The Ohio State Buckeyes are heavily favored in NCAA betting on Saturday as they host Penn State in a game that can be seen on ABC.
The Nittany Lions got Joe Paterno his 400th win of his career last week so they could have a letdown this week. Ohio State should be focused as they are going for their sixth straight Big 10 title. The Buckeyes are 18-point favorites in college football betting at Sbgglobal with the total on the game at 49.5.
Penn State 6-3 SU, 4-5 ATS
The Nittany Lions have won three in a row but wins against Minnesota, Michigan and Northwestern are nothing to get too excited about. But Paterno can now take his team to another meaningless bowl game and extend his career that should have ended many years ago. The Nittany Lions could have a future star at quarterback. Matt McGloin has thrown for 475 yards and five touchdowns the past two weeks.
Ohio State 8-1 SU, 7-2 ATS
The Buckeyes have been a very good team to wager on this season. They have lost just once straight up and only twice against the spread. The Buckeyes have won six of the last eight meetings against Penn State including 24-7 last season. The Buckeyes should pound Penn State in this game. The Nittany Lions normally lose by three touchdowns or more at Ohio State. The Buckeyes are led by quarterback Terrelle Pryor who has completed 67.6 percent of his passes this season.
Saturday NCAA Betting Trends
The Nittany Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Nittany Lions are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog. The Nittany Lions are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings at Ohio State. The Buckeyes are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. The Buckeyes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in November. The Buckeyes are 41-17 ATS in their last 58 games as a favorite. Since this is a TV game, the total might get some action. The Over is 4-0 in the Nittany Lions last 4 games overall. The Over is 6-1 in the Buckeyes last 7 games as a home favorite. The Over is 8-3 in NCAA betting in the Buckeyes last 11 games in November. In this series, the Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings at Ohio State.