NCAA football wagering respect remains high for the Ohio State Buckeyes as they are again Big Ten Champions and a well established college football betting power.
The Louisiana Superdome will host the All State Sugar Bowl between the #6 Ohio State Buckeyes and #8 Arkansas Razorbacks on January 4 with a start time on ESPN set for 8:30 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with All State Sugar Bowl odds of Ohio State -3.5 with a total of 58.
Arkansas has a record of 10-2 straight up and 9-3 with the college football odds and an over/under record of 8-4 over the total. Arkansas finished 2nd to Auburn in the Southeastern Conference West Division and is riding a 6 game winning streak both straight up and against the spread heading into this matchup.
Junior quarterback Ryan Mallett was a big reason for the Hogs success as he passed for 3592 yards with a 30/11 TD/INT ratio and 9.9 yards per pass attempt. Knile Davis helped balance out the attack with 1183 yards rushing and the Razorbacks have an incredibly deep receiver pool.
While not great the Arkansas defense did show improvement to rank 35th overall nationally. Arkansas beat LSU 31-23 for a home payout in their season finale.
Ohio State was tied with Wisconsin and Michigan State for the Big Ten title as they have a NCAA football betting record of 11-1 straight up and 9-2-1 against the spread with an over/under mark of 7-4-1 over the total. Ohio State is riding a 5 game winning streak heading into this game with 4 payouts during that run.
The Buckeyes are coming off a 37-7 win over Michigan as they continue to own their arch rivals. Ohio State ranks 3rd in the nation for scoring defense and 11th for scoring offense. Junior quarterback Terrelle Pryor passed for 2551 yards and a 25/11 TD/INT ratio while Daniel Herron rushed for 1068 yards with Pryor right behind with 639 yards.
Arkansas has a NCAA football wagering record of 16-5 against the spread versus teams with a winning record while Ohio State is 6-2 against the spread in their last 8 bowl games. Ohio State has paid out in 43 of their last 60 games as a favorite.