College Football Week 9 Picks and Predictions – Penn State vs Ohio State
The Ohio State Buckeyes will host the Penn State Nittany Lions for this College Football Week 9 game on Saturday, October 30th. I’ll preview this NCAAF Game and release expert picks and predictions.
College Football Week 9 Game Preview:
This BIG10 game between Penn State vs Ohio State is set to kickoff Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:30pm et at the Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
Most of the College Football betting lines opened up with Ohio State as a -17 point favorite against the spread, but that line has now moved to Ohio State as a -19 point favorite.
The over/under is currently at 61 total points. As you can tell by the line movement, that the betting public really likes the Buckeyes in this game and they currently have 65% of their money behind them as the home favorite.
Penn State Betting Preview
The Penn State Nittany Lions come into this game 5-2 overall this season, but still ranked #20 in the nation. Both loses came in conference this month to Iowa and then in overtime last Saturday to Illinois 20-18. If they don’t want to lose 3 games in a row and continue on this downward spiral, then they’ll need to figure out a way to pull off a huge upset in this one.
In order for that upset to happen Quarterback Sean Clifford who threw for 19 of 34 for 165 total yards and 1 touchdown last week will need to have a much better performance. Plus the Nittany Lions run defense hasn’t been playing well at all lately. They let Illinois run for 357 yards against them and now they’ll face this Buckeyes team that is rushing for 6.2 yards per carry, which is second in the nation.
Also, Ohio State’s backfield is currently ranked 25th in the nation putting up 207 rushing yards per game, so Penn State will definitely have their hands full in this matchup. The good news is that Penn State’s defense is only giving up an average of 14.3 points per game, which put them 3rd in the nation right now.
On offense, the Nittany Lions are scoring an average of 25 points per game, Penn State is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference and the total has gone under in 10 of the Nittany Lions last 12 games on the road.
Ohio State Betting Preview
The Ohio State Buckeyes come into this game sitting at the top of the Big 10 after going a perfect 4-0 in conference so far this season and 6-1 overall. Their only loss came back in Week 2 to Oregon 35-28.
Since that loss, they have put together five wins in a row and looking to make it six. Last week they destroyed Indiana 54-7, but none of those five wins have been against ranked teams, so this will be the true test.
The Buckeyes have the top offense in the nation, scoring an average of 49.3 points per game. Ohio State’s defense is ranked 16th in the nation only giving up 18.6 points per game.
They are an impressive 19-1 straight up in their last 20 games at home and the total has gone over in 7 of the Buckeyes last 8 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.
College Football Week 9 Picks and Predictions:
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