An enormous wager from Large Ten nation assumes Ohio State will cowl in opposition to the Clemson Tigers within the Sugar Bowl.
Somebody in Indiana is betting the farm on Ohio State +7.5. Properly, perhaps a bit of extra than simply the farm.
The Buckeyes are beneficiant underdogs at beneath 10 factors regardless of the latest resurgence of the Clemson Tigers, who’re anticipated to satisfy for a rematch in opposition to the Alabama Crimson Tide within the Faculty Soccer Playoff Nationwide Championship. To get there, nonetheless, they’ll should undergo the Buckeyes and Justin Fields. The sport options two of the higher defenses within the nation, and maybe the perfect two quarterback prospects (relying on the place you stand on Fields) forward of subsequent April’s NFL Draft.
Is that side-by-side comparability sufficient to imagine that the Buckeyes can maintain issues inside a landing? One gambler thinks so.
The unhealthy blood between Ohio State and Clemson makes for one heck of a matchup
Dabo Swinney has routinely offered Ohio State with bulletin board materials forward of this recreation. The Buckeyes weren’t even within the top-10 of Swinney’s coaches’ ballot poll, slotting in at No. 11 since they’ve solely performed 11 video games in a COVID-19 shortened slate. That’s of no fault of their very own, however Swinney needed to CFP committee to punish the Buckeyes for his or her small pattern dimension.
Final season when these two met within the playoff, the Tigers narrowly beat out the Buckeyes, 29-23. In that recreation, nonetheless, OSU truly out-gained Clemson by 99 yards.
By way of the road, Ohio State is barely 3-3 in opposition to the unfold this season, that means playing $1.3 million on them to take action in opposition to among the finest groups within the nation is arguably enjoying with fireplace. Clemson is 10-1 on the 12 months and 5-5 in opposition to the unfold, so maybe this betting line is extra of a toss-up than the numbers would possibly recommend.
After all, that’s Vegas’ job in any case.
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