After their first game, the Ohio State offense is averaging 52.0 points per game and 491.0 yards per game, 276.0 through the air and 215.0 on the ground. Defensively, the Buckeyes are allowing 17.0 points and 370.0 yards, 160.0 passing and 210.0 rushing.
The Penn State offense is averaging 35.0 points per game and 488.0 yards per game, 238.0 through the air and 250.0 on the ground. Defensively, the Nittany Lions defense is allowing 36.0 points and 211.0 yards, 170.0 passing and 41.0 rushing.
Below is my pick for the #3 Ohio State Buckeyes at #18 Penn State Nittany Lions. All odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook.
#3 Ohio State Buckeyes (-12.5) at #18 Penn State Nittany Lions: O/U 62.5 (-113/108)
In their opening game, Ohio State hosted the Nebraska Cornhuskers and cruised to a 52-17 victory. This game was back and forth for the first quarter and a half, but Ohio State scored 10 points in the final 3:12 of the second quarter to take a 24-14 lead into the half. Ohio State hit the gas pedal in the second half as they outscored the Cornhuskers 28-3 and were able to put the backups in to end the game. Quarterback Justin Fields was nearly perfect as he went 20/21 for 276 yards, two touchdowns, and added an additional 54 yards and one touchdown on 15 rushes. Wide receiver Garrett Wilson went off for 129 yards and one touchdown on seven receptions.
The Penn State Nittany Lions visited the Indiana Hoosiers in their season opener and suffered a heartbreaking 36-35 loss in overtime. Penn State shot itself in the foot for this entire game and that included the last few minutes of regulation. The Nittany Lions led 21-20 with under two minutes left when they got the ball back in their own territory and the Hoosiers PSU score a touchdown to make it a 28-20 game. If the Penn State running back kneeled before the endzone they would have one, but instead Indiana marched down the field to tie the game up and head to OT. In overtime, Penn State scored first and then Indiana won by scoring and converting, controversially, a two-point conversion. The Penn State offense marched up and down the field on Indiana, but three turnovers cost the Nittany Lions this game.
Series History: Ohio State has won the last three meetings and now leads the all-time series 20-14.
CFB Predictions: This is the toughest line of the day but I am going to back Ohio State -12.5 on the road.
2020 CFB Picks Results: 21-14