Ohio State Football Odds
The college football world revolves around a select group of teams, and that includes perennial national title contender Ohio State. The Buckeyes are a fixture in the College Football Playoffs, earning a spot in the CFP bracket in three of the last four seasons.
If you go by the odds, Ohio State is a favorite to win the Big Ten and the National Championship nearly every season. In fact, DraftKings has Ohio State favored to win the 2023 Big Ten Championship at +170. Michigan is close behind at +180.
Check the current odds direct from Ohio online sportsbooks for the next Ohio State game right here, plus learn more ways to back the Buckeyes at legal online sportsbooks.
Heartbreak in the Peach Bowl
The Ohio State Buckeyes earned a spot in the 2022-23 College Football Playoffs and played Georgia in the 2022 Peach Bowl. OSU came in at No. 4 in the final CFP ranking, sweating out a USC loss in the Pac-12 title game to claim the final playoff spot.
The Buckeyes opened as 7-point underdogs against the Georgia Bulldogs, who were undefeated and the reigning champions. Before kickoff, the line dropped to 6.5 at most sportsbooks.
The good news is that Ohio State covered the spread. The bad news is the Buckeyes fell 42-41 in a thriller, one that ended with a missed 50-yard field goal as the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2023.
Ahead of the 2023 season, check the latest Ohio State Football odds (point spread) below to see where lines currently stand. You’ll also find odds for the Buckeyes to win the Big Ten or the National Championship. Click on any odds to go right to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and start getting your bets in.
This week’s Ohio State spread
Buckeyes CFP odds
How to read Ohio State odds
College football has a massive fan base across the country, so its massive betting appeal is no surprise. While the NFL might have Sundays, college football has a firm grip on Saturdays. Ohio State finds itself at the forefront of the national picture. There are many ways to back the Buckeyes at top Ohio sportsbooks, such as DraftKings Ohio and FanDuel Ohio. These include:
Ohio State moneyline, point spread, totals
Each Ohio State game will have college football odds posted beforehand. The three main odds markets for NCAA football are:
- Point spread
If you bet moneyline, you simply need the Buckeyes to win the game. When betting the point spread, you’re betting on whether or not you think the Buckeyes will cover the spread—the assigned number of points by which they can win or lose and still cover a bet.
When it comes to totals, you’re betting whether you think the Buckeyes and their opponent will combine to score over or under that listed total.
Ohio State football futures odds
You can back the Buckeyes through the futures odds market. You can bet whether you think the Buckeyes will win the National Championship, the Big Ten Championship and whether you think they’ll land atop the Big Ten East division.
We should say, of course, that Ohio State is a perennial favorite to win both the East division and the Big Ten Championship and among the favorites to win the National Championship most years (Find latest NCAAF National Championship odds here).
Ohio State football player futures and props
If you think wide receiver Marvin Harrison, Jr., is set for a huge season in 2023, you might be inclined to bet on him to win the Heisman Trophy in the futures market (see Heisman Trophy odds above). You can also bet on other players in the futures market, such as who you think will lead the country in passing, rushing and receiving yards.
If you want to get involved in betting the Buckeyes, simply click on any of the links throughout this page to claim your start-up bonuses and promotions.
Ohio State vs. Michigan odds
While every game is important, fans of the Buckeyes automatically circle the team’s game against the Michigan Wolverines at the start of every season.
The rivalry usually decides the winner of the Big Ten East and determines who gets a chance to play in the Big Ten Championship. In 2000, ESPN ranked this annual clash as the best rivalry in sports.
The two teams have met 117 times since 1897, and the Buckeyes actually have a losing record. Ohio State’s record against the Wolverines all-time sits at 52-60-6. Ohio State had dominated the rivalry in recent years, but the Wolverines have won the big game in each of the last two seasons.
For more on the rivalry, check out the Ohio State vs. Michigan odds page on this site.
More Ohio State rivalries
As a member of the Big Ten, it’s no surprise that most of Ohio State’s major rivalries come from within the conference. Michigan State has given Ohio State plenty of scares over the years and has arguably been their most competitive rival. Penn State has also handed the Buckeyes some hard-to-swallow losses with the last decade’s Nittany Lions regaining form as one of the country’s best teams.
While these two teams, along with Michigan, reside in the Big Ten East division, the Buckeyes need to beat a team from the Big Ten West in the conference championship game every season. In recent years, that opponent has been the Wisconsin Badgers.
Here’s Ohio State’s all-time record against these rivals (through 2022):
- vs. Michigan State: 36-15-0 (seven-game winning streak)
- vs. Penn State: 23-14-0 (six-game winning streak)
- vs. Wisconsin: 62-18-5 (nine-game winning streak)
Ohio State football home games
- Name: Ohio Stadium
- Nicknames: The Horseshoe
- Address: 411 Woody Hayes Drive
- Location: Columbus, Ohio
- Owner: Ohio State University
- Operator: Ohio State University Athletic Department
- Capacity: 102,780
- Broke Ground: August 1921
- Opened: October 1922
- Renovated: 2000-2001
- Construction Cost: $1.34 million
What is the Ohio State mascot?
The Ohio State mascot is known as “Brutus Buckeye.” Brutus first appeared in 1965. The Buckeye is the state tree of Ohio. Brutus is described as an “anthropomorphic buckeye nut.” Brutus travels to many events involving the university and is seen as a key figure in the Columbus community.
The Buckeyes also have two fight songs. The first song is called “Buckeye Battle Cry” while the second is “Carmen Ohio.” Fans of the football team sing the song together at games as a rallying cry.
How much are Ohio State tickets?
Ohio State football tickets for the 2022 season ranged from $63 per ticket against lesser opponents all the way up to $210 against Penn State. Season tickets are available to the public at an average cost of $702, while students can get season tickets for $238.
In addition to season tickets, you can buy three- and four-game packages as well as individual tickets. The easiest way to buy tickets is through the school website, but secondary market options such as StubHub can get you a better deal if you’re diligent.
Where to watch Ohio State football online for free
If you have a cable login, you can stream Ohio State games for free online or through an app. Ohio State football is usually on FOX, meaning you can stream games through the Fox Sports Go app. There are some games on other channels such as ESPN or ABC, and those games can be streamed through the ESPN app.
Many sportsbooks also stream games for free, so bettors can track their games. Make sure you download a sports betting app near game time to see if you can stream the Buckeyes game for free.