Ohio State Opens as Ridiculous Road Favorites Over Michigan State in Early Odds for 2020 Matchup

Ohio State opens as ridiculous road favorites over Michigan State.
Ohio State opens as ridiculous road favorites over Michigan State. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Rivalries in the Big Ten are no joke, with the hatred extending to the actual states these teams are from. So, while the Ohio State Buckeyes' problem is with "that team up north," they still cannot stand the Michigan State Spartans either. The Buckeyes are currently riding a four-game winning streak against the Spartans.

Even with the 2020 college football offseason experiencing some unprecedented spring 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 State Spread 2020

Ohio State and its fans will consider their game in Michigan on Oct. 17 a business trip. Luckily for them, FanDuel Sportsbook is making them ridiculous 21-point road favorites.

While this spread in a rivalry game is crazy, it seems in line with the teams' previous meetings. Over the last three games, Ohio State has won by an average of 29.7 points, with a 45-point win in 2017 bringing up that average a bit.

Ohio State is led by Heisman favorite Justin Fields at quarterback. He looks to keep things rolling this season, after the Buckeyes averaged a crazy 46.9 point per game last season. While there has been turnover, with two of the first three players in the NFL Draft coming out of Ohio State, the program has a "next man up" mentality, and they will likely not miss a step.

While the odds show a lopsided affair, crazy things can happen in conference games, especially when the underdog is at home. This will be a game to take note of, as the college football season approaches.

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