Ohio State vs. Penn State 2022 College Football Week 9 Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

9-ranked UCLA hopes to continue their undefeated season on Saturday when the Bruins travel to Eugene, Oregon to take on the 10-ranked Ducks. Oregon, the -6.5 chalk, has climbed their way back into the top ten by winning 5 straight. Will Oregon blink? Or will UCLA continue their impressive program resurgence?

Before everything else, NitroBetting arms you with everything you need to kick things off on a positive note. Below, we provide event details, team and player statistics, and the latest NCAAF odds. More than that, we go the extra mile and share timely betting trends and predictions that help you secure the best picks. Check out for more sports betting odds and lines, exclusively at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.

Ohio State vs. Penn State Game Information

  • When: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 12:00 PM ET
  • Where: Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: The Fan 97.1 FM (Ohio State) // CBS Sport Radio 96.5 FM (Penn State)
  • Live Stream: ESPN+
  • College Footall Odds: Ohio State (-15) // Penn State (+15)

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Why Bet on the Ohio State Buckeyes?

Quarterback C.J. Stroud didn’t play great in the tough first game victory over Notre Dame. But ever since struggling versus the Fighting Irish, Stroud has dominated defenses.

The favorite to win the Heisman, C.J. has thrown for 2,023 yards and 28 touchdowns while completing 70% of his passes. Stroud has thrown just 4 interceptions. Stroud’s brilliance is the reason Ohio State has scored 45 or more points in their last 6 games. It’s also the reason the Buckeyes average close to 50 points per contest.

Heading into this season, many college football handicappers wondered if the Ohio State offense would catch up with the defense. Question answered. The Buckeyes allow 14.9 points per game, ranking fifth in the nation. Opposing offenses amass 239.9 yards per on average, which ranks second in the country.

Why Bet on the Penn State Nitanny Lions?

Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford isn’t having a great season, Clifford is completing less than 62% of his passes, but he’s done enough for the Lions to average over 33 points per game.

The Nittany Lions offense revolves around a strong rushing attack led by Nicholas Singleton. Penn State’s RB1 averages 6.8 yards per carry. Singleton has rushed for 552 yards and 7 touchdowns.

The Penn State defense allowed Michigan to score 41. Outside of that performance, the Lions D has played great. Opponents average 373.6 yards per game. Penn State gives up 18.9 points per and has 7 takeaways. If we throw out the Michigan game, the Nittany Lions allow 15 points each contest.

Ohio State vs. Penn State Betting Trends

  • Buckeyes are 4-0-1 in their last 5 games.
  • Ohio State 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games in October.
  • Over is 5-0 in Ohio State’s last 8 games.
  • Nittany Lions are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
  • Penn State is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games versus a team with a winning road record.
  • Under is 6-2 in Penn State’s last 8 games at home.

Ohio State vs. Penn State Expert Betting Predictions

On paper, Ohio State dominates this game. But teams battle on the gridiron, not on paper, which is why Penn State is the pick to cover the spread. This happens in the Nittany Lions’ stadium. Not only that, but the Buckeyes have yet to play a team on Penn State’s level. In fact, the best team Ohio State has played up to this Saturday’s opponent was Notre Dame in week 1.

Penn State’s defense should keep Ohio State from scoring 45 or more. The Nittany Lions’ offense will move the football versus the Buckeyes’ D. Also, PSU is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 head-to-head contests. Penn State doesn’t win outright, but they keep the game closer than the spread.

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