Friends, as things get cooler and darker earlier outside, that can only mean two things, holiday season is approaching and college football is starting to get serious. So now, your expertise in the latter can help pay for the former as there are all new lines for a number of interesting bests from our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook.
So, let’s start with the biggie, the national championship. Despite the fact that the Ohio State Buckeyes came in fifth in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, they currently have the third best odds to win the title in Indianapolis according to DraftKings. OSU comes in at +500, behind only SEC darlings Georgia at +110 and Alabama at +280.
Other Big Ten teams still receiving odds are Iowa and Wisconsin at +20,000 and Minnesota +30,000.
The Buckeyes also currently have -165 odds to make the CFP and +145 not to make it.
Let’s move from team futures to player futures, which means the Heisman Trophy. Alabama quarterback Bryce Young currently leads all candidates according to DraftKings. However, two Buckeyes are in the top 10. Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud has the third best odds at +450, behind Young and Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III (+300).
After three other quarterbacks, OSU’s TreVeyon Henderson is the second-highest rated running back with the seventh based odds at +3,000. Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder is in ninth at +4,000.
In their game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers this Saturday in Lincoln, Ohio State opened as -15.5 point favorites. However, that has been bet down and is currently down to -14.5. However, the point total has gone up from 63.5 where it opened to 66 where it is now.
However, beyond the traditional lines, there are some other numbers that you could put some money on for the game this weekend. DraftKings Sportsbook currently has odds for whether or not the Buckeyes will score over or under 40.5 points. The number for OSU to score at least 41 is -115 as is it for them to score 40 points or fewer.
On the Huskers’ side, you’ve got -115 odds on an over/under number of 25.5 points.
You can also get the Buckeyes at -175 to score first (Nebraska is at +145). In addition, DraftKings has a whole set of lines that you can wager on for the final scoring outcome; I think I would be in on that +425 line for the Buckeyes to win by 19 to 24 points.
So, now that you know the odds. Which bet are you going to make so that you can start buying some presents for your friends, family, or self?