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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oregon Ducks Betting

CFP National Championship Game Preview

No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 4 Ohio State

Time: 8:30 PM EST Monday January 12, 2015, ESPN / WatchESPN

In their last games Ohio State beat Alabama 42-35 and Oregon beat Florida State 59-20.

On the season both clubs have just one loss with the Buckeyes losing their second game of the season to Virginia Tech 35-21 as a 10 point favorite and the Ducks losing their game back on October 2nd to the Arizona Wildcats 31-24 as a 21.5 favorite.

Against the spread you could have backed either team blindly and made a positive return on investment with Ohio State going 9-5 ATS and Oregon 10-4 versus the line. On the over/under line the Buckeyes were like money in the bank going over the total line in 12 of their 14 games and the Ducks were a juice losing 7-7.

Some very similar numbers in scoring with Ohio State scoring 45.2 points per game and allowing opponents 21.2 for a net average of plus 24 points per game. Oregon scored an average of 46.3 points per game and allowed 22.5 for a net of plus 23.8.

Both teams have positive yards per point numbers but the Ducks stand out with a very impressive 18.4 yards per point on defense!

Betting Odds
Point Spread: Oregon -6
Over/Under Total Line: 75
Moneyline: Ohio State +178 / Oregon -215

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Ohio State: 13-1 SU 9-5 ATS
Oregon: 13-1 SU 10-4 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• OSU is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
• OSU is 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Pac-12.
• OSU has an Over record of 21-5 in their last 26 games.
• OREG is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games.
• OREG is 20-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• OREG has an Over record of 5-1-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Ohio State: 98.55
Oregon: 98.13

Key Player Injuries

OHIO STATE
(!)[QB] 01/01/2015 – Braxton Miller out for season ( Shoulder )
[RB] 01/01/2015 – Dontre Wilson out for season ( Foot )
[WR] 01/01/2015 – Johnnie Dixon out for season ( Knee )
[RB] 01/01/2015 – Rod Smith out for season ( Personal )
(!)[QB] 01/01/2015 – J.T. Barrett out for season ( Ankle )

OREGON

[CB] 12/17/2014 – Ifo Ekpre-Olomu out for season ( Knee )
[TE] 11/10/2014 – Pharaoh Brown out for season ( Knee )
[OT] 08/14/2014 – Tyler Johnstone out for season ( Knee )
[WR] 08/07/2014 – Bralon Addison out for season ( Knee )
[OL] 01/07/2015 – Andre Yruretagoyena is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Ohio State ( Ankle )
[LB] 01/02/2015 – Christian French “?” Monday vs. Ohio State (Possible Suspension )
[WR] 01/02/2015 – Devon Allen injured last game, doubtful Monday vs. Ohio State ( Knee )
[RB] 01/02/2015 – Kani Benoit “?” Monday vs. Ohio State (Possible Suspension )

Ohio State versus Oregon Free Pick to Bet

The Seminoles didn’t have the athletes to keep up with the Ducks’ offense and the extra time off made the task that much more difficult. Ohio State does possess the athletic ability on offense and defense to keep up with Oregon and with a game under their belt and the advantage of practicing day in and day out against speed makes them the play here.

Take the Ohio State Buckeyes +7

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