College Football Odds Week 6: Maryland vs Ohio State Lines, Spreads, Betting Trends

Matchup Spread Total Moneyline
Ohio State vs
-17.5 (-110)
+17.5 (-110)
o56.5 (-115)
u56.5 (-105)

Week 6 of college football showcases a battle of unbeaten Big 10 teams as Ohio State hosts Maryland. Betting odds have the Buckeyes as 19.5-point home favorites over the Terrapins. Coverage begins from Columbus on Saturday, October 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX.

Here's everything you need to know about the college football odds for Week 6 Maryland vs Ohio State: the opening lines, spreads, betting trends and more. Check back regularly for updates.

Maryland vs No. 4 Ohio State Odds

Maryland looks to pull the upset of Ohio State in Columbus. (Getty)
  • Opening point spread: Ohio State -18
  • Opening moneyline: Ohio State -1550/Maryland +770
  • Opening total: Over/Under 55.5 points scored
  • Time: Noon ET Saturday (FOX)

UPDATE 11:30 A.M. ET SATURDAY: Ohio State surged from -18 to -19.5 early in the week on sharp play at TwinSpires Sportsbook. But the public can't seem to get enough of Maryland. The Terrapins are taking 81% of spread tickets, while 59% of spread money is on Ohio State.

"It's a Pros vs Joes matchup," TwinSpires director of retail betting Zachary Lucas said. "Maryland 80/20 ticket count, which is unheard of for Ohio State opponents. Despite that, there's more money on Ohio State still."

The total went from 55.5 to 55, then got as high as 57.5. But it's down 2 points this morning to 55.5. However, tickets and money are in the 2/1 range on the Over at TwinSpires.

UPDATE 4:30 P.M. ET THURSDAY: PointsBet opened the Buckeyes -19 (even), bottomed out at 18 Sunday night and rebounded to -20 by Tuesday night. Ohio State remains -20, but ticket count is 2.5/1 and money almost 3/1 on big underdog Maryland.

"Maryland has featured a top-15 offense this season, averaging 39 points per game with the Big Ten's leading passer in Taulia Tagovailoa," football trader Jake Fisher said in The Hustle, PointsBet's daily newsletter. "The banged-up Buckeyes just had a bye week to recover from Notre Dame. But Marvin Harrison Jr. is still nursing an ankle sprain.

"Asking Ohio State to win by three TDs feels like a tall task against a scrappy Terrapins squad."

PointsBet's total opened at 55.5 (Under -115), topped out at 58 Tuesday morning and is now 57. Tickets and money are running 4/1 on the Over.

UPDATE 3 P.M. ET MONDAY: Ohio State (4-0 SU/1-2-1 ATS) had a bye in Week 5, after squeaking past Notre Dame in Week 4. The Buckeyes scored a touchdown in the final seconds to claim a 17-14 win and push as 3-point road favorites.

Maryland (5-0 SU/3-2 ATS) is an underdog for the first time this season, and a significant one at that. In Week 5, the Terrapins dispatched Indiana 44-17 as 14.5-point home faves.

The Buckeyes are already up 1.5 points to -19.5 in TwinSpires' college football odds Week 6 market. However, 75% of early tickets are on Maryland, while 57% of early money – including sharp play – is on Ohio State.

"There's an early Pros vs Joes feel to this. Maryland is a very popular 'dog as of now," Lucas said.

The total dipped a half-point to 55, with 57% of tickets/56% of cash on the Over.

Click here for Vegas Insider senior reporter Patrick Everson's full College Football Odds Week 6 Report containing spreads, lines, and trends for every Top 25 matchup.