Penn State vs. Ohio State NCAA Football Week 13 Betting Analysis

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Latest Odds and Predictions
  • by Cooper Mayer
  • November 21st, 2019
  • Category:

The No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes are 18.5-point home favorites over the No. 9 Penn State Nittany Lions, as the legal betting sites spread goes for their NCAA college football game on November 23 at 12:00 p.m. at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes NCAAF Odds by MyBookie.ag

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Penn State +18½ (-110) 57½ (-110) +700
Ohio State -18½ (-110) 57½ (-110) -1100
Bet Now on this Game

Betting Penn State Nittany Lions

The Lions rebounded from their upset to Minnesota with a 34-27 win over Indiana on Saturday. According to the best online sportsbooks, PSU entered that game as a 15-point home fave. Penn State’s 15th-ranked scoring offense (36.8 ppg) scored over 30 points for the first time since October 5.

Their 7th in the country scoring defense (13.5 ppg) allowed double-digit points for their second straight game. Starting QB Sean Clifford went 11 of 23 for 179 yards with one TD. The Lions rank 46th with 253.5 passing yards per game. The aptly named Journey Brown had 100 yards and one TD on 21 carries. PSU averages 173.1 rushing yards per game, ranking 53rd in the NCAA. Penn State’s pass defense, which ranks 84th (240.3 ypg) allowed 371 yards through the air.

But their fourth-best in the nation run defense (75.9 ypg) held Indiana to 91 yards on the ground.
In legal betting sites trends, PSU is 6-1 ATS in their last seven games after an ATS loss. 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games playing a team with a winning home record. And 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 games after a straight up win.

“Penn State’s dreams of making the College Football Playoff remain intact. The Nittany Lions held on to beat Indiana 34-27 Saturday at Beaver Stadium, meaning a win over Ohio State next Saturday will still vault James Franklin’s squad into first place in the Big Ten East.

But a win over the Hoosiers wasn’t always a certainty Saturday. Indiana cut the deficit to 27-24 in the final quarter, but Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford responded with an 18-play, 75-yard TD drive that ate up 9:01 of clock and gave the Nittany Lions a double-digit lead. That all but ended the game,” wrote the Centre Daily Times.

Betting Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes beat Rutgers 56-21 on Saturday to remain undefeated this season. However, they were 52-point road chalk, per legal betting sites odds. That means OSU failed to cover for the first time since the season opener versus Florida Atlantic. Nonetheless, Ohio State remain the top-scoring offense in the country with 51.5 points per game.

Conversely, their scoring defense, also the best in the NCAA (9.8 ppg) allowed more than 20 points for the second time. Coincidentally, the Buckeyes also let Florida Atlantic score 21 points.
Starting QB Justin Fields went 15 of 19 for 305 yards with four TDs.

Wide receiver Chris Olave had 139 yards on four catches. OSU is passing for 254.3 yards per game, which ranks 45th. Running back JK Dobbins rushed 89 yards and two TDs on 17 carries. Ohio State has the fourth-best rushing offense with 287.4 yards on the ground per game. Also fourth-best is their total offense, which outgained Rutgers 594 yards to 231. Concerning the latter, the Buckeyes have the best total defense in the country (216.4 total yards allowed per game).

The Buckeyes are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games after a straight up win. 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games after a straight up win of more than 20 points. And 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games after scoring over 40 points in their previous game.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes NCAAF Pick

I think 19 points is a reasonable spread. Take OSU and the points.