Ohio State Opens as Massive Favorite Over Illinois
By David Hayes
After handling the then-undefeated No. 9 Indiana Hoosiers, 42-35, at home this Saturday, the fantastic 2020 campaign for the Ohio State Buckeyes rolls onward into Week 12 this weekend.
OSU is standing tall behind the phenomenal quarterback play of Justin Fields, as the No. 3 Buckeyes look to improve to 5-0 on the road in Urbana-Champaign this Saturday against Illinois.
This momentum that Ohio State has built is also well represented in the odds, to say the least, as the Buckeyes have already opened as towering 27.5-point road favorites over the Fighting Illini, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Buckeyes have won eight straight matchups in this Big Ten series, and they've also won three of the last meetings by 28 or more points. However, Ohio State hasn't defeated Illinois by 28 or more points on the road in any of their last eight visits to Memorial Stadium in Champaign.
While there's plenty of time for this spread to move in either direction between now and Saturday's 12 p.m. EST kickoff, the Buckeyes remain heavy road favorites for the time being.
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