Ohio State Opens As 7-point Favorite Vs. Penn State

By David Wertheim on October 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm
JT Barrett chased by Penn State defender

Despite Penn State's lofty No. 2 ranking, the oddsshark.com opening line has Ohio State as a seven-point favorite for this weekend's contest in Columbus.

ESPN College Gameday will be on site for the game, as both the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions will clash in a top-ten matchup. It appears that both teams will keep their current rankings, with Penn State being No. 2 and the Buckeyes coming in at No. 6. 

Recent history does not exactly bode well for the Buckeyes, however. Penn State is 14-1-1 in it's last 16 games against the spread, while the Buckeyes are just 1-4 in their last five home games against the spread. One good note, however, is that Ohio State is 9-2 in their last 11 games at home against Penn State versus the spread. 

After losing last year in Happy Valley, Ohio State looks to defend their home turf this Saturday at 3:30 on FOX.

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