"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Opening Line: OSU by 13
OSU will cover 3 times over.
Vegas must know somethn there beggn u to take the over but they know michigans gonna shock the world and beat the buckeyes or maybe not
Vegas doesn't know anything except that there are many delusional fans.
I truly think our defense plays their best game and we win this one. I'm putting serious money on Michigan.
If by "serious money" you mean a couple hundred, have fun.
If by "serious money" you mean you're taking your kids' college education fund or cleaning out your savings account and putting it on Michigan, for the love of God think again.
But if I win I'll DOUBLE their college fund!!!
You could have twice as many kids and still send them to college!! Sounds like a good plan to me!
You could win the lottery and get a much better multiple. The odds are....no I'm not going to say it.
Disappointed with this team but I'm delusional too and think they will find a way to win.... I'm serious FYI
Delusional yes, but with a fine avatar.
Easy money. Take OSU minus the points, and the over. OSU is going to drop an H-bomb on Michigan.
You do know u have to score points to win a game right
I want your confidence
Bless you. My heart is with you, but my head is not.
What are some good betting sites? I'd like to at least make some money off this horrid team.
Feels like a setup buy what the hell. I live in Vegas...might as well try to make some money...
When was the last time we were double-digit underdogs at home?
This is Looney Tunes.
I could be wrong, but I believe the last time this happened was - strangely enough - the OSU game in 2009, where we were 12-point underdogs. In that year and the years around it, we were often considerable underdogs in road games, it seemed, but rarely at home.
I'll be laying the points and taking Ohio. D will keep it respectable in the first half but will start to cave in the 2nd from exhaustion. Ohio wins by at least 3 TDs.
Really hate to say it but that sounds like easy money. However I don't bet on sports and can just hope we find a way to win, go blue!!
If we keep to under 13, that's a victory in and of itself.
Unless Hyde and Miller both somehow manage to get suspended between now and Saturday, expect OSU to cover and then some.
That'll be 19 by game time. Gamblers will be hitting OSU hard at -13.
keep one thing in mind. Michigan is coached by Brady Hoke and has Borges as its OC and doing the offensive game planning. Do you need to know anymore?
It wont be close...somewhere around 42-13 sounds about right
I had it at +13.5. I would assume that grows throughout the week settling around +17 at noon Saturday.
They won't make anything on the M side -- the only M money will be on the over-under and the spread as it increases near gametime.
comfortable betting my life savings that OSU will cover.
Never in a million years I thought I'd be betting on OSU for the Game, but it's just too easy of a bet to pass up. OSU will be covering by middle of 1st quarter.
How do you bet on a game like this? Seriously, I've never done it before. How do I make this bet?
Fly to Vegas.
Bovada.net, Sportsbook.com. Just off the top of head.
If I was a bettin man, I'd lay $5000 on OSU to cover. I fear this one is going to be worse than any loss since 1968.
The margin is going to be a lot more than 13. Remember, Urban is trying to win style points and will go for two every time if he thinks it help him get into the BCS championship game. I'm predicting 45-10 OSU.
This is easy money and I don't care what Vegas may or may not know. OSU is going to clobber the hell out of UM because Urban needs style points. OSU 42 UM 9
overcomes the team's shortcomings. Never punt, always onside kick. . . Let Devin be Devin if he isn't too injured and hopefully Ross III and Morgan can go . . .
Depends on how we rally around the seniors. Either we keep it close and lose with a moral victory or all hell breaks lose and we get smoked.
Devin's mental state says "smoked" but Miller isn't a sure thing as he hasn't played a real game since Iowa.
Everything hinges on the offense. The defense alone can keep us in any game until the 3rd or 4th quarter but if the offense isn't scoring then a defensive collapse is inevitable. The thing is, I am not sure the offense can score any points against Ohio without a turnover deep in their territory.
Unless Borges has a sudden offensive epiphany and the O line starts blocking even at an average level this one is going to get ugly. I imagine Ohio will put up at least 42 points - with at least 28 of those points coming in the second half.
That's about what I expected, the lines appear to mirror Sagarain's rankings exactly.
OSU Rating: 91.76
Michigan Rating: 75.32
91.76 - 74.32 = 16.44, rounded down that's OSU by 16.
Then they typically throw in 3 points for the home team, which would trim it down to 13.
None of this is entirely relevant though, the game will probably be close at the half but I think OSU wins by 28. Our offense will stall and keep the defense on the field, which will be gassed from their offense.
How on earth does Ohio not cover that? Would their entire offense need to contract leprosy?
Ohio State can match that, and then some.
My wish has come true. Even if it climbs to 17 points this is as easy a bet as you can make.
Mattison has done a good job of tailoring a game plan against each of our opponents. Spread teams see Mattison play smaller players at DT example Black. Against more conventional offenses he bigger DT's example Washington. The problem with OSU is they can run their power from a spread formation. If Mattison goes light the call is a power run with Hyde. If Mattison goes heavy, the call is read option on the perimeter. Thus Mattison will have to choose a poison. This will make it very difficult for Mattison to win RPS. He can still go bend but not break. But it will be much harder for the defense to be dynamic. I don't think we can expect much help from the offense.
Guys guys guys... 13pts isn't the line - its the over/under on the pts we score. Anyone taking the over is a sucker!
Vegas isn't stupid (you know, the whole city in the middle of the dessert thing) yes, dessert tastes good...
anyway, I like this line because a good 2/3rds of the bets will be on OSU. That tells me, as an estute gambler, that Vegas sees something that tells them michigan will hang within 13 points.
I always try to coach people on gambling that: 1.) a line isn't what vegas thinks will happen it is 'supposed' to be what it takes to get even money on a game so vegas can make the money off of the juice. 2.) #1 is a lie propogated in vegas and the truth is most games see around 60-80% of the money on one team or the other.
Sure, vegas loses some times because of this but overall they win the majority of their bets. I have been lucky enough to gamble for over ten years with a bookie who shares results with me and lets me analyze them, I also read a lot about what people bet on, and I stand by what I just said...
Michigan will cover the 13 (probably 14.5 or 15 by saturday) this coming saturday... And the game will be under I think as well...
As many surmised, the spread is moving up. Most of the betting sites now have Ohio by 14.
I bet my nephew that if you guys won I would strip to my undies and storm the field.