Ohio State Opens As 44-Point Favorite for Ninth Game of Season Against Maryland

By Dan Hope on November 3, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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After Ohio State needed overtime to defeat Maryland by just one point last season, this year's game isn't expected to be anywhere near as close.

The Buckeyes opened as a 44-point favorite for Saturday's home game against the Terrapins, according to Circa Sports.

While the Buckeyes are 8-0 this season and have won every one of their games by at least 24 points, Maryland is just 3-6. The Terrapins have lost six of their last seven games, including four losses by at least 26 points. They suffered a 38-7 home loss to Michigan on Saturday.

Ohio State has covered the spread in each of its last seven games, but the 44-point spread is the highest the Buckeyes have faced this season, and they've only two games (76-5 over Miami and 52-3 over Northwestern) by margins that large.

Saturday's game between the Buckeyes and Terrapins, Ohio State's ninth game of the season and second-to-last home game at Ohio Stadium this season, is scheduled for a noon kickoff and will be televised on Fox.

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