Ohio State Buckeyes
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Condensed season or not, the Buckeyes didn't miss a beat in 2020. They went a perfect 7-0 before losing to Alabama in the national title game, and they managed a big upset of Clemson in the semifinals to get there.
With former QB Justin Fields now in Chicago, we’ll see if the Buckeyes can match last season's success. Of course, they are bolstered by another absurd recruiting class that includes two five-star recruits and 17 players inside of ESPN's top-300 for 2021.
See all of the Buckeyes odds above, as well as their full schedule, key injuries, depth charts for offense, defense and special teams, team trends, and more.
Ohio State Buckeyes Point Spreads
It feels weird to classify the second-best team in the nation as a disappointment, but against-the-spread (ATS) the Buckeyes were, with a mediocre 4-4 record. Bets against-the-spread factor the margin of victory into play, and for heavily-favored teams like the Buckeyes on a typical week, they need to win by more than the spread for their bettors to win. Here’s an example:
- Ohio State -10 (-110)
- Michigan +10 (-110)
If Ohio State wins by 11 or more, it “covers” the spread, while a 27-20 victory -- though a win in the record books -- would be a loss against-the-spread for OSU. Were the Buckeyes to win by exactly 10, then the bet would be a tie or “push” for both sides.
Ohio State Buckeyes Over/Unders
Another popular bet one could place on the Buckeyes is an over/under, or totals, bet. This is a bet just on how many points get scored in the game; which team wins and by how much doesn’t matter. Buckeyes overs were a perfectly balanced 4-4 last season.
Say the Michigan vs. Ohio State game has a total of 58 points. A 34-28 victory (for either team) leads to 63 points scored, and over bettors would cash their tickets. If instead the game finished 34-21, the 55 points scored is under the total, so the unders would win. Again, it doesn’t matter which team wins or by how much -- just the points on the board.
Ohio State Buckeyes Moneylines
It might seem like, given their near-unbeaten record, just hammering Buckeyes moneylines would be the way to go. For those who don’t know, moneylines are just bets on who wins the game. However, oddsmakers aren’t going to pay even money for betting on the Buckeyes to beat the likes of Northwestern and Rutgers: They adjust the odds.
While they can seem complicated at first, it helps to think of moneylines in $100 units. For example, as -400 favorites against Michigan, an Ohio State bettor needs to bet $400 to gain $100. If the Buckeyes were +400 underdogs, a bet of only $100 would profit $400.
Ohio State Buckeyes Props
For the fantasy football fan in all of us, player proposition (or prop) bets might be the way to go. While books don’t offer bets on fantasy points scored (yet), they do give you the chance to bet over/under on a variety of stats.
For example, you could bet on QB C.J. Stroud's passing yards, passing touchdowns, or completions. Most skill position players have their own props available.
Ohio State Buckeyes Futures
Speaking of Shroud, he currently has the fourth-best odds to win the Heisman Trophy in the 2021 futures market, which would make him only the third freshman ever to do so. A futures bet is a wager on something that takes place over the whole season.
Other futures bets one could make on Ohio State include its odds to win the Big 10 (currently odds-on favorites), win the national title (fourth-best odds) or go over/under its team wins for the year (11).