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

Aug 27th, 12:00 PM

Austin Peay

WKU

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Aug 27th, 12:30 PM

Nebraska -10.5 -107

Northwestern +10.5 -107

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Aug 27th, 3:30 PM

Idaho State

UNLV

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Aug 27th, 3:33 PM

Nevada -16.5 -110

New Mexico State +16.5 -110

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Aug 27th, 4:00 PM

Wyoming +8.5 -110

Illinois -8.5 -110

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Aug 27th, 4:00 PM

UCONN +29.5 -110

Utah State (24) -29.5 -110

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Aug 27th, 5:00 PM

Duquesne

Florida State

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Aug 27th, 7:00 PM

Charlotte +5.5 -110

Florida Atlantic -5.5 -110

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Aug 27th, 8:15 PM

Florida A&M

North Carolina

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Aug 27th, 9:00 PM

North Texas -4 -110

UTEP +4 -110

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Aug 27th, 10:30 PM

Vanderbilt -4.5 -110

Hawaii +4.5 -110

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Sep 1st, 6:00 PM

St. Francis-PA

Akron

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

Ball State +27.5 -110

Tennessee -27.5 -110

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

Central Michigan +19 -110

Oklahoma State (7) -19 -110

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

West Virginia +7.5 -107

Pittsburgh (13) -7.5 -107

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

South Carolina State

UCF

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

Bryant

Florida International (FIU)

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Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

LIU

Toledo

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Sep 1st, 7:30 PM

VMI

Wake Forest (15)

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Sep 1st, 8:00 PM

LA Tech +16 -107

Missouri -16 -107

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Sep 1st, 8:00 PM

Penn State -3.5 -107

Purdue +3.5 -107

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Sep 1st, 8:00 PM

Eastern Illinois

NIU

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Sep 1st, 8:00 PM

Alabama A&M

UAB

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Sep 1st, 9:00 PM

New Mexico State +37.5 -107

Minnesota -37.5 -107

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Sep 1st, 10:00 PM

Northern Arizona

Arizona State

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Sep 1st, 10:30 PM

Cal Poly

Fresno State

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Sep 1st, 10:30 PM

Portland State

San Jose State

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Sep 2nd, 7:00 PM

Virginia Tech -7.5 -107

Old Dominion +7.5 -107

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Sep 2nd, 7:00 PM

Western Michigan +20 -107

Michigan State (9) -20 -107

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Sep 2nd, 7:00 PM

Eastern Kentucky

Eastern Michigan

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Sep 2nd, 7:00 PM

William & Mary

Charlotte

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Sep 2nd, 7:30 PM

Temple +6.5 -110

Duke -6.5 -110

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Sep 2nd, 8:00 PM

Tennessee Tech

Kansas

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Sep 2nd, 8:00 PM

Illinois +3.5 +103

Indiana -3.5 +103

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Sep 2nd, 10:00 PM

TCU -9 -107

Colorado +9 -107

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Sam Houston State

Texas A&M

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Rutgers +9 -110

Boston College -9 -110

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

NC State (20) -10 -110

East Carolina +10 -110

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

North Carolina -4 -110

Appalachian State +4 -110

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

South Dakota State

Iowa (23)

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Buffalo +20.5 -110

Maryland -20.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Colorado State +30 -110

Michigan (3) -30 -110

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Central Connecticut State

UCONN

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Sep 3rd, 12:00 PM

Delaware

Navy

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Sep 3rd, 12:30 PM

Richmond

Virginia

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Sep 3rd, 1:00 PM

Northern Iowa

Air Force

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Sep 3rd, 2:00 PM

Southeast Missouri State

Iowa State

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Sep 3rd, 2:30 PM

Bowling Green +3 -110

UCLA -3 -110

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Cincinnati (4) +7.5 -107

Arkansas (21) -7.5 -107

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Oregon (22) +16.5 -107

Georgia (1) -16.5 -107

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Arizona +10 -110

San Diego State (25) -10 -110

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

UTEP +39 -110

Oklahoma (10) -39 -110

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Bethune-Cookman

Miami-FL

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

North Dakota

Nebraska

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Houston (17) -6.5 -110

UTSA +6.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Tulsa -1.5 -110

Wyoming +1.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 3:30 PM

Norfolk State

Marshall

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Sep 3rd, 4:00 PM

Troy +21.5 -110

Ole Miss (11) -21.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 4:00 PM

UC Davis

California

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Sep 3rd, 4:00 PM

BYU (19) -13 -110

USF +13 -110

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Sep 3rd, 5:00 PM

Nicholls State

South Alabama

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Sep 3rd, 5:30 PM

Texas State +11 -110

Nevada -11 -110

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Sep 3rd, 6:00 PM

Rice +33.5 -110

USC -33.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 6:00 PM

Middle Tennessee +4.5 -110

James Madison -4.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 6:00 PM

Morgan State

Georgia Southern

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Sep 3rd, 6:00 PM

Florida Atlantic -1 -110

Ohio +1 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Mercer

Auburn

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Utah (12) -1.5 -107

Florida +1.5 -107

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Miami-OH +20 -110

Kentucky (18) -20 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Elon

Vanderbilt

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

South Dakota

Kansas State

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Albany-NY

Baylor (5)

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Illinois State

Wisconsin

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Massachusetts +31.5 -110

Tulane -31.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Army +3 -110

Coastal Carolina -3 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Liberty -4 -110

Southern Miss +4 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Grambling State

Arkansas State

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Sep 3rd, 7:00 PM

Southeastern Louisiana

Louisiana-Lafayette (16)

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Sep 3rd, 7:30 PM

Utah State (24) +34.5 -106

Alabama (2) -34.5 -106

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Sep 3rd, 7:30 PM

Memphis +12.5 -110

Mississippi State -12.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:30 PM

Georgia State +11 -110

South Carolina -11 -110

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Sep 3rd, 7:30 PM

Notre Dame (8) +13.5 -107

Ohio State (6) -13.5 -107

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Sep 3rd, 7:30 PM

SMU -7.5 -110

North Texas +7.5 -110

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Sep 3rd, 8:00 PM

Colgate

Stanford

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Sep 3rd, 8:00 PM

Louisiana-Monroe +37 -110

Texas -37 -110

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Sep 3rd, 8:00 PM

Murray State

Texas Tech

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Sep 3rd, 8:00 PM

Louisville -4 -110

Syracuse +4 -110

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Sep 3rd, 8:00 PM

Maine

New Mexico

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Sep 3rd, 9:30 PM

Idaho

Washington State

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Sep 3rd, 10:30 PM

Boise State +4 -110

Oregon State -4 -110

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Sep 3rd, 10:30 PM

Kent State +21.5 -110

Washington -21.5 -110

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