The Ohio State Buckeyes were a controversial choice to make the inaugural College Football Playoff after losing to the Virginia Tech Hokies in Week 2. Can the Buckeyes improve their playoff chances this year by running the table at 12-0? It’s a toss-up, according to the NCAAF props market at press time. Ohio State is looking at a total of 11.5 regular-season wins, with the over and the under each priced at –115.
There will be 12 opportunities this year for the Buckeyes to go under. The most likely stumbling point, if they remain undefeated that long, is Week 12 against the Michigan State Spartans. Ohio State won this matchup 49-37 last year as a 3.5-point road dog, and this year’s game is at the Horseshoe, but the Spartans should be a stronger opponent in 2015. Their total for regular-season wins is 9.5 with the over favored at –150.
The Buckeyes also have another date with Virginia Tech; this time it’s at Lane Stadium in the 2015 season opener, which ESPN will air on Monday, September 7 at 8:00 PM ET. The Hokies were 10-point road dogs when they beat OSU 35-21 last year.