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2021 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Betting Predictions

June 21, 2021
by Joe Williams

2021 Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The Buckeyes are not only considered the big favorites in the East Division, but they're also the favorites to win the conference title and play in the College Football Playoff again.

Last season, Ohio State came up just short against Alabama in the national title game in Miami. They finally exorcised their demons against Clemson in the national semi-final. For the second consecutive season, head coach Ryan Day's team failed to lose a game during the regular season.

Ohio State has some big shoes to fill, as QB Justin Fields and RB Trey Sermon moved along to the NFL. Sermon was in Columbus just one season, however, and true freshman RB TreVeyon Henderson heads to C-Bus with a lot of hype, and RB Master Teague has proven he can carry the mail. Redshirt-freshman QB C.J. Stroud is the favorite to win the starting job, as he tries to hold off redshirt-freshman QB Jack Miller and true freshman QB Kyle McCord. Whomever emerges will have the uber-talented receiver duo of Chris Olave and Jeremy Ruckert.

It won't be an easy start for the Buckeyes, as someone needs to step up this summer, and be effective immediately. The schedule opens with a road game in Minnesota, a tough home date with Oregon on Sept. 11. That's not a murderer's row, but not a cupcake schedule, either.

Even if the Buckeyes get off to a slow start and perhaps lose to Oregon, this is still a team which should run through the Big Ten schedule. They get Penn State at home, perhaps its toughest conference game, and they avoid Wisconsin and Iowa in crossover games. The toughest away games are in Minnesota, Indiana and Michigan, but this talented Buckeyes teams should be able to push past that trio without much issue.

Preseason Best Bet: Over 11 Wins (-125)

2021 Ohio State Buckeyes Schedule

  • 09/02/2021 - at Minnesota
  • 09/11/2021 - vs. Oregon
  • 09/18/2021 - vs. Tulsa
  • 09/25/2021 - vs. Akron
  • 10/02/2021 - at Rutgers
  • 10/09/2021 - vs. Maryland
  • 10/23/2021 - at Indiana
  • 10/30/2021 - vs. Penn State
  • 11/06/2021 - at Nebraska
  • 11/13/2021 - vs. Purdue
  • 11/20/2021 - vs. Michigan State
  • 11/27/2021 - at Michigan

Win Total Odds

  • Over 11 -125
  • Under 11 +100


Ohio State Odds to win 2021 Big 10 Championship

Yes -167

Looking at the conference schedule, it's set up nicely for the Buckeyes to not only make it to Indianapolis, but win it. There is no Wisconsin or Iowa on the schedule, and the toughest conference opponent, Penn State, will have to play at Ohio Stadium. The Indiana game could be a slight challenge, and of course there is the Michigan game in the Big House, which always poses a threat, but the Buckeyes have the talent to reload and get a rematch with the big dogs of the ACC and SEC.

Big Ten Conference Betting Odds

Ohio State Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff

Yes +400

The Buckeyes are a very good bet to make the CFP field, and it wouldn't be shocking to see them go unbeaten during the entire regular season. But depending on inexperienced freshmen or redshirt freshman under center always comes with some risk. Still, with experienced receivers, the learning curve shouldn't be as difficult as its sounds. Is this a national championship team, capable of beating the likes of Alabama, Clemson, etc.? It's at least worth a small-unit play.

Ohio State 2021 Heisman Contenders & Odds

C.J. Stroud +2000

Master Teague III +6600

Garrett Wilson +10000

Teague will be tasked with doing a lot of the heavy lifting, and he could be another back in a great line of backs to come through Columbus. But is he Heisman caliber? It's unlikely, but he should be just as effective as Sermon was last season. As far as Stroud, the favorite to win the starting job, he should be quite good with a solid array of pass catchers. But he is not going to take home the hardware in his first season under center.

2021 Heisman Trophy Betting Odds

2020 Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Results

  • 10/24/2020 - Nebraska 17 at Ohio State 52 (-27.5) - Under, 69.5
  • 10/31/2020 - Ohio State 38 (-10) at Penn State 25 - Push, 63
  • 11/07/2020 - Rutgers 27 (+37.5) at Ohio State 49 - Over, 63
  • 11/21/2020 - Indiana 35 (+21) at Ohio State 42 - Over, 67
  • 12/05/2020 - Ohio State 52 (-22.5) at Michigan State 12 - Over, 59
  • 12/19/2020 - Northwestern 10 (+16.5) at Ohio State 22 - Under, 57.5
  • 01/01/2021 - Ohio State 49 (+7) at Clemson 28 - Over, 68.5
  • 01/11/2021 - Ohio State 24 at Alabama 52 (-9) - Over, 75
  • SU: 7-1
  • ATS: 4-4
  • O/U: 5-2-1
  • ATS-Home: 1-3
  • ATS-Road: 3-1
  • ATS-Favorite: 3-3
  • ATS-Underdog: 1-1

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