Ohio State vs. Penn State Odds & Picks: Sharps Betting Saturday’s College Football Spread (Oct. 31)
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Ohio State vs. Penn State Odds
|Ohio State Odds||-10.5|
|Penn State Odds||+10.5|
|PRO Projection||OSU -9 | 63|
|Time||7:30 p.m. ET|
A double-digit spread doesn’t exactly scream excitement, but when that spread comes between two ranked teams named Ohio State and Penn State, that’s a different story.
Despite the edge given to the Buckeyes in the betting market, this is still without a doubt going to be the most heavily-bet game on Saturday’s slate. And most of those betting are laying the points with No. 3 Ohio State.
But what about sharps? And what about our experts?
Well, thanks to our new PRO Report feature, both of those answers are brought to light. Let’s take a look.
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Ohio State vs. Penn State PRO Report Pick
Both the pros and are experts are in agreement: the dog is the play this evening.
Since sharp action generally results in a line change, you can often guess the sharp side of a game simply by comparing opening lines to current numbers. But that’s not always the case.
The earliest openers for this game were inside the key number of 10, listing Ohio State at just -9.5. That number was quickly bet up to around -13, and since then, it’s been a steady drop throughout the week.
And while a line fall from -13 to -10.5 is significant in itself, it’s far more significant when it comes on a team getting 63% of the bets, because it almost surely means the more respected bettors are among the 37%.
Confirming that to be the case, Sports Insights Bet Signals have recorded 11 (!) separate instances of specific market activity caused by sharp action, which has driven this line back against the popular side.
Sharp Action edge: Penn State
Our experts agree with the sharps here.
As of Saturday morning, two of our top college football experts have taken the points with the Nittany Lions. You can follow all our experts’ picks and get notified immediately when they make them by downloading the Action App.
Top Experts edge: Penn State