NCAA Football Odds
Ohio State Buckeyes: -36.5
The Buckeyes are going to start off this season with what should be their 13th win in a row, which gives them the longest active winning streak in the country.
What always gives Ohio State a chance to succeed on the college football betting odds is the fact that it has a tremendous offense. RB Carlos Hyde and a tremendous offensive line are back and ready to rock and roll. Hyde rushed for 970 yards and 16 TDs last season, and we fully expect that he is going to do better than that this time around.
But of course, what really does it for the Bucks is QB Braxton Miller. Miller is a Heisman Trophy candidate this year for sure after rushing for 1,271 yards and 13 TDs and throwing for 2,039 yards and 15 scores against six picks. He has the chance to throw for a lot more touchdowns this season, and he is going to need to do so if OSU is going to run the table again, knowing that there are only four starters back from last season's defense.
For as badly as Buffalo is going to be overmatched on the college football gambling odds this year in its first two games against Ohio State and Baylor, it could hang around in both of those games if it can figure out how to get some points on the board.
Take out a 56-34 win over Morgan State, and this team didn't score more than 31 all season long last year, but if it can get into the 20s in this one, it should be okay. The offense helped pave the way to three wins in the last four games of the season, and with that being said, there is a real chance to capitalize on that going forward. The Bulls won't win this game, but a cover on the college football wagering odds isn't out of the question if QB Joe Licata and RB Brandon Oliver can keep the ball moving up and down the field.
Free Pick – Buffalo isn't going to be as bad this year as it was last season, and there is a legitimate chance to qualify for a bowl game this time around. Last season against the best teams on the slate, the Bulls covered against Georgia and Ohio with ease. We expect them to do the same in this one, as more than five touchdowns against Ohio State is just far too much. Expect this one to stay within about 30 or so.
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