Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks are favored over Cardale Jones and the Ohio State Buckeyes for the College Football Championship Game with that national title matchup set to hit the gridiron in Arlington on Monday, January 12.
The Ducks won and covered the posted spread in a 59-20 rout of Florida State in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day, while the Buckeyes are coming off a 42-35 upset win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl as betting underdogs.
The Buckeyes won and covered the posted spread in their last game against the Ducks in the 2010 Rose Bowl, grabbing a 26-17 victory in that contest as a 4.5-point underdog on the betting lines. That game produced an UNDER result for totals bettors.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Oregon Ducks Opening Odds and Betting Line
The visiting Ohio State Buckeyes opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds – VSB
. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.
Computer Prediction: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Oregon Ducks Pick
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Ducks to win this game on Monday 44-36. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Oregon Ducks Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Oregon Ducks are 13-1 so far on the season, and 10-4 ATS vs the point spread. The Ohio State Buckeyes, meanwhile, are 13-1 and 9-5 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Oregon go 7-7 and the Ohio State Buckeyes go 12-2 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oregon vs Ohio State injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Oregon Ducks and the No. 1-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
How Ohio State Buckeyes vs Oregon Ducks Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Oregon Ducks No. 2-ranked offense (47.21 PPG) against a Ohio State Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 27 at 22.14 PPG. The Oregon Ducks passing attack has averaged 311 yards per game, more than the Ohio State Buckeyes give up through the air (191.64 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Ohio State Buckeyes own the league’s No. 53-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 169.67 yards per game when on the road. Oregon, on the other hand, rates No. 23 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, Ohio State got a 230-yard performance from Ezekiel Elliott as a key part of its 42-35 win over Alabama.
Marcus Mariota led the way last time out for the Ducks, connecting for 338 passing yards and a 59-20 victory over the Seminoles at Rose Bowl.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Oregon Ducks Betting Odds Trends
Ohio State is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Ohio State’s last 13 games
Oregon is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Oregon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games