Ohio State-Washington Betting Guide: Urban Meyer’s Rose Bowl Swan Song


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Jan 01, 2019, 07:10 AM EST

2019 Rose Bowl Betting Odds: Ohio State-Washington

  • Odds: Ohio State -6.5
  • Over/Under: 57.5
  • Date: Tuesday, Jan. 1
  • Location: Pasadena, Calif.
  • Time: 5 p.m. ET
  • TV: ABC

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The 2018 Rose Bowl will be Urban Meyer’s last game as head coach of Ohio State. While the hype around the game will focus on Meyer, the Buckeyes will need to navigate a sturdy Washington defense to send Meyer into the sunset in style.

Can the Buckeyes cover the 6.5-point spread? Let’s dig in.

Betting Market

By Danny Donahue

Ohio State has been among the most popular bets in all of bowl season, attracting 82% of bettors and 77% of dollars. The overwhelming support has moved the line from Ohio State -5 to -6.5.

And while less than one-third of bets are behind the under, they’ve accounted for 47% of dollars on the total, moving the number down from 58.5 to 57.5 (see live betting data here).

Bowl Season Is Not A Popularity Contest

By John Ewing

This is the most lopsided bet game this bowl season. More than 80% of spread tickets are on Ohio State.

Since 2005, no bowl team has ever received 20% or less of bets, which Washington currently is. During that time, teams getting less than 30% of tickets have gone 36-21-1 ATS in bowl games.

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