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Bettors backing Penn State in Big Ten showdown

October 21, 2008

NCAA Football Bettors like the No. 3 Penn State Nittany Lions to remain undefeated when they visit the No. 9 Ohio State Buckeyes in a battle of Big Ten Conference rivals Saturday night (8 pm ET, ABC).

Undefeated Penn State is a 2½-point favorite at Sportsbooks, and Public Betting information indicates 64 per cent of bettors are backing Penn State.

The Buckeyes have the edge head-to-head, as they have gone 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS over the past 10 meetings. The teams last squared off on Oct. 27 last season, when Ohio State blew away Penn State 37-17 as 3-point favorites. The score went well over the over/under total of 40.

Both teams have been red-hot, with Penn State winning eight straight to remain unbeaten and Ohio State winning the past five straight.

In their last action, the Nittany Lions (8-0 SU, 5-1-1 ATS, 4-0 Big Ten) beat the Michigan Wolverines 46-17 on Saturday. Penn State failed to cover the 2-point spread and the score went over the total of 48.

The Buckeyes (7-1 SU, 2-5 ATS, 4-0 Big Ten) bombed the Michigan State Spartans 45-7. The Buckeyes covered the 3-point spread while the score went over the total of 42.5.

WR Brett Brackett (head), RB Brent Carter (knee) and T Ako Poti (knee) are listed as questionable for Penn State. DE Lawrence Wilson (knee), RB Daniel Herron (concussion), and WR Dane Sanzenbache (concussion) are also questionable for Ohio State.

Penn State is 0-5 SU and ATS in the past five meetings at Ohio State. Penn State is 1-5 SU in the past six meetings and 4-9 ATS in its past 13 meetings. The total has gone under in four of the past six meetings.