Ohio State's Big Ten and National Title Odds Improve Following Urban Meyer's Suspension

By Kevin Harrish on August 23, 2018 at 3:19 pm
Ohio State's lines did not change.

Following the news of Urban Meyer's three-game suspension, Ohio State's national title and Big Ten championship odds have slightly increased, according to Bovada.lv.

"An influx of Ohio State action has moved (shortened) their odds in multiple future categories," Kevin Bradley, a Bovada.lv sportsbook manager, said in a release.

The Buckeyes' odds to win the College Football Championship went from +850 (17/2) to +750 (15/2), and their odds to made the four-team playoff went from +130 (13/10) to +120 (6/5).

Ohio State also saw a bump in its odds to win the Big Ten Conference, as odds went from +175 (7/4) before the announcement to +160 (8/5), and its odds to win the Big Ten East from +105 (21/20) to -105 (20/21).

"These moves can be attributed to the influx of action on Ohio State as well as the fact that we believed that there would be much stiffer penalties for Coach Meyer and most of the prices factored in that he would be missing a significant part of the season," Bradley said. "With him only missing three games they should win easily, most odds on Ohio State have moved back to where they were before this story broke and some even beyond that.”

Though the futures did change, Ohio State's week one line against Oregon State did not, as the Buckeyes are still 37.5 point favorites.

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