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2019 Rose Bowl Odds: Ohio State Among Most Popular Bowl Bets of All Time

Jan 01, 2019 3:00 PM EST
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  • Ohio State (-7) is among the most popular college football bowl bets of all-time in the 2019 Rose Bowl (5 p.m. ET, ABC) against Washington.
  • With 80% of spread tickets backing the Buckeyes, Ohio State is on pace to become the most popular bowl bet of the season -- and possibly ever.

There are plenty of interesting angles surrounding today’s 2019 Rose Bowl Game between Washington and Ohio State. First, it is Urban Meyer’s final game with the Buckeyes — and likely his last game ever.

Plus, with Oregon’s Justin Herbert staying for his senior season, Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins is now in position to be the top quarterback taken in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Whether these narratives are contributing to public sentiment, or it’s something else, bettors can not stop jumping on the Buckeyes in this game.

According to The Action Network’s public betting data, 80% of wagers on the spread are laying the points with Ohio State.

Should the betting splits remain the same through kickoff, the Rose Bowl will close as the most heavily bet bowl game of the season, easily clearing the Quick Lane Bowl in which Georgia Tech garnered 73% of spread bets against Minnesota.


>> All odds and betting percentages as of 9:30 a.m. ET. Download The Action Network App to get real-time college football data and track your bets


In fact, Ohio State is contending to become the most popular bowl bet we’ve ever tracked via our Bet Labs software.

Bet Labs, which allows users to analyze historical betting data in order to find profitable trends and create winning betting systems, includes archived college football data since the start of the 2005 season.

And over the past 14 seasons, no team has closed with at least 80% of betting tickets in a bowl game. Mississippi State was the most recent team to challenge the 80% mark, falling just short with 79% of the action against N.C. State in the 2015 Belk Bowl.

There’s still plenty of time for bettors to take a side in the 2019 Rose Bowl, so be sure to download The Action Network’s mobile app to track real-time odds and betting percentages for all of the day’s bowl games.

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