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Ohio State Opens As 14.5 Point Favorites Over UCF

The Knights of Central Florida face an uphill battle as double digit underdogs against the Ohio State Buckeyes.  (Image provided by Shutterstock)
The Knights of Central Florida face an uphill battle as double digit underdogs against the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Image provided by Shutterstock)

President Warren G. Harding made out like a bandit early Sunday when Toledo lost to Arizona in overtime. What action may he be getting in on this coming week?

The first two lines of week 2 have seen the light of day, and Ohio State is again a double digit favorite, this time against the University of Central Florida Knights. The Buckeyes start out as 14.5 point favorites and 15.5 point favorites in the two major lines revealed so far. While some felt Ohio State might only start things out as single digit favorites given the impressive showing the Knights put on in the Rubber Bowl Thursday evening, the likely absence of star UCF running back Latavius Murray likely throws a wrench into the things for the Knights.

Open VI Consensus LVH MGM Mirage William Hill Wynn LV Caesars/Harrah's/Rio Stations Sportsbook
Central Florida
Ohio State -14.5 -17.5

-16.5

-17.5

We'll update as the other major books reveal their lines.

What say you? Did Ohio State's impressive opener skew what could actually be a closer than expected game against a fairly solid team?