Michigan Opens as Ridiculous Underdog Against Ohio State in Early Odds for 2020 Rivalry Matchup in Columbus

Jim Harbaugh has led Michigan to a 105-45 record in his five seasons as the head coach in Ann Arbor.
Jim Harbaugh has led Michigan to a 105-45 record in his five seasons as the head coach in Ann Arbor. / Leon Halip/Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines haven't beaten the Ohio State Buckeyes on the gridiron since 2011, and it certainly looks like the oddsmakers don't believe that drought is going to end this year.

Even with the 2020 college football offseason experiencing some unprecedented delays and cancellations, the odds and spreads around more than 100 of this fall's biggest matchups are now available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

OSU vs Michigan Spread 2020

Sitting months away from the 117th edition of one of college football's most storied rivalries, Ohio State has opened as an 11.5-point home favorite to beat Michigan for the ninth straight year in 2020, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Even though Ohio State is losing Chase Young, Jeff Okudah, J.K. Dobbins and Malik Harrison to the 2020 NFL Draft, the Buckeyes still return their most important talent in QB Justin Fields. Unfortunately for Michigan, the Wolverines can't say the same as they look to replace Shea Patterson at QB with the winner of an intriguing battle between redshirt junior Dylan McCaffrey and redshirt sophomore Joe Milton.

There's still plenty of time for things to change between now and Michigan's 2020 rivalry matchup with Ohio State, but the Buckeyes remain convincing early favorites for the time being. Barring any scheduling changes we may see, Ohio State is currently set to host Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020.

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