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Ohio St. Buckeyes vs Penn St. Nittany Lions

Game Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013 | Game Time: 12:00 PM | Home Line: 14.0 | Total:

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Ohio St. Buckeyes v Penn St. Nittany Lions Series Betting Trends

The Ohio St. Buckeyes travel to Penn St. to play the Nittany Lions at 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Penn St. is the underdog in this matchup, getting 14.0 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under .

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NCAAB sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Buckeyes/Nittany Lions Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
February 27, 2014 Ohio St. 63Penn St.655.5130.0
January 29, 2014 Penn St. 71Ohio St.70-13.0
January 26, 2013 Ohio St. 65Penn St.5114.0
January 25, 2012 Penn St. 54Ohio St.78-23.5128.5
March 13, 2011 Penn St. 60Ohio St.71-10.5127.0
March 1, 2011 Ohio St. 82Penn St.616.0129.0
January 15, 2011 Penn St. 66Ohio St.69-19.5126.5
January 15, 2011 Penn St. 66Ohio St.69
February 24, 2010 Ohio St. 75Penn St.677.5128.0
February 3, 2010 Penn St. 62Ohio St.75-14.5130.0

When looking at the last 25 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 15 games compared to 10 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Ohio St./Penn St. series is 69.1 ppg while the vistor has put up 66 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 3.1 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 25 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 3.1 ppg. That represents a value number of 17.1 when meassured against the offered line of 14.0, suggesting a wager on Penn St. makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 25 games between the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions is 135.1 per game.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Ohio St. as the road team and with Penn St. as the home team.

Recent Results when Ohio St. visits Penn St.

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
February 27, 2014 Ohio St. 63Penn St.655.5130.0
January 26, 2013 Ohio St. 65Penn St.5114.0
March 1, 2011 Ohio St. 82Penn St.616.0129.0
February 24, 2010 Ohio St. 75Penn St.677.5128.0
January 29, 2008 Ohio St. 68Penn St.56
February 14, 2007 Ohio St. 64Penn St.62
January 21, 2006 Ohio St. 75Penn St.64

When looking at the last 11 games in this series while Penn St. has been the home team, we can see the Nittany Lions have won 2 games compared to 9 wins for the Buckeyes. Average points scored per game by Penn St. in this situation is is 63.6 ppg while Ohio St. has put up 70.4 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 6.8 favoring the Nittany Lions.

Unlike most series', this one has leaned towards the road team. Specifically, the road team in this series has enjoyed an average advantage of 6.8 ppg. That represents a value number of 20.8 when meassured against the offered line of 14.0, suggesting a wager on the Nittany Lions makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks betting against the number looking at the series situation in the vacuum of this trend.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 11 games between the Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions is 134 per game.

Can the Ohio St. Buckeyes Cover the Spread?

This season the Ohio St. Buckeyes have played 9 games, averaging 83.3 points per game, while allowing 57.1 points per game. This has led to a season record of 8-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Ohio St. Buckeyes results.

Recent Ohio St. Buckeyes Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 17, 2014 No. Carolina A&T 55Ohio St.97-32.5
December 13, 2014 Morehead St. 71Ohio St.87-18.5133.0
December 10, 2014 High Point 43Ohio St.97-20.0131.0
December 6, 2014 Colgate 50Ohio St.70-23.5134.0
December 2, 2014 Ohio St. 55Louisville64-9.0136.5
November 28, 2014 James Madison 56Ohio St.73-23.0143.0
November 26, 2014 Campbell 64Ohio St.91-30.0

This season the Ohio St. Buckeyes have played 1 games on the road, averaging 55.0 points per game, while allowing 64.0 points per game. This has led to a season record of 0-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Ohio St. Buckeyes results on the road.

Recent Ohio St. Buckeyes Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 2, 2014 Ohio St. 55Louisville64-9.0136.5
March 15, 2014 Ohio St. 69Michigan72-1.5130.5
March 14, 2014 Ohio St. 71Nebraska675.5124.0
March 2, 2014 Ohio St. 64Indiana722.5128.0
February 27, 2014 Ohio St. 63Penn St.655.5130.0

Can the Penn St. Nittany Lions Cover the Spread?

This season the Penn St. Nittany Lions have played 9 games, averaging 71.7 points per game, while allowing 67.1 points per game. This has led to a season record of 8-1. Let's have a closer look at recent Penn St. Nittany Lions results.

Recent Penn St. Nittany Lions Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 14, 2014 G. Washington 51Penn St.641.0
December 10, 2014 Duquesne 62Penn St.64-8.0152.0
December 6, 2014 Penn St. 73Marshall696.5142.5
December 3, 2014 Virginia Tech 58Penn St.61-8.5138.0
November 25, 2014 Akron 72Penn St.78-6.5
November 23, 2014 USC 61Penn St.63-6.5
November 21, 2014 Cornell 71Penn St.72
November 20, 2014 Penn St. 97Charlotte1063.0
November 16, 2014 Fordham 54Penn St.73-12.5146.5
March 24, 2014 Penn St. 52Siena544.0

This season the Penn St. Nittany Lions have played 7 games here at home, averaging 67.9 points per game, while allowing 61.3 points per game. This has led to a season record of 7-0. Let's have a closer look at recent Penn St. Nittany Lions results when playing at home.

Recent Penn St. Nittany Lions Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
December 14, 2014 G. Washington 51Penn St.641.0
December 10, 2014 Duquesne 62Penn St.64-8.0152.0
December 3, 2014 Virginia Tech 58Penn St.61-8.5138.0
November 25, 2014 Akron 72Penn St.78-6.5
November 23, 2014 USC 61Penn St.63-6.5
November 21, 2014 Cornell 71Penn St.72
November 16, 2014 Fordham 54Penn St.73-12.5146.5
March 19, 2014 Hampton 65Penn St.69-11.5
March 2, 2014 Wisconsin 71Penn St.666.0
February 27, 2014 Ohio St. 63Penn St.655.5130.0

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