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Ohio State-Penn State Betting Pick, Odds
- Odds: Ohio State -3.5
- Over/Under: 69
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday
- TV Channel: ABC
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A Whiteout in Happy Valley on Saturday night. There’s not much like it.
Ohio State has dominated this series of late, although it needed a crazy comeback to beat PSU last year and double overtime in 2014 before it won the national title. If not for a late blocked punt in 2016, the Buckeyes would have a six-game winning streak in this series and five in a row in Happy Valley.
The last two meetings have been decided by four total points, but the 12 previous were all decided by six points or more.
Market Moves for Ohio State-Penn State
This line opened at Ohio State -3 at Wynn, which lasted only two minutes before being pushed up. It opened offshore at -4.
Soon after its offshore opening, however, sharp bettors hit the Nittany Lions to bring this line down to 3.5 and 3 — where it’s remained since. Penn State is drawing only 38% of bets and 42% of dollars.
The over has been the more popular bet on the total, attracting 60% of bets and 75% of dollars. As a result, the number has moved from 65 all the way to 72 before dropping back to 69.5.