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Ohio State Buckeyes 2023 Season Preview
Ohio State fell a single point short of knocking off the Georgia Bulldogs last season to play in the College Football National Championship game. Entering the 2023 season, the Buckeyes have their sights firmly set on returning to the CFP and hoisting the Championship trophy.
The Buckeyes are entering the season with a high-powered offense led by standout receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. Despite losing quarterback C.J. Stroud to the NFL, the team remains strong under the guidance of coach Ryan Day. The quarterback position is up for grabs, with Kyle McCord and Devin Brown competing for the starting role. The winner of this battle will have the privilege of throwing to one of the nation's best receiving corps, supported by a talented group of running backs. TreVeyon Henderson and Miyan Williams lead the running back duo, combining for impressive yardage and touchdown totals last season. The wide receiver lineup is stacked, with Marvin Harrison Jr. and Emeka Egbuka ready to make a significant impact. The offensive line is a point of concern, with some uncertainties heading into the fall. However, the offense is expected to remain formidable despite these challenges. Ohio State had the 2nd best offense in 2022, scoring 44.2 PPG.
Under the coordination of Jim Knowles, Ohio State's defense is anticipated to take a step forward in the 2023 season. While the unit made improvements in 2022 with a 4-2-5 look, there were vulnerabilities exposed in losses to Michigan and Georgia. Defensive ends Jack Sawyer and JT Tuimoloau bring a combined 13.5 career sacks, and the interior is anchored by disruptive force Michael Hall Jr. Linebackers Tommy Eichenberg and Steele Chambers lead the linebacker corps, with depth developing behind them. The secondary features promising players like Denzel Burke, Davison Igbinosun, and Jordan Hancock, providing speed and ball skills. Safeties Lathan Ransom and Josh Proctor return, while transfers like Ja’Had Carter and up-and-comers like Sonny Styles contribute to the defense's potential. Ohio State had the 17th ranked defense in 2022, allowing 21.0 points per game to opponents.
Ohio State is not only a front runner to win the Big 10 at consensus +165 odds, but the Buckeyes are seen as a top competitor to win it all in 2023.
Betting on the Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State Spread
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 6-6-1 overall against the spread. Here’s an example of how this wager type works:
- 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 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 2023, the Buckeyes hit the over in 76.9% of their games.
Ohio State Moneylines
Ohio State’s only two losses last season came against Michigan in the regular season finale and the CFP against Georgia, 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. 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 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:
- Marvin Harrison Jr. 2023 receiving touchdowns: 11.5
Ohio State 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
- Marvin Harrison Jr. 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. For a full list of NCAAF futures, click or tap here.
How to Bet on the Ohio State Buckeyes
Legal Ohio sports betting went live on January 1, 2023! Buckeye State residents are free to place legal online wagers across a variety of sportsbooks to bet on Ohio State in the 2023 season. Here are a few great sportsbook options to consider:
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