It’s the final weekend of the college football regular season. Spots in conference championship games are on the line. There are plenty of rivalry games across the country. However, most of the attention is focused in Columbus, where Ohio State hosts Michigan with a spot in the Big Ten championship game on the line. Ohio State is a 7.5-point favorite. Which way are bettors leaning?
Bettors like Michigan to keep it close
When Ohio State hosts Michigan on Saturday afternoon, there will be a whole lot on the line. It’s likely the most impactful game of the college football regular season. The winner will clinch a spot on the Big Ten championship game where they will be a massive favorite. At that point, a spot in the College Football Playoff seems like a near certainty. The loser will need to root for some other teams across the country to lose and then hope the committee values their resume enough to give them a serious look.
These teams were in a similar spot last year, albeit both teams had one loss rather than the undefeated records they currently possess. That game was played in Ann Arbor, and Ohio State was a touchdown road favorite. However, in a snowy game, it was the home team Wolverines that pulled off the upset and eventually punched their ticket to the College Football Playoff. It was Jim Harbaugh’s first win over Ohio State as head coach of Michigan.
This time around with the game in Columbus, Ohio State is once again a sizable favorite. The Buckeyes are laying 7.5-points on Saturday afternoon. Prior to last season, Ohio State had won eight straight against Michigan with an average margin of victory of 14.4 points. However, Michigan now knows they can hang with and beat this team. Will they be able to keep it close again this year?
Michigan is the most popular bet of the weekend in terms of both number of…
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Publish date : 2022-11-25 17:03:45
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