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

Dec 1st, 10:30 AM

WKU +1.5 -110

Charlotte -1.5 -110

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Dec 3rd, 9:30 PM

Air Force -10.5 -110

Utah State +10.5 -110

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Dec 4th, 7:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette (23) +3 -110

Appalachian State -3 -110

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Dec 4th, 9:30 PM

Boise State -27 -110

UNLV +27 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Texas A&M (5) -6.5 -110

Auburn (22) +6.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Texas (20) -8 -110

Kansas State +8 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Oklahoma State (21) -2 -110

TCU +2 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Kansas +27 -110

Texas Tech -27 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Northwestern (11) -10 -110

Minnesota +10 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Nebraska +1 -110

Purdue -1 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Ohio State (3) -22.5 -110

Michigan State +22.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Penn State -10 -110

Rutgers +10 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Memphis +1.5 -110

Tulane -1.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Kent State -3 -115

Miami-OH +3 -115

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Toledo -11 -110

NIU +11 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Western Carolina +48.5 -110

North Carolina (25) -48.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Cincinnati (7) -3.5 -110

Tulsa (24) +3.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 12:00 PM

Arkansas +3 -110

Missouri -3 -110

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Dec 5th, 2:00 PM

Eastern Michigan +14 -110

Western Michigan -14 -110

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Dec 5th, 2:00 PM

Bowling Green +2.5 -110

Akron -2.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 2:00 PM

Troy -2.5 -110

South Alabama +2.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 2:30 PM

Syracuse +33.5 -110

Notre Dame (2) -33.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 2:33 PM

Fresno State +7 -110

Nevada -7 -110

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Dec 5th, 2:33 PM

Liberty +6.5 -110

Coastal Carolina (16) -6.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 3:00 PM

Louisiana-Monroe +21 -110

Arkansas State -21 -110

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Dec 5th, 3:30 PM

Florida (6) -17 -110

Tennessee +17 -110

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Dec 5th, 3:30 PM

West Virginia +7 -105

Iowa State (15) -7 -105

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Dec 5th, 3:30 PM

Indiana (12) +9.5 -110

Wisconsin (18) -9.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 3:30 PM

Iowa -13 -110

Illinois +13 -110

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Dec 5th, 3:30 PM

Maryland +5 -115

Michigan -5 -115

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Dec 5th, 3:30 PM

Buffalo -11 -110

Ohio +11 -110

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Dec 5th, 3:30 PM

Boston College +6.5 -110

Virginia -6.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 4:00 PM

Vanderbilt +34 -110

Georgia (13) -34 -110

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Dec 5th, 4:00 PM

Stanford +10 -115

Washington -10 -115

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Dec 5th, 4:00 PM

Hawaii +7 -110

San Jose State -7 -110

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Dec 5th, 4:00 PM

Georgia Tech +7 -110

NC State -7 -110

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Dec 5th, 5:30 PM

Ball State +1.5 -110

Central Michigan -1.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 6:00 PM

Florida Atlantic 0 -110

Georgia Southern 0 -110

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Dec 5th, 7:00 PM

Colorado -4 -110

Arizona +4 -110

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Dec 5th, 7:00 PM

Oregon (9) -9.5 -110

California +9.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 7:00 PM

Colorado State +8.5 -110

San Diego State -8.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 7:30 PM

South Carolina +10.5 -110

Kentucky -10.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 7:30 PM

Clemson (4) -21.5 -110

Virginia Tech +21.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 8:00 PM

Baylor +21.5 -115

Oklahoma (14) -21.5 -115

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Dec 5th, 8:00 PM

Miami-FL (10) -16.5 -107

Duke +16.5 -107

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Dec 5th, 10:30 PM

UCLA +4 -110

Arizona State -4 -110

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Dec 5th, 10:30 PM

Wyoming -15.5 -110

New Mexico +15.5 -110

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Dec 5th, 10:30 PM

Oregon State +9.5 -110

Utah -9.5 -110

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Dec 6th, 2:30 PM

UAB

Middle Tennessee

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Dec 6th, 9:00 PM

Washington State +14 -110

USC (19) -14 -110

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