Ohio State, not shockingly, will come into the season expected to roll through its toughest opponents.
BetOnline released a quartet of early betting lines featuring the Buckeyes on Wednesday, showing them as double-digit favorites to beat Oregon, Michigan, Penn State and Indiana.
- Ohio State -10 vs. Oregon
- Ohio State -11 at Indiana
- Ohio State -10.5 vs. Penn State
- Ohio State -11.5 at Michigan
Being a double-digit favorite in most games isn't anything new for the Buckeyes. They were favored to win all of their games last season – until the College Football Playoff – by at least 10 points, and they were favorites by three or more touchdowns in all of those games but the second-week tilt with the Nittany Lions.
Last year, the Buckeyes were 4-4 against the spread, covering in three of their five regular season games.