Ohio State at Penn State Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/23/2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Beaver Stadium in University Park
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The #13 Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1) will take their potent offense on the road to face the stingy defense of the Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2) on Saturday night. The Buckeyes dominated the Nittany Lions 63-14 last season.
Ohio State is now on a four-game winning streak after blowing out Rutgers 56-17 last weekend. They rushed for 324 yards in that win while their defense was able to force three turnovers.
The Buckeyes are 17th in the country in rushing with 259.8 rushing yards per game, and fourth in scoring with 46.5 points per game. Their best player has been quarterback J.T. Barrett, who has 1,615 passing yards with 20 touchdowns and just five picks, and he has also rushed for 383 yards with four more touchdowns.
After winning their first four games, Penn State has now lost two in a row after losing 18-13 to Michigan on the road two weeks ago. Their defense played well in that game, but their offense was only able to pick up 214 total yards.
The Nittany Lions haven't had a very good offense this year, but their defense has only given up 15.2 points per game. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg has 1,637 passing yards on the season with five touchdowns, but he has also been picked off seven times. Penn State's top wide receiver has been DaeSean Hamilton, who has 43 receptions for 560 yards and one score.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-1-0 Against the Spread
Ohio State Buckeyes are 5-1-0 against the Over/Under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
Penn State Nittany Lions are 3-3-0 Against the Spread
Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-4-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Ohio State Buckeyes
10/20/14 OL Jacoby Boren Ankle probable Saturday vs. Penn State
09/25/14 WR Johnnie Dixon Knee out for season
09/13/14 DE Noah Spence Suspension out indefinitely
08/28/14 DB Marshon Lattimore Hamstring out for season
08/19/14 QB Braxton Miller Shoulder out for season
08/16/14 DL Dylan Thompson Knee out for season
08/14/14 WR Frank Epitropoulos Personal has left team
08/14/14 LB Kyle Berger ACL out for season
Penn State Nittany Lions
08/11/14 RE Adam Breneman Knee out indefinitely
08/02/14 LB Ben Kline Achilles out indefinitely
08/02/14 C Miles Dieffenbach Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Ohio State
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