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The college football world revolves around a select group of teams, and Ohio State is in that group. The Buckeyes are a fixture in the AP Top 25 and usually a National Championship contender.

While Justin Fields has left to pursue his NFL dreams, don’t expect much of a drop-off. C.J. Stroud is among the favorites to win the Heisman Trophy and the Buckeyes boast future NFL talent at every position.

If you go by the odds, Ohio State is a favorite to win the Big Ten and the National Championship. 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.

Today’s Ohio State football odds

Check the latest Ohio State Football odds (point spread) for the next game below. 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 BCS odds

C.J. Stroud Heisman 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
  • Moneyline
  • Total

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 quarterback C.J. Stroud will replace Justin Fields seamlessly, 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 116 times since 1897, and the Buckeyes actually have a losing record. Ohio State’s record against the Wolverines all-time sits at 52-58-6. However, Ohio State has dominated the rivalry in recent years. Ohio State has won eight straight meetings against Michigan and 15 of their last 16. Michigan’s lone win during that span came in 2011.

The two teams are scheduled to battle on Nov. 27, and the anticipation should only build until then. 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 (as of 2021):

  • vs. Michigan State: 34-15-0 (five-game winning streak)
  • vs. Penn State: 21-14-0 (four-game winning streak)
  • vs. Wisconsin: 61-18-5 (eight-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

Ohio State recent draft picks & prospects

As of 2020, the Buckeyes had 50 former student athletes in the National Football League. Of all schools, only Alabama produced more NFL talent than the Buckeyes, with 56 alumni in the NFL.

Below, you’ll find notable current NFL players from Ohio State listed by their position:

  • Quarterback: Justin Fields (Chicago), Dwayne Haskins (Pittsburgh)
  • Running Back: Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas), J.K. Dobbins (Baltimore), Carlos Hyde (Jacksonville), Trey Sermon (San Francisco)
  • Wide Receiver: Michael Thomas (New Orleans), Terry McLaurin (Washington), Curtis Samuel (Washington), Parris Campbell (Indianapolis), K.J. Hill (LA Chargers), Austin Mack (NY Giants)
  • Tight End: Luke Farrell (Jacksonville), Nick Vannett (Seattle)
  • Offensive Line: Taylor Decker (Detroit), Corey Linsley (LA Chargers), Pat Elflein (Carolina), Andrew Norwell (Jacksonville), Jonah Jackson (Detroit), Michael Jordan (Cincinnati), Billy Price (Cincinnati), Josh Myers (Green Bay)
  • Defensive Line: Joey Bosa (LA Chargers), Nick Bosa (San Francisco), Chase Young (Washington), Cameron Heyward (Pittsburgh), Sam Hubbard (Cincinnati), Dre’Mont Jones (Denver), Johnathan Hankins (Las Vegas), Tyquan Lewis (Indianapolis)
  • Linebackers: Pete Werner (New Orleans), Jerome Baker (Miami), Malik Harrison (Baltimore)
  • Defensive Backs: Marshon Lattimore (New Orleans), Denzel Ward (Cleveland), Malcolm Jenkins (New Orleans), Vonn Bell (Cincinnati), Malik Hooker (Dallas), Jeff Okudah (Detroit), Jordan Fuller (LA Rams), Bradley Roby (Houston), Damon Arnette (Las Vegas), Eli Apple (Cincinnati), Kendall Sheffield (Atlanta)

Who is the head football coach at Ohio State?

Ryan Day is the current head football coach at Ohio State. He took over from Urban Meyer prior to the 2019 season. Day served under Meyer as offensive coordinator since 2017.

In his first two seasons, Day did not lose a regular season game. He’s posted a 23-2 record as head coach at Ohio State. Day’s two losses were to Clemson in 2019 during the College Football Playoffs and to Alabama in the 2020 National Championship.

Prior to Day, Meyer served as head coach from 2012 through 2018. Meyer took over from Luke Fickell, who lasted just one season after replacing Jim Tressel.

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 2021 season range 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.