Oct 24, 2020; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields (1) and teammates celebrate the 52-17 win following the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Penn State: opening odds report

There’s only one ranked matchup on the college football schedule in Week 9, as the No.3 Ohio State Buckeyes visit the No. 18 Penn State Nittany Lions as double-digit road favorites.

This matchup is one of 21 road favorites on the opening lines, as the Buckeyes opened as a 12.5-point favorite. Ohio State got their season started last week by rolling over Nebraska 52-27 as a 27.5-point favorite. Penn State probably would like to forget last week’s season-opener, as they were upset by Indiana 36-35 as a 6.5-point road favorite.

[ See current college football betting lines & matchup reports on every game here ]

Opening line courtesy of BetRivers and SugarHouse sportsbooks.

Other huge point spreads

In addition to the Ohio State Penn State opening odds, where the spread is huge, there are three games with 30-plus point spread this week. Predictably, the largest spread found in the Mississippi Rebels and Alabama Crimson Tide matchup.

Alabama opened as a 32-point home favorite against Mississippi. When favored by 30 points or more Alabama is 30-0 straight up in their last 30 games, but only 11-19 against the spread.

Also favored by 30-plus points this week are the Clemson Tigers and the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

The Tigers, who are still the top-ranked team in the nation, are 31.5-point home favorites versus the Boston College Eagles. Clemson was a 47-point favorite last week, but failed to cover in a 47-21 win over Syracuse.

Appalachian State is a 31.5-point road favorite against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks. Appalachian State is 9-1 in their last 10 games, but only 5-5 ATS. When favored by 30 points or more they’re 7-0 SU and 4-3 ATS in their last seven.

A few other large road favorites on the opening odds this week include the Marshall Thundering Herd, the Iowa State Cyclones and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Marshall opened as a 22.5-point road favorite in the Friday night matchup against Florida International. When favored by 20-plus points Marshall has won seven straight with a 2-5 record ATS. They’re also 3-4 ATS in their last seven as a road favorite.

Iowa State opened as a 28.5-point road favorite against Kansas. Betting on Kansas has been basically throwing your money away as they’ve dropped nine straight with a 1-7-1 ATS record. Against Kansas the Cyclones are 9-1 SU and 6-4 ATS in their last 10.

The Fighting Irish opened as a 20-point road favorite against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. As a road favorite Notre Dame is 10-2 SU and 7-4-1 ATS in their last 12 games. Georgia Tech is 2-7 ATS in their last nine as a home underdog.

Upcoming Games

Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Massachusetts +35.5 -107

Florida State -35.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Arkansas-Pine Bluff +51.5 -110

Arkansas -51.5 -110

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Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Eastern Michigan -3 -110

Bowling Green +3 -110

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Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

NIU +4 -107

Central Michigan -4 -107

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Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Kansas State -2.5 -107

Texas Tech +2.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Oklahoma (3) -37 -110

Kansas +37 -110

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Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Cincinnati (2) -26.5 -107

Navy +26.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Northwestern +21.5 -107

Michigan (6) -21.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Illinois +23.5 -107

Penn State (7) -23.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 12:00 PM

Wake Forest (16) -4 -110

Army +4 -110

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Oct 23rd, 12:30 PM

Syracuse +4 -110

Virginia Tech -4 -110

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Oct 23rd, 1:00 PM

Kent State -6 -107

Ohio +6 -107

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Oct 23rd, 2:00 PM

Texas State +10.5 -107

Georgia State -10.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 3:00 PM

Wisconsin -2.5 -110

Purdue (25) +2.5 -110

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Oklahoma State (8) +6 -107

Iowa State -6 -107

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

LSU +10.5 -110

Ole Miss (12) -10.5 -110

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

BYU -1 -110

Washington State +1 -110

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Colorado +9.5 -110

California -9.5 -110

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Buffalo -12.5 -107

Akron +12.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Miami-OH +7.5 -107

Ball State -7.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Western Michigan -3 -107

Toledo +3 -107

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Oregon (10) -3 -107

UCLA +3 -107

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Rice +23.5 -107

UAB -23.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Clemson -1 -110

Pittsburgh (23) +1 -110

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

Maryland +6 -107

Minnesota -6 -107

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Oct 23rd, 3:30 PM

New Mexico +20.5 -107

Wyoming -20.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 4:00 PM

Mississippi State -23 -110

Vanderbilt +23 -110

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Oct 23rd, 4:00 PM

Boston College +6.5 -107

Louisville -6.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 4:00 PM

Liberty -21.5 -107

North Texas +21.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 4:00 PM

East Carolina +12 -110

Houston -12 -110

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Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

WKU -17.5 -107

Florida International (FIU) +17.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

Tennessee +23.5 -107

Alabama (4) -23.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

UTSA (24) -7 -117

LA Tech +7 -117

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Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

South Alabama -13.5 -107

Louisiana-Monroe +13.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

Temple +4 -110

USF -4 -110

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Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

Nevada +1 -107

Fresno State -1 -107

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Oct 23rd, 7:00 PM

San Diego State (22) +5.5 -107

Air Force -5.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

South Carolina +17.5 -110

Texas A&M (17) -17.5 -110

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Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

Utah -3 -110

Oregon State +3 -110

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Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

NC State (18) -2.5 -107

Miami-FL +2.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

West Virginia +5.5 -107

TCU -5.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

USC +6.5 -107

Notre Dame (13) -6.5 -107

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Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

Georgia Tech +6 -107

Virginia -6 -107

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Oct 23rd, 7:30 PM

Ohio State (5) -19 -107

Indiana +19 -107

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Oct 24th, 12:00 AM

New Mexico State +17.5 -110

Hawaii -17.5 -110

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Oct 28th, 7:30 PM

Troy

Coastal Carolina (14)

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Oct 28th, 7:30 PM

USF

East Carolina

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Oct 29th, 7:30 PM

Navy

Tulsa

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Oct 29th, 10:00 PM

UNLV

Nevada

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Virginia Tech

Georgia Tech

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Texas State

Louisiana-Lafayette

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Bowling Green

Buffalo

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Massachusetts

Liberty

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Miami-FL

Pittsburgh (23)

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Texas

Baylor (20)

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Cincinnati (2)

Tulane

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Rutgers

Illinois

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

UCF

Temple

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Indiana

Maryland

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Michigan (6) -3 -110

Michigan State (9) +3 -110

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Oct 30th, 12:00 PM

Iowa (11)

Wisconsin

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Oct 30th, 2:00 PM

North Texas

Rice

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Oct 30th, 2:00 PM

Iowa State

West Virginia

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Oct 30th, 3:00 PM

Missouri

Vanderbilt

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Oct 30th, 3:00 PM

Washington State

Arizona State

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Oct 30th, 3:00 PM

Hawaii

Utah State

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Georgia (1) -13 -107

Florida +13 -107

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Florida State

Clemson

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Texas Tech

Oklahoma (3)

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Florida International (FIU)

Marshall

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Southern Miss

Middle Tennessee

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

LA Tech

Old Dominion

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

TCU

Kansas State

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Boston College

Syracuse

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Purdue (25)

Nebraska

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Minnesota

Northwestern

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Oct 30th, 3:30 PM

Louisiana-Monroe

Appalachian State

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Oct 30th, 3:33 PM

Colorado

Oregon (10)

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Oct 30th, 3:33 PM

UCLA +3 -110

Utah -3 -110

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Oct 30th, 4:00 PM

Charlotte

WKU

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Oct 30th, 4:00 PM

Wyoming

San Jose State

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Oct 30th, 4:00 PM

Duke

Wake Forest (16)

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Oct 30th, 5:00 PM

Arkansas State

South Alabama

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Oct 30th, 6:00 PM

UTEP

Florida Atlantic

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Oct 30th, 6:00 PM

Georgia State

Georgia Southern

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Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Ole Miss (12)

Auburn (19)

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Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Oregon State

California

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Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Kentucky (15)

Mississippi State

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Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Kansas

Oklahoma State (8)

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Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Arizona

USC

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Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

SMU (21) +3 -107

Houston -3 -107

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Oct 30th, 7:00 PM

Boise State

Colorado State

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Oct 30th, 7:30 PM

Louisville

NC State (18)

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Oct 30th, 7:30 PM

North Carolina +6 -107

Notre Dame (13) -6 -107

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Oct 30th, 7:30 PM

Penn State (7) +12.5 -107

Ohio State (5) -12.5 -107

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Oct 30th, 10:15 PM

Virginia

BYU

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Oct 30th, 10:30 PM

Washington

Stanford

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Oct 30th, 10:30 PM

Fresno State

San Diego State (22)

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