ABC will televise the important Big Ten match-up of Penn State vs #9 Ohio State with kickoff set for 3:30pm EST. Online sportsbooks have listed Ohio State as an 18-point favorite in college football odds for week 11 with an over/under of 49.5. Penn State is coming off a 35-21 home win over Northwestern as they rallied from a 21-0 deficit to give head coach Joe Paterno his 400th career win. The Nittany Lions are 6-3 straight up and 4-5 against the spread in college football predictions with 5 of their games going OVER the total.
Penn State has won and covered 3 consecutive games and is 3-2 in Big Ten Conference action. The Nits have struggled most of the season on offense ranking 83rd in scoring while their defense has been solid ranking 27th for points allowed. Matthew McGloin, who rallied PSU last week with 225-yards passing and 4 touchdowns, will get the start in this one. The Ohio State Buckeyes are back in the Big Ten and BCS championship race as they have won and covered in college football odds for their last 2 games that followed their only loss of the season at Wisconsin. Ohio State is coming off a bye that followed a 52-10 win at Minnesota. The Buckeyes rank 7th in college football predictions for scoring offense and 3rd for scoring defense.
Ohio State ranks in the top ten of all major defensive categories. Terrelle Pryor has been exceptional at quarterback with a 68% completion rate, 1,997-yards, and a 20/7 TD/INT ratio while also ranking 2nd on the team in rushing with 463 yards. Daniel Herron leads Ohio State with 634 yards rushing. The home team has paid out in 9 of the last 12 games in college football odds for this series and the Buckeyes have covered 6 of their last 7 home games against Penn State with the last 4 match-ups between the teams at "The Shoe" going under the total. Bet Ohio State -18 as favorites at home in college football predictions vs Penn State for week 11 with up to a 30% instant deposit bonus and play in the free weekly $15,000 handicapping contest!
College Football Week 11 Picks: Ohio State Buckeyes -18