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Ohio State vs Penn State Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 9 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Ohio State vs. Penn State prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Ohio State vs Penn State Week 9 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) vs.  No. 13 Penn State Nittany Lions (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Venue: Beaver Stadium — University Park, PA
Coverage: FOX

Week 9 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big Ten showdown between the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes and No. 13 Penn State Nittany Lions. The Buckeyes' perfect season continued last week thanks to a huge 54-10 victory over Iowa.

Meanwhile, Penn State rebounded from its Week 7 loss with a 45-17 win against Minnesota. Quarterback Sean Clifford looked fantastic as he led the Nittany Lions to victory, going 23-of-31 for 295 passing yards and four touchdown passes.

Ohio State vs Penn State Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: OSU: (-710) | PSU: (+490)
Spread: OSU: -15.5 (-115) | PSU: +15.5 (-105)
Total: 61.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Ohio State enters this contest as a clear road favorite on the spread. This 12 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 61.5, which is slightly above average compared to the rest of this week's projected totals.

Ohio State vs Penn State Prediction & Pick

While Penn State is a top-25 program so far, it still isn't quite on the level of domination as Ohio State. After a 21-10 opening-week win against Notre Dame, the Buckeyes have won their subsequent matchups by an average of 37 points, winning each of those tilts from anywhere between a 29- and 56-point margin.

The Nittany Lions have also lost their only other game against a ranked team this year. Michigan exposed Penn State's defense to the tune of 418 rushing yards that game and things could get ugly this week.

Ohio State averages the 21st-most rushing yards in the NCAAF. On top of that, its 5.6 rushing yards per carry is tied with UCLA for the. No. 8 average. With the Buckeyes defenders' ability to get the ball back into the offense's hands, Ohio State should have plenty of opportunities to run all over Penn State's defense.

As great as the Nittany Lions have been this year, the Buckeyes will give them a healthy dose of reality.

Final Score Prediction: Ohio State: 49 | Penn State: 27

Ohio State vs Penn State Betting Trends

- Ohio State is 10-1-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games played in October.
- Penn State is 1-6 straight up in its last seven home games against Ohio State.
- The total has hit the over in each of Ohio State's last five games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Penn State's last five games against the Big Ten.

Ohio State vs Penn State Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Both Big Ten schools are familiar with high-scoring games this season. The total has hit the over in five of Ohio State and Penn State's games this season, as well as in five of their most recent 10 head-to-head matchups against each other.

With Ohio State scoring 45-plus points in six straight games and Penn State averaging 26 points in its last five outings against the Buckeyes, I'm backing the over on this one.

Bet: Over 61.5 (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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