Michigan-Ohio State Betting Odds: Tracking Line Movement for ‘The Game’

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Michigan at Ohio State Betting Odds

  • Odds: Michigan -3.5
  • Over/Under: 54
  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • TV: FOX

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Ohio State hosts Michigan in a Big Ten East title game on Saturday, and oddsmakers peg the Wolverines as a favorite to get it done. It’s the first time they’ve been favored in Columbus since 2004.

The Buckeyes have won 12 of the last 13 meetings between these teams, but bettors have piled on Michigan all week, moving the line from -3 to -5.5 at some books. The total has dropped seven points throughout the week.

We’ll be tracking line moves all morning using our tools at Sports Insights, which offers by-the-minute updates on odds at every book, plus notifications on sharp action, public betting percentages and so much more.

Michigan-Ohio State Betting Line Moves

We’ll be relying on Pinnacle, an offshore sportsbook that takes high-limit bets from professional players, for odds in this game.

11:40 a.m. ET: The market is starting to move in Ohio State’s direction even further, with Pinnacle now showing Michigan -3.5.

11:30 a.m. ET: Books are still ahead of the curve, as it moved to Michigan -3.5 while the rest of the market stays at -4 and -4.5. Expect more books to move to -4 and -3.5 in the next few minutes.

11 a.m. ET: Most -5’s are gone.

9:45 a.m. ET: All the -5.5’s have disappeared, as Pinnacle moved back to -5 and books like MGM and Westgate hold steady at -4.5.

The more interesting move in the last hour has been on the total, which has jumped up from 52 to 54, likely because the forecast looks better than originally projected.

8:45 a.m. ET: Early Saturday morning, Pinnacle moved from -4.5 to -5.5, despite the betting action being relatively split between the two teams.

There’s no consensus line in the market right now, with some books showing -5.5 and others -4.5. I expect this line to continue to move in Michigan’s favor before an inevitable buyback on the Buckeyes should it reach +6 or +7.

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