Why Ohio State is a betting preferred over Michigan
Just days before their high-profile competition game, No. 2 Ohio State is a 7.5-point favorite over No. 3 Michigan.Throughout the season
, sportsbooks use an innovative line on marquee games that create large wagering interest. Each week, based on recent efficiencies and other advancements like injuries, oddsmakers change the chances.”On a neutral field, we have this game around Ohio State
as a 4.5-point preferred so we’re offering the Buckeyes approximately an extra three-point benefit for playing this game in Columbus,”Caesars Sportsbook lead college football trader Joey Feazel informed ESPN.” The spread will depend heavily on(Blake)Corum’s status throughout the week. ” FREE TO PLAY.$10,000 in rewards offered! Who will you select to win? Make Your Picks The junior
running back left Saturday’s game in the 2nd quarter with a left knee injury and just returned for one carry in the second half. There is no official word on his status for Saturday but the Heisman hopeful is the third betting favorite (12-1 odds)and leads the Wolverines in hurrying attempts(245), rushing lawns(1,457 )and touchdowns(17 ). Both of these unbeaten teams escaped upset bids this previous weekend as substantial favorites. The Wolverines (-17.5) tracked Illinois in the fourth quarter however kicked a game-winning field goal in the last seconds. The Buckeyes(-27.5) trailed Maryland at halftime but dominated the third quarter and held on for the victory.This weekend’s winner will record the Big 10 East and advance to the championship game game, where they will be a considerable favorite over the eventual Big 10 West champ (Iowa, Purdue or Minnesota)and strengthen their possibilities of reaching the College Football Playoff.” This game must draw in a great deal of action,” Feazel said.”Both of these teams have actually drawn in the attention of bettors all year long so it will be interesting to see which method they lean.”Last year’s meeting featured a very comparable scenario with both groups ranked in the leading five and the winner eventually catching the conference title and CFP berth. The Wolverines distressed the Buckeyes, which snapped a streak of 6 straight losses to Ohio State since
Jim Harbaugh ended up being head coach at his university. It was also Buckeyes coach Ryan Day’s first in-conference loss.Ohio State(+210)presently has the second-shortest chances to win the championship game and Michigan(+800)is listed as the third-favorite at Caesars. No. 1 Georgia( -130 )is currently the odds-on favorite win everything.