 yards offensively which included 162 passing yards and 246 rushing yards while shutting out UMass and allowing 109 total yards defensively which included 45 passing yards and 64 rushing yards. Drew Allar led the team in passing, completing 16 of 23 attempts for 162 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for a touchdown. Nicholas Singleton led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 79 yards. Theo Johnson led the team in receiving, catching all four targets for 66 yards and two touchdowns.
Ohio State enters this game ranked 3
in the AP Poll and 3
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 6-0 following a 41-7 win on the road against the Purdue Boilermakers while covering the 17-point spread as a road favorite in week 7 of the college football season. The Buckeyes scored 41 points while compiling a total of 495 yards offensively which included 334 passing yards and 161 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 257 total yards defensively which included 134 passing yards and 123 rushing yards. Kyle McCord led the team in passing, completing 16 of 28 attempts for 276 yards and three touchdowns. Dallan Hayden led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown. Marvin Harrison Jr. led the team in receiving, catching six of 13 attempts for 105 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Ohio State Buckeyes listed as 3.5-point favorites at home against the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday afternoon in week 8 of the college football season. Ohio State has won nine of the last ten including the previous six matchups in a row while winning by an average margin of 13.9 points per game over the last ten and 11.67 points per game over the last three games in the series. Penn State is 6-0 ATS overall, 2-0 ATS on the road, and 3-0 ATS in conference games this season while the Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-2-1 ATS overall, 2-1 ATS at home, 3-2-1 ATS as a favorite, and 2-1 ATS in conference games on the year.
This is going to be a pivotal game in the Big Ten East this season as it features two of the three best teams in the conference but also college football. This series has been dominated by the Ohio State Buckeyes as they have won nine of the last ten including the previous six meetings. I look for them to make it seven wins in a row which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Ohio State Buckeyes at -173 when they host the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday.
Spooky Express Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes Moneyline (-173)
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