Updated Ohio State vs. Michigan Odds: Buckeyes’ Moneyline Gets Bump, Spread Stays at -7.5
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- Opening Ohio State vs. Michigan odds list the Buckeyes at -7.5, and -320 on the moneyline ($32 wins $10).
- That moneyline is up a few cents from when the line opened Sunday.
Ohio State vs. Michigan Odds
|Ohio State Spread||-7.5|
|Date||Saturday, Nov. 27|
|Time||12 p.m. ET|
Odds are according to DraftKings as of Sunday.
Ohio State are just 7.5-point favorites in this game, one that has colossal implications for how the College Football Playoff will play out come 2022.
It’s the smallest spread of the Buckeyes’ season. Previously, their lowest spread of the year was as 14.5-point favorites against Oregon. Ohio State lost that game 35-28.
A sixth appearance in the College Football Playoff is on the line for the Buckeyes. A victory here and a win the following week in the Big Ten Championship Game would guarantee them another berth.
The Buckeyes were ranked No. 2 in Sunday’s newest Associated Press poll. It’s a fantastic turnaround for a team that looked vulnerable after that aforementioned loss to the Ducks and a dud in the following week against Tulsa.
In that Week 3 game, the Buckeyes limped out the gate and went down 6-3 in the second quarter before eventually pulling away.
Overall, Ohio State are 6-4-1 against the spread this season. They were 20.5-point favorites against formerly No. 7 ranked Michigan State last week and rolled them by 49 points.
Michigan State +20.5 had been the public’s favorite play of the weekend. The most money out of any individual bet was on the Spartans to cover.
The previous week, Ohio State were 20-point favorites against Purdue and also covered.
The Buckeyes have been massive favorites in every game this season.
They’ve only failed to cover against Tulsa, Oregon, Nebraska (14.5-point favorites, won by nine) and Penn State (18.5-point favorites, won by nine).
Meanwhile, for the Blue, this will be the biggest game of Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan career. And that’s not even an exaggeration.
With a win, Michigan would vault itself into a top four ranking instantly. All it would take is a win against Wisconsin or Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game for the Wolverines to make their first-ever College Football Playoff.
Harbaugh, of course, has never beaten Ohio State since he joined his alma mater as head coach in 2015. He’s 0-5 since then with a losing margin of 19 points.
In fact, Michigan has beaten Ohio State just once since 2003. It’ll be the biggest game at the Big House in years.
Michigan is 4-9 against the spread against Ohio State since 2007.
The Wolverines are tied for the best team in the country against the spread with a record of 9-2. (Oklahoma State is also 9-2 ATS.)
They’ve covered three straight games. Last week, they dismantled Maryland by 41 points as 16-point favorites. The week before, they beat Penn State 21-17 as 1.5-point favorites. Still before, they covered as 20-point favorites against Indiana.
The only games they’ve failed to cover were against Michigan State (4-point favorites, lost by four) and Rutgers (20.5-point favorites, won by seven).
The Wolverines have other key victories at Wisconsin (2-point underdogs, won by 21), vs. Washington (6.5-point favorites, won by 21) and at Nebraska (2.5-point favorites, won by three).