Ohio State Opens As a 4.5-Point Favorite Over Penn State, Line Quickly Drops to -3.5

By Chris Lauderback on September 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm
Penn State's Beaver Stadium
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In a battle of unbeaten squads, No. 4 Ohio State opened as a 4.5 point favorite over No. 9 Penn State, but the spread dropped to -3.5 shortly thereafter, according to VegasInsider.com

The game features two of the nation's best offenses from a statistical perspective, as Penn State leads the country scoring 55.5 points per game while Ohio State ranks No. 2 at 54.5 points per contest. 

The Buckeyes have won five of the last six matchups between the schools, including a 39-38 thriller last season in Columbus. 

Ohio State leads the all-time series 18-14. 

The 7:30 p.m. kickoff in Beaver Stadium will be televised on ABC. 

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