Ohio State At Penn State College Football Winning Favorites

Written by on October 21, 2016

At this point in the 2016 college football season, most fans are of the belief that the Big 10 Conference winner will be revealed in a few weeks when the Ohio State Buckeyes face the Michigan Wolverines. Both teams are in a playoff spot right now, but that meeting could change all of that. All of this is assuming that both teams make it through the next few weeks unscathed, and if we know anything about college football, it’s that surprises do happen. Ohio State dodged a bullet last week when they needed OT to get past the Wisconsin Badgers, and this weekend could prove to be a tricky one too. On paper, the Buckeyes should have more than enough to get past Penn State, but the Nittany Lions are on a bit of an upswing that has seen them move to 4-2 on the season. They should also be well rested after a bye week, and no team has an easy time going into Happy Valley to get a win. The Buckeyes are a 20-point online betting favorite heading into this one.

A Closer Look At The Buckeyes At Nittany Lions College Football Winning Favorites

When: Saturday, October 22 at 8 PM ESTWhere: Beaver Stadium, University ParkTV: ABCLive Stream: ABC Live StreamNCAAF Odds: TBA 

Why bet on the Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes have won both of their road games this season at Oklahoma and Indiana, so it’s fair to say that going into Happy Valley isn’t going to frighten them. As good as Ohio State has been this season, a seed of doubt may have been planted in their heads after last week’s OT win against the Badgers. They got behind early in that one, which is a situation that they haven’t faced this season. You can bet that they are going to want to come out and get a fast start in this one. The last visit to Happy Valley came in 2014, with the Buckeyes wining that one by 7 points. They beat Penn State by 2 points in their match-up last season, albeit on home field.

Why bet on the Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State have been a little up and down this season, but it has to be said that all of their up moments have come on home field, where they are 4-0 this year. The Nittany Lions have been a team that has lived or died by the turnover this season. When they win the turnover battle, they come away with the victory, so it makes sense that they will want to get after JT Barrett form the get go. We can also expect that they will throw a healthy dose of the run game at Ohio State, and if they get anywhere near the 372 yards they put together on the ground last week, they could keep this thing close.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

It’s been a good last couple of weeks for the Nittany Lions, but they look to be in over their heads with this one. The Buckeyes had their scare last week, and will be fully prepared for this match-up.

Ohio State Buckeyes 35 Penn State Nittany Lions 20

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