Ohio State vs. Penn State Odds: Tracking Spread, Over/Under Line Movement Until Kickoff

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Ohio State vs. Penn State Odds

  • Odds: Ohio State -19
  • Total: 58
  • Moneyline: OSU -1,000; PSU +680
  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • TV: FOX

Ohio State and Penn State will make some betting history on Saturday.

The pivotal Big Ten contest will be just the fifth top-10 matchup with a point spread of 17 or more. The favorites are 4-0 against the spread in those games.

Below we’re using our tools at Sports Insights to track the line movement in Ohio State vs. Penn State to see where the line is headed.

You can also use Action PRO to get access to our Line Predictor tool, which uses historical data and current public betting percentages to predict where each line will move next so you can make sure you’ll get the best numbers.

Tracking Odds Moves for Ohio State-Penn State

Ohio State-Penn State odds as of Saturday morning and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150). No strings attached. No rollover required.

7 a.m. ET: Overnight, Ohio State went to -19 and the total went up to 58. The moneylines have held steady, though.

As of 7 a.m. ET, 59% of the bets and 64% of the money are on the Buckeyes.

Line History

Using Sports Insights’ line history, we can track…

As you can see below, the total has seen some interesting movement. After opening 59.5 at PointsBet, it dropped all the way to 56.5 before some sharp money — tracked via SI Bet Signals — began pushing it back up.

Then, we tracked a steam move that got it to the current number of 57.5.

As for the spread, it opened at -11 in the summer and has slowly been moving up throughout the season in Game of the Year lines, when sportsbooks offer odds on games later in the season.

Ohio State’s Recent Betting Run

The Buckeyes have been on a betting tear this season, going 8-2 against the spread and 9-1 against the first half spread.

Surprisingly, it was Rutgers that delivered Ohio State its second ATS loss of the season in a 56-21 Buckeyes win. Those 21 points are tied with Florida Atlantic for the most Ohio State has given up all season.

Penn State’s Recent Betting Run

Penn State was an under team for a large stretch in the middle of the season, turning in dominant defensive performances against the likes of Purdue and Maryland. The Nittany Lions allowed 29 total points in a four-game under streak.

But since, the defense has been exposed, particularly in the secondary. They allowed 7.67 yards per play to Minnesota and 6.42 to Indiana, both easily season highs.

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