Fresh on the heels of Ohio State laying the wood to Nebraska, 62-3, and Michigan doing similar to Maryland, Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes prepare to head to the area surrounding our nation’s capital looking to keep the momentum going.
While first-year head coach D.J. Durkin’s Terps doesn’t present the same level of challenge as the Cornhuskers, in order to stay the course and set up a proper potential Big Ten East division championship game against the Wolverines Thanksgiving weekend, the Bucks will need to keep their foot on the pedal.
With sportsbooks taking action for nearly a day now, the Ohio State-Maryland betting lines have settled around 27.5 after opening at 28. A week ago we guffawed at the Bucks being three score favorites against NU after struggling on and off for the past month. Turned out that line was low.
This week’s spread feels far more in line with reality. The Bucks will be hard pressed to match Michigan’s 59-3 lambasting of the former Meyer/Jim Harbaugh assistant coach’s first team of his own, but a comfortable win for the second time in three years in the D.C. area feels more in line with reality -- or at least expectations.
What say you? Will OSU cruise to another decisive victory? Or can Maryland tap into the formula Northwestern nearly used to upend the Bucks in Ohio Stadium two weeks ago?