Penn State vs Ohio State Betting Odds and Pick – October 17, 2015

Sure, Ohio State has won its first six games in the 2015 NCAAF season. But they’ve been stinging their bettors, covering the spread in only one contest so far. They’ll have an opportunity to right the ship for gamblers when Penn State comes to town in a Week 7 clash Saturday.

  • Penn State is 0-4 ATS in their last four home games against conference opponents.
  • The OVER/UNDER is 8-1 in Ohio State’s last nine October games.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the last five meetings between the teams.

The name of the game for Penn State has been defense this year. The Nittany Lions aren’t lighting it up offensively but boast a defense that’s 10th in the nation in total yards allowed (275.7) and 12th in points allowed (14.3). That stingy D has led Penn State to an OVER/UNDER record of 1-5, one of the best UNDER marks in the entire league.

Ohio State has also been profitable for UNDER bettors, going 2-4 OVER/UNDER so far through six games. That’s partly due to an offense that was supposed to feature a high-flying attack hasn’t lived up to expectations averaging a middle of the road 229.8 passing yards per game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Penn State Nittany Lions were listed as 17.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds – VSB
. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bodog for updates.

Odds – VSB
computer prediction formulas pick a 41-18 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Ohio State Buckeyes sit at 6-0 (1-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Penn State Nittany Lions are currently 5-1 (3-3 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Ohio State is 2-4 OU, and Penn State is 1-5 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Penn State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 2 and the Penn State Nittany Lions at No. 55 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ohio State’s No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 36.83 PPG, against a Penn State defense that ranks No. 12 this week at 14.33 PPG. The Ohio State aerial game is averaging 229.83 yards per game, more than the Penn State Nittany Lions secondary allows through the air, 158.67 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Penn State Nittany Lions feature the league’s No. 41-rated road run defense, allowing 149 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 65 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 29-7 score against Indiana at Beaver Stadium.


Last time we saw the Terrapins, they had no answer for Perry Hills as the Buckeyes rolled to a 49-28 victory at Ohio Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State’s last 6 games
  • Penn State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Penn State’s last 6 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 17 of Ohio State’s last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State at Maryland, Saturday, October 24th
Ohio State at Rutgers, Saturday, October 24th


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