Penn State vs. Ohio State Betting Odds: After Historic OT Loss, Penn State Big Underdogs Against Buckeyes

Written By Katie Kohler on October 24, 2021 - Last Updated on October 30, 2021
Penn State vs. Ohio State betting odds

Penn State (-24) were huge favorites against Illinois but lost in historic fashion in 9 overtimes, 20-18. Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford returned after suffering an undisclosed injury against Iowa, but the offense struggled. The epic extra time game was the first 9 OT game in FBS history. The loss dashed any hope the Nittany Lions have of making the College Football Playoffs and sent their odds to win the National Championship from +7500 to +20000.

Penn State (5-2) fell from No. 7 to No. 20 in the AP Top 25 College Football Poll. The Nittany Lions face No. 5 Ohio State (6-1) on Nov. 6. Sports betting apps opened with Penn State as 17-point underdogs.

Penn State vs. Ohio State betting lines, odds and preview

Penn State vs. Ohio State betting info from DraftKings

  • Penn State is 4-2-1 ATS; Ohio State 4-2-1 ATS
  • Penn State O/U record 2-5; Ohio State O/U 5-2
  • Penn State avg. points for 26.9; Ohio State avg. points for 49.3
  • Penn State avg. points against 14.7; Ohio State avg. points against 18.6

However, player props are not offered at PA sportsbooks. You won’t see markets such as individual player props for over/under passing yards for quarterbacks.

Penn State vs. Ohio State betting splits

Betting splits for Penn State vs. Ohio State as of Oct. 30

From DraftKings

  • 59% of the money is on Ohio State (-19.5)
  • 68% of the money is on the OVER (61)
  • 83% of the money is on Ohio State ML (-1125)

From FanDuel

  • 68% of the money is on Ohio State (-19.5)
  • 70% of the money is on Ohio State ML

Caesars sportsbook reports that 71% of the money is on Ohio State (-19.5). The Buckeyes have won outright in the last four games against the Nittany Lions. However, they failed to cover in three of them. Penn State has lost its last ten road games vs. Top Ten teams, while going 2-8 ATS. FYI…the two covers came against Ohio State in 2017 and 2019.

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Penn State 2021 odds tracker

Penn State over/under win total prior to the start of the season OVER 8.5 (-125)/UNDER 8.5 (+105)

Odds via DraftKings

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National Championsip+6000+5000+5000+3000+3000+2500+7500+20000+50,000
Big Ten Title+900+600+650+500+600+500+1400+50,000
Big Ten East Division +600+500+400
To make playoffsNo (-4000)
Yes (+1300)
No (-1400)
Yes (+700)
No (-3500)
Yes (+1400)
Sean Clifford Heisman+7500+7500+7500+5000+4000+4000+20000

Complete College Football Odds at PA Sportsbooks

Lead photo by Barry Reeger/AP

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