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Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Ohio State Buckeyes ATS Pick

Time: 7:00 PM EST Wednesday January 29, 2014, BTN

Location: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

The 24th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes host the Penn State Nittany Lions in a Big 10 conference match up.

In their last games: Penn State beat Nebraska 58-54 and Ohio State beat Illinois 62-55.

Penn State snapped their 6-game losing streak with their win over Nebraska. They did not shoot the ball well, but held Nebraska to 35.98% shooting and also forced 14 turnovers.

Ohio State snapped their 4-game losing streak in the Illinois win and they won much like Penn State holding Illinois to 41.2% shooting and forced 15 turnovers.

These two teams met last season at Ohio State with the Buckeyes easily winning 65-51.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

Penn State has lost their only game this season facing a ranked team.

OSU is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against Penn State.

The road team is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 games between these 2 teams.

Betting Odds
Point Spread: Ohio State -13
Over/Under Total: 131
Moneyline: Nittany Lions +700 / Buckeyes -1100

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Penn State Nittany Lions: 10-10 SU 8-8-1 ATS
Ohio State Buckeyes: 16-4 SU 9-10 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• PSU is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
• PSU is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
• PSU has an Under record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
• OSU is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
• OSU is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
• OSU has an Under record of 5-1 in last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Penn State Nittany Lions: 77.41
Ohio State Buckeyes: 88.28

Key Player Injuries

[F] 01/28/2014 – Ross Travis Probable Wednesday vs. Ohio State (Illness)

No injuries to report at this time.

Point Spread Pick

Not too often would we be entertaining a play on a team who is 1-6 in their 7 games. However, the Nittany Lions are only 1-6 since they started Big Ten play but they did get the win in their latest and 3 of their last 4 losses have been by 3 or fewer points. The Buckeyes have been better in conference action with 3 wins in 7 games, but are a very unimpressive 1-4 in their last 5. We feel that Penn State can stay with Ohio State in this game making the home squad way over valued here. Take the Penn State Nittany Lions +13
Bet this game at and Lay -105 instead of -110 on this game!

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