Free Week 7 Prediction: Nittany Lions vs Buckeyes Odds
Week 7 College football betting sees the Penn State Nittany Lions taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday October 17th at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Penn State Nittany Lions (5-1) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0)
Date: Saturday, October 17th
Venue: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio State -17
NCAA Betting Total:46.5
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The #1 team in the nation hasn’t showed too much that separates themselves from the rest, but they continue to find ways to win, which is all that matters.
They’ll welcome in a primetime audience as they take on Penn State at 8:00 PM EST Saturday night.
Ohio State struggled for about 2.5 quarters before finally pulling away from Maryland last time out.
The Nittany Lions won their 5th in a row after knocking off Indiana last week.
The Nittany Lions faithful were calling for a complete remake of the team after the team’s opening week loss to Temple. While some called that their worst loss in program history, they have rebounded quite nicely to quite the doubters.
Penn State has reeled off 5 straight wins and their most recent win against the Indiana Hoosiers was arguably their most impressive one of the season.
QB Christian Hackenberg still hasn’t played to his potential, but he’s at least showed some major improvements. Hackenberg went for his third straight game without throwing an interception as he finished 21 of 39 for 262 yards with 4 total touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing).
Penn State ranks 11th in the Big 10 in scoring with just 25.2 points per game and 13th in total offense with 344 yards per game.
The #1 team in the nation realistically controls their own destiny, but have shown some signs of struggles and exposure throughout their first 6 games.
Ohio State fell behind early against Maryland and was at one point tied 21-21, before eventually pulling away late to make their win look a little better.
The Buckeyes have now won 26 in a row in conference play, but showed many different looks this past week. Urban Meyer went with the 3 QB system in various situations.
Cardale Jones was still the main starter going 21 for 28 for 291 yards and a pair of touchdowns. JT Barrett got the red zone looks as he finished with 12 rushes for 62 yards and had three rushing touchdowns. Even Braxton Miller got some snaps out of the Wildcat formation.
RB Ezekiel Elliot also continues to shine as he’s rushed for 5 touchdowns over his last 2 games.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Nittany Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Nittany Lions are 9-19-2 ATS in their last 30 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Nittany Lions are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Buckeyes are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Prediction
Under the lights, the Shoe will be rocking for the Buckeyes. Ohio State has not covered covered in 5 straight games and is just 1-5 ATS this year. Penn State has improved and while they won’t beat Ohio State in this one, taking the points is the safest way to go.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Penn State ATS
The Buckeyes use their 3 QB system once again and hold off Penn State in a close one.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Ohio State 34-Penn State 27
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