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Penn State Visits Ohio State in Big Ten Showdown

A huge showdown in the Big Ten between two top 10 ranked teams highlights Saturday’s college football calendar when the No. 2 ranked Penn State Nittany Lions visit the No. 6 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. The current line has Ohio State favored by 6.5 points with the over/under point total on 56.5.

Entering this game, Penn State on the season is 7-0 straight up and 5-1-1 against the spread. On the road, the Nittany Lions are 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS. Ohio State on the season is 6-1 SU and 4-3 ATS. At home, the Buckeyes are 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS.

Last season Penn State was able to upset Ohio State in its return to college football stardom. This season, Ohio State will be looking for revenge when the two powerhouses of the Big Ten meet on Saturday.

Penn State enters this game off a strong victory over Michigan 42-13 last week and can make their path to another conference championship clearer with a win on the road over Ohio State.

Ohio State has steamrolled its opponents since its loss the second week of the season to Oklahoma. The Buckeyes have won five consecutive games by a winning margin on average of 42 points. Last week the Buckeyes had a bye week and should be well rested for their game against Penn State.

The Buckeyes have amassed 500 yards or more on offense in each of the five wins, and are tied for the lead in the nation in scoring at 47.3 points per game.

Penn State is led on offense by quarterback Trace McSorely and Heisman Trophy favorite running back Saquon Barkley.

Penn State’s defense against the score is No. 1 in the country allowing 9.6 points per game.

Ohio State’s offense is led by senior quarterback J.T. Barrett who has thrown for 1,838 yards and 18 touchdowns with no interceptions his last five games. J.K. Dobbins is the Buckeyes leading rusher with 775 yards.

Ohio State has won 11 of the past 15 games head to head with Penn State.

Penn State is 11-1-1 ATS in its last 13 Big Ten conference games.

Ohio State is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 Big Ten conference games.

Prediction: Ohio State is playing very good football as is Penn State, but the Buckeyes will come out on top here. Lean toward the Buckeyes winning and covering.

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