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Buckeyes 2021 Schedule
|Oct 9th||MD||W 66-17||-21.5 W||O 70.5||OSU -1459|
|Oct 2nd||@RUTG||W 52-13||-15.5 W||O 58.5||OSU -750|
|Sep 25th||AKR||W 59-7||-48.5 W||U 66.5||OSU -18249|
|Sep 18th||TLSA||W 41-20||-25 W||O 60.5||OSU -3335|
|Sep 11th||ORE||L 28-35||-15 L||U 64.5||ORE -670|
|Sep 3rd||@MINN||W 45-31||-14 W||O 62||OSU -707|
Ohio State Buckeyes Odds, Schedule, Bet Types, & Team Stats
Ohio State returned to the College Football Playoff national championship game last season, the Buckeyes’ first appearance in the title game since winning it in the CFP’s inaugural year. OSU needed just six games with the Big Ten title to impress the committee. Ohio State came up short in the championship, losing to Alabama before 10 of its players were selected in the 2021 NFL draft.
The loss of several key contributors, including star QB Justin Fields, is not deterring oddsmakers from betting on the Buckeyes in 2021. Ohio State owns the best preseason odds to win the Big Ten at -225 and is tied for the third best odds to win the national championship at +600.
was named the starting QB in late August 2021 and has big shoes to fill under center in replacing Fields. The redshirt freshman separated himself from the competition in the offseason, but made three appearances in 2020 and didn’t attempt a pass. He did flash some mobility with a 48-yard touchdown run late against Michigan State.
Stroud may be inexperienced, but a good portion of Ohio State’s offense returned. rushed for 514 yards and eight touchdowns in a split backfield. He will likely be the starter and take on a heavier workload. Both and are back to provide a strong 1-2 receiver combination. Olave and Wilson each topped 700 receiving yards in 2020 and combined for 13 touchdowns.
The defense lost more contributors from a year ago. Ohio State’s secondary experienced the least amount of turnover. Cornerback headlines that unit after registering a team-high six pass breakups in 2020. is among the most senior players back on the defensive line after he made four tackles for loss and had two sacks last year.
Ohio State begins its season on September 2 with a road game at Minnesota . You can view the Action Network’s top odds for the game below in addition to an .
Betting on the Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State Buckeyes Point Spreads
Betting point spreads are wagers based on the expectation that a team will win or lose by a certain number of points. The Buckeyes went 6-0 overall in the regular season, but weren’t as good against the spread at 3-3. Ohio State’s six wins came by an average of 21.5 points. Here’s an example:
- Ohio State -2.5 (-110)
- Indiana +2.5 ( -110)
In this situation, Ohio State is favored by 2.5 points against Indiana. If the Buckeyes win the game by three or more points, a $100 wager on Ohio State would come with a payout of $90.91. If the Hoosiers won the game outright or lost by two points or less, the same $100 wager would net $110 plus the original $100 for a total of $210.
Ohio State Buckeyes Over/Unders
Over/under, also called point total, is a wager placed on the combined scoring of a single game. Bookmakers come up with a number and you can either bet the over or — you guessed it — the under. Here’s how it works:
Let's say Ohio State plays Wisconsin and the over/under is set at 60 points. A wager on the over would require the Buckeyes and Badgers to score 61 total points or more to win. Betting the under is an expectation that the two teams would score 59 or fewer points. It's also possible for the bet to push, which would happen if the game finished with exactly 60 points scored.
In 2020, Ohio State averaged 41 points per game and allowed just 25.8 points. The Buckeyes hit the over in 60% of their games last season.
Ohio State Buckeyes Moneylines
Ohio State’s only loss last season came in the national championship game, making the Buckeyes one of the best picks in college football on the moneyline, which is as straightforward as it gets when it comes to betting. The only thing to do here is pick the winner and the Buckeyes were 6-0 when they got into the CFP. Check out this example:
- Ohio State -160
- Michigan +180
The minus (-) and plus (+) signs distinguish the favorite from the underdog, making Ohio State the favorite in this scenario. Odds can be understood more clearly if you think in terms of $10 or $100 increments. A wager on the Buckeyes odds would mean every $160 bet nets $100. And it's the opposite for underdogs: Here the Michigan moneyline was set at +180, meaning a $100 wager would profit $180.
Moneylines are also commonly used when making parlays, which are multiple bets tied into one. Let’s say you bet on Ohio State’s moneyline and a -2.5 point spread, Ohio State would need to win by three points for that bet to be successful. The risk may be greater, but so is the reward with increased odds. Use our Odds Calculator to calculate any bet amount or conversion.
Ohio State Buckeyes Props
Player props are wagers on a single player, and they're tied to a single stat found in the box score for a game or even the whole season. These are among the most fun to bet on, especially if you're already playing fantasy football and like the player-specific focus it offers. Check out an example below:
- C.J. Stroud 2021 passing yards: 3,650.5
Ohio State Buckeyes Futures
Futures are somewhat similar to prop bets in the way that both are monitored over the course of a season. Except most future bets are focused on end of season success. Examples of futures are:
- Ohio State Buckeyes odds to win the Big Ten
- Ohio State Buckeyes odds to reach the College Football Playoff
- Ohio State Buckeyes odds to win the College Football Playoff
- Chris Olave’s odds to win the Biletnikoff Award
If you think the Buckeyes can get back to the Playoff or win their second CFP championship, this is the place to bet. These types of bets are called futures, and they're just wagers on things that settle at the end of the year.
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