Oddsmakers like Ohio State's chances this week.
After seeing the Buckeyes take down Minnesota on the road 45-31 and Oregon struggle at home against Fresno State in a 31-24 win, OSU opens up as a 13-point favorite against the Ducks in its home opener Saturday with the game total set at 62 on Circa Sports.
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Last week’s game was a push, as No. 4 Ohio State was a 14-point favorite against Minnesota. Meanwhile, No. 11 Oregon was a 19.5-point favorite against Fresno State and failed to cover. There will be plenty of questions surrounding Oregon heading into next weekend, primarily if star pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux will be ready to go after spraining his ankle Saturday.
Elsewhere in the Big Ten, Virginia opens as an 11-point favorite over Illinois, Minnesota is favored by 20 over Miami (OH), Rutgers is a one-point favorite over Syracuse, Purdue is a 32-point favorite over UConn, Penn State is favored by 22 over Ball State, Nebraska is an 11-point favorite over Buffalo, Iowa is a four-point underdog to Iowa State, Wisconsin opens as a 24-point favorite over Eastern Michigan and Michigan opens as 5-point favorites over Washington.