Fear the Turtle? Not if you're a bookie, apparently.
Off a well-earned bye week and in spite of Maryland earning a fifth win yesterday in as many tries this season, Ohio State emerges from its brief slumber as 21-point favorites ahead of the Buckeyes' showdown in Columbus with the Terrapins. The line fell almost immediately to 19.5 points shortly after opening.
FanDuel Sportsbook made the opening line available Sunday morning. The over/under total for the game opened at 58.5, and has since fallen similarly by a single point. Ohio State owns a money line price tag of -1600 compared to Maryland's odds at +800.
Going back to 2014, Ohio State owns a 5-3 all-time record against the spread when facing Maryland. The Buckeyes failed to cover their projected 26.5-point margin of victory last season against the Terrapins, but prior to last year had a 4-1 record of success over their five previous meetings dating back to 2016. The over has successfully hit in all eight contests between these schools since 2014.
|Nov. 19, 2022||OSU||43||MD||30||W||+26.5||L||62.5||O|
|Oct. 9, 2021||MD||17||OSU||66||W||-21.5||W||71.5||O|
|Nov. 9, 2019||MD||14||OSU||73||W||-42.5||W||66.0||O|
|Nov. 17, 2018||OSU||52||MD||51||W||+14.0||L||61.5||O|
|Oct. 7, 2017||MD||14||OSU||62||W||-30.5||W||59||O|
|Nov. 12, 2016||OSU||62||MD||3||W||+30.0||W||57.5||O|
|Oct. 10, 2015||MD||28||OSU||49||W||-32.5||L||57.0||O|
|Oct. 4, 2014||OSU||52||MD||24||W||+6.5||W||59.0||O|
Ohio State will welcome Maryland to Columbus at noon next Saturday as the featured game for the next installment of FOX's Big Noon Kickoff. The game will also serve as the first time in 83 seasons that the Buckeyes have played five straight undefeated opponents to begin a football season.