College football gambling expectations are that Ohio State will rout Indiana in their Big Ten college football betting matchup on Saturday from the famed Horseshoe.
Ohio State opened as a 23.5 point home favorite over Indiana on Saturday with a scheduled kickoff of noon Eastern Time and a telecast on ESPN.
Before anyone writes this game off as a blowout they had first better check out the Indiana Hoosiers and quarterback Ben Chappell, who pilots the 4th ranked passing attack in the country. Indiana is 3-1 both straight up and with the NCAA football odds after last week’s 42-35 home loss to Michigan as 10 point dogs.
Chappell has passed for 1370 yards and a 12/1 touchdown/interception ratio and he lit up Michigan for 480 yards and 3 touchdowns last week. Defense is the weakness of the Hoosiers as they rank 88th in the nation and were virtually helpless against Michigan.
Ohio State has a record of 5-0 straight up and 4-1 with the NCAA football lines after their 24-13 wins at Illinois as 16 point favorites. It was the only road game for Ohio State so far this year. The Buckeyes have gone over the total in 4 out of 5 games this year.
The Buckeyes remain a one of the better balanced teams in college football as they rank 21st on offense and a rock solid 4th on defense. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor has a 65% completion rate and 1015 yards passing with a 12/3 TD/INT ratio.
Pryor is also Ohio State’s leading rusher with 373 yards and a 6.9 yards per carry average with 3 TD’s as he makes a strong case for the Heisman Trophy this year. Ohio State is +9 on turnover margin this year.
Indiana has paid out in 5 out of their last 7 Big Ten Conference games as well as 5 out of their last 7 road games. Ohio State is a strong 28-11 against the spread in Big Ten Conference action and is 36-17 against the line when coming off a straight up win.
Ohio State has paid out in their last 5 consecutive college football gambling matchups with Indiana.