A battle between two undefeated Big Ten teams are about to go down this coming Saturday at the University Park, with the Ohio State Buckeyes meeting the Penn State Nittany Lions head on. Will Urban Meyer collect his second win in a row since coming back from a suspension? Or will the Nittany Lions take solo leadership of the top spot in the conference by beating the visitors?
Betting Preview for the Ohio State Buckeyes vs Penn State Nittany Lions Week 5 College Football Game on Sep 29 2018
Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park
When: Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:30 PM ET
Line: Ohio State Buckeyes (-4.5) vs Penn State Nittany Lions (+4.5) – view all 2018 NCAAF lines
TV Broadcast: ABC
Betting on the Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0 Overall / 1-0 Conference)
Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins was near flawless in Week 5 of the college football season, as he threw for 304 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions, while completing 21 of 24 passes in a 49-6 total annihilation of the Tulane Green Wave at home. Haskins and the Buckeyes have been picking on football minnows so far on the season, but their offense has been undeniably robust. They have averaged 54.5 points in their last four games. Ohio State’s first real test comes this coming Saturday, though, against the ranked Nittany Lions, who’ll brandish an elite defense that could stifle the Buckeyes’ ability to move the chains almost at will. But perhaps it’s also the Buckeyes’ defense that will be the key for Ohio State, as it’s about to face Penn State’s offense that been just as unstoppable as Urban Meyer’s squad on the attack.
The over is 5-0 in Ohio State’s last five road games.
Betting on the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-0 Overall / 1-0 Conference)
After a scary start to their season in which they were nearly toppled by 24-point underdog Appalachian State early this month, the Nittany Lions have seemingly found their groove and has since destroyed teams that stood in their way. In their latest display of power, the Nittany Lions thrashed Illinois in a 63-24 road win last Saturday for their fourth-straight win to open the season. And as usual, it’s their backfield that did the heavy lifting. Against the Fighting Illini, running back Miles Sanders rushed for an astounding 200 yards with three touchdowns. That’s more yards than what quarterback Trace McSorley had in passing yards (160). All told, Penn State had 387 rushing yards in the game, with McSorely adding 92 on 15 carries. The Nittany Lions are going to ride the hot hand of Sanders and their backfield, which entered the Illinois game ranked 12th in the nation with 274.8 rushing yards per game.
Penn State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games as the home team.
Penn State upsets Ohio State, 31-27.
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