Ohio State (7-1, 2-5 ATS) has had all of the luck over the past two seasons, beating PSU by a combined score of 65-23, easily covering the spread in both match-ups. Last year’s 37-17 beatdown in Happy Valley marked the first time that the road team had covered the spread in their L/9 meetings.
Penn State hasn’t won or covered in the ‘Shoe in its L/6 meetings, and hasn’t won outright since joining the Big 10. In those six games, they’ve only scored a total of 45 points. NCAA football betting buffs who bet on Penn State (8-0, 5-1-1 ATS) must’ve been set to rip of their tickets when they fell behind their rivals from Michigan 17-7 late in the 2nd quarter.
Thirty-nine unanswered points later, the Nittany Lions were taking a 46-17 lead and coasting to a victory against the football betting line. RB Evan Royster moved up to 7th in the nation with 893 rushing yards with his 174 yard performance against Michigan. The Penn State rushing attack ranks 10th in the country churning out 234.6 yards per game.
Ohio State might be just 2-5 against the college football betting line, but they got back into the win column last week by spanking Michigan State 45-7, an easy cash for NCAA betting fans that backed the Buckeyes as short road chalks. QB Terrelle Pryor had a solid game, throwing for 116 yards and running for another 72, accounting for two total touchdowns overall.
RB Beanie Wells was a horse, toting the rock 31 times for 140 yards and two scores. The defense held RB Javon Ringer, the 2nd best rusher in the nation, to just 67 paltry yards. Oddsmakers are surprisingly giving the nod to the Nittany Lions in this one, installing them as 2.5-point road favorites, with the ‘total’ chiming in at 47.
Consider adding the ‘under’ to your college football betting card. Even though last year’s game eclipsed the ‘total’, the previous three meetings all combined to go comfortably ‘under’ the number.
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