NCAA betting odds expectations remain high for the Ohio State Buckeyes, who remain in contention for the Big Ten championship with the NCAA betting lines.
Ohio State will host Penn State on Saturday with an ABC telecast set to kickoff at 3:30 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Ohio State as a 17 point favorite.
Penn State now has a college football betting record of 6-3 straight up and 4-5 against the spread with 5 of their games going over the total. The Nittany Lions scored an impressive 35-21 home win and payout over Northwestern last week as Joe Paterno earned his 400th career win as coach.
The Nits rallied from a 21-0 deficit to get the victory and are now 3-2 in Big Ten Conference action.
Defense, as usual for a Paterno coached team, remains the strength as PSU ranks 28th for points allowed while the offense ranks 67th in the nation but has shown improvement as the Nits have scored 33, 41, and 35 points in their last 3 games.
Matthew McGloin, a sophomore, came in to spark last week’s win with 225 yards passing and 4 touchdowns. Evan Royster has 734 yards rushing and a 5.2 yards per carry average.
#9 Ohio State has a college football gambling record of 8-1 straight up and 7-2 against the spread with just 2 of their games going under the total. The Buckeyes have gotten the money in all 6 of their home games this year. Ohio State is coming off a bye that followed a 52-10 win and payout at Minnesota.
Ohio State is a dangerous team that ranks 7th in the nation for scoring while ranking 3rd for points allowed on defense. Ohio State ranks in the top 5 of all major defensive categories. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor has 1997 yards passing, 463 yards rushing, and a 20/7 touchdown/interception ratio.
Ohio State is a most impressive 36-15 against the spread in Big Ten Conference action. Ohio State has covered the NCAA betting odds in 6 of their last 7 home games against Penn State with the series going under the total 4 straight times at the Horseshoe.