Ohio State Opens as Enormous Favorite Over Michigan in Early 2020 Rivalry Game Spread

By David Hayes
Ryan Day led Ohio State to a 13-1 record in first full season as the head coach of the Buckeyes last year.
Ryan Day led Ohio State to a 13-1 record in first full season as the head coach of the Buckeyes last year. / Aaron J. Thornton/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.

Ohio State vs Michigan Football Odds 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, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Ryan Day didn't miss a beat after taking over the reins to the Buckeyes' football program in the wake of Urban Meyer's retirement following the 2018 season, leading the Buckeyes to a 13-1 record that included a massive 56-27 win over a ranked Michigan team in Ann Arbor.

Before last season, Meyer had absolutely dominated Michigan and Harbaugh in his seven seasons at the helm in Columbus, boasting a perfect 7-0 record against the Wolverines and outscoring them by a combined 275-189 in those seven games. And unfortunately for Michigan, it doesn't look like the oddsmakers nor Day have much different plans for the immediate future.

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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