First of all, phenomenal Week 1 slate in college football, right? The top-three teams in the preseason Associated Press Poll kickoff Saturday with the headliner being a No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish showdown with the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes at The Horseshoe.
Notre Dame-Ohio State is college football’s primetime event by TV schedule and in the betting market. In fact, massive public and sharp action in Notre Dame-Ohio State has shifted lines for months. Circa Sportsbook in Las Vegas opened Ohio State as 14-point favorites in May.
But, I witnessed the Buckeyes climb to 17-point home favorites even though a majority of the action was on Notre Dame at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Notre Dame-Ohio State’s betting lines fluctuated throughout the week. But, the market made a late-week push, backing the Fighting Irish and Ohio State fell to a 16-point favorite Saturday morning.
That said, Patrick Everson from VegasInsider.com reports two-way action at BetMGM’s sportsbook for Notre Dame-Ohio State but more money is on the Buckeyes…
However, my point is EVERYONE is betting Notre Dame-Ohio State. It’s two of the biggest programs in America not named “Alabama” and we’ve been craving football for months.
Personally, I like Ohio State -17 (-110) to smash Notre Dame and already placed a wager. But, whatever side you’re on, we can both agree that having football back is a blessing.
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