Free Week 5 Prediction: Buckeyes vs. Nittany Lions Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(4-0) Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (4-0)
Date: Saturday, September 29th 2018
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Beaver Stadium, University Park, Pennsylvania
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio State -3.5
NCAA Betting Total: 70
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We have reached week five of the college football season which means a lot of conference matchups. In this game the Ohio State Buckeyes make the trip to Happy Valley to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Last year when these two teams faced off it was quite the battle with the Ohio State Buckeyes coming out ahead 39-38.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes look like a National Title contender and they come into this game having won each of the first four games.
The old saying goes good teams win but great teams cover. The Buckeyes have covered three of the four games and the one game they didn’t cover they missed by only one point.
The Buckeyes are led at quarterback by Dwayne Haskins who might be the best quarterback that Urban Meyer has had at Ohio State, at least in terms of passing the ball.
He has thrown for 1194 yards, 16 touchdowns and one interception. His numbers could be better if he actually had to play full games.
In this game it’s going to come down to how well Haskins plays. If he can play like he did the first four games the Buckeyes shouldn’t have an issue in this game.
Penn State Nittany Lions
On the other side of this matchup is the Penn State Nittany Lions who also come into this game with a perfect record and expectations are high for this season.
In their last game they took on the Fighting Illini and they let them keep it close through halftime. In the second half they dominated the game putting up 63 points on the way to an easy victory.
The Nittany Lions are led by Trace McSorely who has thrown for 764 yards, eight touchdowns and only two interceptions.
In this game it’s going to come down to the defense to start. They need to try and slow down the Buckeyes offense to start.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 9-3 in OSU last 12 conference games.
- Over is 7-3 in OSU last 10 games on grass.
- OSU are 37-16 ATS in their last 53 games on grass.
- PSU are 20-5-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall.
- PSU are 11-3-2 ATS in their last 16 home games.
- Over is 7-2 in PSU last 9 games as a home underdog.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
The Buckeyes are the more complete team and I think that will be the difference.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Ohio State -3.5
Their offense will find a way to slow down the Nittany Lions and that will lead to a vitory and the cover of the spread.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Ohio State 34 – Penn State 23
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