Free Week 8 Prediction: Buckeyes vs Nittany Lions Odds
Looking for Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions free picks? Week 8 College football betting sees the Buckeyes taking on the Nittany Lions Saturday October 22nd at Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(6-0) #2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (4-2)
Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio State -19.5
NCAA Betting Total: 58
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The lights will be shining on Happy Valley as the Penn State Nittany Lions welcome in the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday night.
The #2 Buckeyes escaped on the road last week in Madison and will be once again tested against the 4-2 Nittany Lions.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State’s offense continues to stay in rhythm, as they put up another 30 spot in the 30-23 win against the Badgers last week.
The Buckeyes have now scored 30 plus points in all 6 games this season and the win over the Badgers gave Ohio State their 20th straight win on the road.
QB JT Barrett continues to be the anchor to this team as he continues to make his Heisman case.
Barrett finished with a pair of rushing touchdowns and ended up throwing the game winning one in overtime as he has Ohio State averaging 49 points per game.
Another impressive streak for the Buckeyes as come from night games. They have now won 13 straight night games and will look to make it 14 here.
As for their impressive run against the Nittany Lions, the Buckeyes have gone 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS against the Nittany Lions in their last 10.
Penn State Nittany Lions
Penn State has strung together back to back victories as they look to pull off the huge home upset and make it 3 straight here.
The good news for the Nittany Lions lies with their bye week last week. They not only had a chance to catch their breath, but also got the extra week to prepare for JT Barrett and this high speed Buckeyes offense.
Penn State will lean heavily on Saquon Barkley, who turned in a career high 202 yard performance against Maryland prior to the bye week.
The Nittany Lions RB has tallied 8 touchdowns this season and will be asked to do a lot here to control the tempo for Penn State.
Home field as also been a very huge ordeal for Penn State. The Nittany Lions have won 10 of their last 11 at home and this season they’ve gone 4-0 while averaging 33.5 points per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Buckeyes are 37-14 ATS in their last 51 games on grass.
- Buckeyes are 36-14-1 ATS in their last 51 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Buckeyes are 41-17-1 ATS in their last 59 road games.
- Nittany Lions are 8-17-2 ATS in their last 27 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Nittany Lions are 2-5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Nittany Lions are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Prediction
Penn State will have the homefield advantage aspect here, as their crowd in Happy Valley will be rocking with this being a night game.
Penn State has to get out to a fast start and keep this crowd into it.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Penn State +19.5
Look for Penn State to at least keep this one close, as they should be able to cover the high number.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Ohio State 37- Penn State 27
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