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

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Nebraska -9.5 -110

Illinois +9.5 -110

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Hawaii

UCLA

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UCONN

Fresno State

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UTEP

New Mexico State

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Southern Utah

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Jacksonville State

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Weber State

Utah

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Houston Baptist

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Temple

Rutgers

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LIU

Florida International (FIU)

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Western Illinois

Ball State (23)

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The Citadel

Coastal Carolina (14)

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Wagner

Buffalo (25)

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Boise State

UCF

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USF

NC State

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UC Davis

Tulsa

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East Carolina

Appalachian State

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Ohio State (2)

Minnesota

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Bowling Green

Tennessee

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Tennessee-Martin

WKU

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Southern Utah

Arizona State

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Sep 3rd, 6:00 PM

North Carolina (18) -6 -110

Virginia Tech +6 -110

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St. Francis-PA

Eastern Michigan

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Old Dominion

Wake Forest

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Duke

Charlotte

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South Dakota

Kansas

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Northern Colorado

Colorado

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Michigan State +7.5 -110

Northwestern (10) -7.5 -110

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South Dakota State

Colorado State

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Sep 4th, 12:00 PM

Colgate

Boston College

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Louisiana-Monroe

Kentucky

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Sep 4th, 12:00 PM

Army

Georgia State

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Kansas State

Stanford

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Holy Cross

UCONN

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Oklahoma (6)

Tulane

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Western Michigan +17 -110

Michigan -17 -110

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Penn State +4.5 -110

Wisconsin -4.5 -110

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Fordham

Nebraska

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Fresno State

Oregon

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Rice

Arkansas

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Sep 4th, 3:30 PM

Northern Iowa

Iowa State (9)

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Alabama (1) -19 -110

Miami-FL (22) +19 -110

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Miami-OH

Cincinnati (8)

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Marshall

Navy

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Indiana (12) +6.5 -110

Iowa (16) -6.5 -110

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West Virginia

Maryland

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Portland State

Hawaii

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Lafayette

Air Force

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Montana State

Wyoming

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Central Michigan

Missouri

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LA Tech

Mississippi State

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Massachusetts

Pittsburgh

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Louisiana-Lafayette (15)

Texas (19)

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San Jose State (24)

USC (21)

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Campbell

Liberty (17)

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Gardner-Webb

Georgia Southern

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Eastern Illinois

South Carolina

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Akron

Auburn

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Southern University

Troy

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Missouri State

Oklahoma State (20)

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Monmouth-New Jersey

Middle Tennessee

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Baylor

Texas State

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Syracuse

Ohio

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Central Arkansas

Arkansas State

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Norfolk State

Toledo

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Houston

Texas Tech

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Nicholls State

Memphis

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Abilene Christian

SMU

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Oregon State +6 -110

Purdue -6 -110

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Georgia (7) +3.5 -110

Clemson (3) -3.5 -110

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Florida Atlantic

Florida (13)

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NIU

Georgia Tech

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Northwestern State

North Texas

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William & Mary

Virginia

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UTSA +7.5 -110

Illinois -7.5 -110

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Montana

Washington

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East Tennessee State

Vanderbilt

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Kent State

Texas A&M (4)

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Southern Miss

South Alabama

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Duquesne

TCU

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LSU -3.5 -115

UCLA +3.5 -115

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Bethune-Cookman

UTEP

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Nevada

California

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Arizona

BYU (11)

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New Mexico State

San Diego State

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Utah State

Washington State

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