Penn State at Ohio State Pick and Preview
- Updated: October 24, 2008
College Football Betting Preview
Penn State (8-0) at Ohio State (7-1)
Saturday, 8:00 pm Eastern – ABC
SBG Global Opening Line: Penn State – 1 , Total 45.5
First place in the Big-10 is on the line Saturday night as #10 Ohio State hosts #3 Penn State. This game could have national title implications as the Nittany Lions don’t have anyone on their remaining schedule that stacks up to Ohio State. The problem for Penn State is that they haven’t won at Columbus in 30 years. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Penn State on the Road.
The Nittany Lions have the talent this season to compete with Ohio State as quarterback Daryll Clark is the Big Ten’s second-highest rated passer. Penn State has the seventh best scoring offense in the country, averaging 45.4 points per game and the Nittany Lions also has Evan Royster who leads the Big 10 in yards per carry.
On the other side, Ohio State has started to look like a national title contender since Terrelle Pryor took over at quarterback. “When Terrelle is clicking, he can do a little bit of everything,” said receiver Brian Robiskie, “He’s scary in the open field.” It also helps Ohio State that Chris “Beanie” Wells is fully healthy. He has run for 508 yards in four games since his return from injury.
Penn State has lost 10 straight games on the road to teams ranked in the Top 25. On the other side, Ohio State has won 12 of its last 13 conference home games against ranked opponents. Here are more College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Nittany Lions are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Nittany Lions are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Nittany Lions are 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 games in October. The Nittany Lions are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games. The Nittany Lions are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings at Ohio State.
SBG Global Current Line: Penn State – 1 , Total 45.5
The Buckeyes are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games in October. The Buckeyes are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 conference games. The Buckeyes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Buckeyes are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games. The home team is 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the two teams.
The Over is 4-1 in the Nittany Lions last 5 conference games. The Over is 5-2 in the Nittany Lions last 7 games overall. The Under is 8-3 in the Buckeyes last 11 games in October. The Under is 5-2 in the Buckeyes last 7 games overall. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings at Ohio State between the two teams.
Pick: Penn State 3 out of 5 units
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