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Ohio State At Penn State Against The Spread Betting Picks

Ohio State At Penn State Against The Spread Betting Picks

Can you remember the last time Penn State played at Beaver Stadium as a double-digit home underdog? Neither do I.

In fact, my redbulls & cheetos powered fact checker, aka Jenny the Intern, could not find a single game since the Big 10 era (1993) began in which PSU was a such a large double digit home underdog like they will be this Saturday night Vs. Ohio State. Click here for more college football betting spreads.

Matchup: No. 13 Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
Date: Saturday, Oct. 25
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Place: Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa.
TV: ABC
Radio: Ohio State Football Radio Network, Maryland Sports Radio Network
Betting Spread: Ohio State -14
Money Line: Ohio State -550/Penn State +425
Total: 46.5

Ohio State Stats Leaders

  • Passing: Barrett – 107-164, 1615 yds, 20 tds
  • Rushing: Elliott – 91 car, 531 yds, 4 tds
  • Receiving: Thomas – 21 rec, 377 yds, 5 tds

Penn State Stats Leaders

  • Passing: Hackenberg – 134-227, 1637 yds, 5 tds
  • Rushing: Belton – 63 car, 258 yds, 3 tds
  • Receiving: Hamilton – 43 rec, 560 yds, 1 td

Buckeyes Vs. Nittany Lions Against The Spread Betting Prediction

The Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) bring a four-game winning streak into Beaver Stadium Saturday for a key Big Ten matchup with the Nittany Lions (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten). Could Ohio State overlook Penn State this week and walk into an upset?

"I think if you play a really bad team, that happens," Buckeyes head-coach Urban Meyer said Monday. "Going on the road in front of 110,000 people, knowing we didn’t play great on Saturday, we expect to play great."

Meanwhile, Penn State is coming off of back-to-back losses to Northwestern and Michigan and are in desperate need of a big win. The Nittany Lions will also be well rested and prepared after their bye week but are noticeably hindered by the scholarship limitations handed down by their sanctions.

Defensively, the Nittany Lions have excelled in spite of having such a "James Blunt" offense. Penn State ranks sixth in points allowed per game as well as sixth in total yards allowed per game. Ohio State has been effective on defense this season, ranking 24th in points allowed and 15th in yards allowed per game this year.

Can Urban Meyer keep rolling after his first ever loss at Ohio State (week 2 this year), or will Penn State get a much needed W?

Against The Spread Betting Pick: Ohio State 31, Penn State 23

Texas Tech Vs. TCU Betting Trends & Prediction

Texas Tech Vs. TCU Betting Trends & Prediction

TCU (5-1, 2-1 Big 12) is looking to keep its hopes of winning the Big 12 alive this weekend when the No. 10 Horned Frogs host in-state rivals the Red Raiders of Texas Tech (3-4, 1-3 Big 12).

The Red Raiders kicked their four-game losing streak last week and hope to get back to .500 with a win here. They beat up the Kansas State Jayhawks last Saturday with a 34-21. Texas Tech is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall.

The Horned Frogs look to pick up their third conference win after bouncing back from its first loss of the season in picking up a 42-9 victory over the Oklahoma State Cowboys as 10.5-point home favorites in Week 8. TCU is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

Texas Tech is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 head-to-head meetings against TCU.

Matchup: Texas Tech Raiders Vs. No. 10 TCU
Date: Saturday, October 25th
Time: 3:30pm ET
Stadium: Amon G Carter Stadium
Location: 2850 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, US, 76129
Head-to-Head Series: Texas Tech leads, 30–23–3
TV Info: FOX
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
Betting Spread: TCU -22.5
Money Line: Texas Tech +1050/TCU -1600
Betting Total: 70.5

Texas Tech Stats Leaders

  • Passing: Webb – 196-315, 2239 yds, 22 tds
  • Rushing: Washington – 112 car, 622 yds, 1 td
  • Receiving: Grant – 50 rec, 629 yds, 5 tds

TCU Stats Leaders

  • Passing: Boykin – 146-247, 1873 yds, 14 tds
  • Rushing: Catalon – 69 car, 370 yds, 8 tds
  • Receiving: Doctson – 31 rec, 497 yds, 5 tds

Red Raiders Vs. Horned Frogs Betting Trends

Red Raiders head coach, and Ryan Gosling look-a-like, Kliff Kingsbury is one of the best young coaches in all of college football, but his Texas Tech Red Raiders have struggled mightily this season with a 3-4 record. Texas Tech can’t stop teams on the defensive side of the ball but they are 10th in the FBS with 330.4 passing yards per game.

"If that’s what we’re having success at, we’ll keep doing it," Kingsbury said. "At the end of the day, we’ve got to be able to throw it and win on the outside with our receivers and that is something that’s still coming along."

Davis Webb threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Red Raiders over Kansas this past week to break their four game losing streak.. DeAndre Washington had 164 rushing yards. Wide receivers Bradley Marquez and Jakeem Grant had over 70 receiving yards a piece. Freshman WR Ian Sadler had a standout game with four receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown.

Texas Tech enters this week averaging 30.9 points per game, which is seventh best in the Big 12. TCU has averaged 45.2 points per game, only trailing Baylor in that category (49.0 ppg). TCU leads the Big 12 in scoring defense with 20.7 ppg allowed, while Texas Tech is last in the 10-team Big 12 with an average of 36.9 ppg allowed.

This past weekend TCU, as 10.5-point home favorites, routed #15 Oklahoma State University 42-9. QB Trevone Boykin is completing 59.1 percent of his passes for 14 touchdowns and three interceptions on the season. Throw in his 346 rushing yards and three touchdowns , he is the key to this explosive TCU offense. The Horned Frogs are 11-4 SU when Boykin scores at least two touchdowns.

Wideout Josh Doctson was the recipient of 2 touchdowns vs OSU last week and leads TCU with 497 receiving yards on the season. Running back B.J. Catalon leads the Horned Frogs with 370 rushing yards and he’s scored at least one touchdown in every game this season.

Defensively, the TCU Horned Frogs are allowing 20.7 points, 359.5 yards, and they’ve forced 17 turnovers and 21 sacks. Paul Dawson leads TCU with 68 tackles and Davion Pierson has 3.5 sacks.

Texas Tech Vs. TCU Betting Prediction

Both teams can put up the yards and points. So I expected a high total, but 70.5 is very light since both teams score a combined average of more than 75 points per game. Bet the over and I expect the Red Raiders to cover.

Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans Betting Odds

Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans Betting Odds

It’s time for one of the most heated rivalries in the Big Ten as the Michigan Wolverines (3-4, 1-2 Big Ten) will head off to East Lansing to take on the 8th-ranked Michigan State Spartans (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten). Click here for more college football betting odds.

Matchup: Michigan Wolverines Vs. No. 8 Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, October 25th
Time: 3:30pm ET
Stadium: Spartan Stadium
Location: East Lansing, MI
Head-to-Head Series: Wolverines lead 35-24-2
TV Info: ABC
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
Radio: Michigan Sports Network, Sirius (113), XM (195)
Betting Spread: Spartans -17

Michigan Wolverines Stats Leaders

  • Passing: Gardner – 91-144, 1103 yds, 6 tds
  • Rushing: Green – 82 car, 471 yds, 3 tds
  • Receiving: Funchess – 36 rec, 461 yds, 4 tds

Michigan State Spartans Stats Leaders

  • Passing: Cook – 108-176, 1641 yds, 16 tds
  • Rushing: Langford – 125 car, 664 yds, 7 tds
  • Receiving: Lippett – 39 rec, 786 yds, 8 tds

Who Do the Betting Odds Favor? Michigan Wolverines or Michigan State Spartans?

For years, the story of Michigan vs. Michigan State rivalry rarely had any twists or turns. The Wolverines would win and move on to more important team for more important games, Ohio State for example. The desire to win was never a problem for the Spartans, but it rarely translated to play on the field. This weekend the Spartans are 17 point college football betting odds favorites and look every bit of it.

"We could be 0-5 going into the game, they could be No. 1 in the country and it’s going to be a tight game. You have that with rivalry games," said Michigan State’s Connor Cook, the Big Ten’s second highest-rated passer. "I don’t think we overlook them at all, and I don’t think they overlook us."

Both teams have alot riding on this college football week 9 betting matchup. Due to a scheduling quirk this state rivalry will take place dor the second consecutive season in East Lansing, and the timing couldn’t be worse for Brady Hoke who is fighting for his job after calls for his head.

The Spartans are fighting for national recognition and a spot in the coveted national championship playoffs and to do so they need to do more than just to win but to make a statement for the national polls by a strong showing against an in-state rival.

A victory for Michigan would give Hoke some much-needed breathing room to fight off fans, pundits and critics who are calling for his job, but a loss will surely seal his fate.

The last time these two teams met Spartans battered the Wolverines all day, controlling the game with defense en route to a 29-6 win in East Lansing.