No. 20 Penn State (5-2) suffered its second loss last week against Illinois after nine overtimes. No. 5 Ohio State (6-1) will host the Nittany Lions on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes are still a perfect 4-0 in Big Ten play, but the visiting team nearly took down No. 9 Iowa on the road earlier this year and could ruin their conference winning streak.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Ohio State is favored by 19.5 points in the latest Penn State vs. Ohio State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 60.5.
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The model knows Penn State's run defense is sturdy. Only nine FBS teams have given up fewer rushing touchdowns (5) than the Nittany Lions this year. Their front line will have to be in top form to slow down the Buckeyes. The model also knows Ohio State's ground game is prolific. Buckeyes running back TreVeyon Henderson ranks third in the country with 11 rushing scores and has tallied nearly 700 yards while averaging almost nine yards per carry. The true freshman makes home-run plays consistently and has reached the end zone every game this season.
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