Ohio State is the New Betting Favorite to Win the National Title, Chase Young's Heisman Odds Improve Dramatically

By Kevin Harrish on November 4, 2019 at 10:49 am
The Bucks are national title favorites.

Even though there was not much action among the nation's top teams and the Buckeyes were inactive, Ohio State has overtaken Clemson and Alabama as the betting favorite to win the 2019 National Championship, according to betonline.ag.

After the Buckeyes' lopsided 38-7 win over Wisconsin, Ohio State's national title odds jumped to 3/1 (+300), tied with Clemson for second-best in the nation and behind only Alabama with 11/4 (+275) odds.

This week, the Buckeyes' odds have jumped to 5/2 (+250), passing both Clemson and Alabama.

Chase Young saw a healthy bump in his odds to win the Heisman Trophy, as well. Last week, Young's odds debuted at 25/1 (+2500). But after just a week, Young's odds climbed to 8/1 (+800), though still behind the four quarterbacks – Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Jalen Hurts and Justin Fields. Fields' odds dipped slightly, falling from 6/1 (+600) to 15/2 (+750).

Line movement of this magnitude when so little changed in the college football landscape is almost certainly a reaction to betting trends, indicating that since the previous lines were released, a lot of money was wagered on Ohio State to win the national title and Young to win the Heisman Trophy.

With the first College Football Playoff rankings set to debut on Tuesday, there are also prop odds for Ohio State's placement with odds favoring No. 3.

The Buckeyes have 9/4 (+240) odds to be ranked No. 1, 2/1 (+200) odds to be ranked No. 2, 8/5 (+160) odds to be ranked No. 3 and 7/2 (+350) odds to be ranked No. 4.

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