Right after it was announced a little over a week ago that Braxton Miller would miss the entire season for the Ohio State Buckeyes, all of the national title hopes that everyone had for this team flew right out the window, and that included the hopes from the folks in Las Vegas.
When it was found out that Miller would be gone for the entire season, the team’s odds to win the national title this season went all the way up to 50-1.
Well, the people in Vegas may have realized they jumped the gun a little bit with this team, that is still loaded with a lot of talent.
That 50-1 has now dropped back down to 20-1, getting them right about back on track to where they were before Miller went down with the shoulder injury.
The bandwagon has emptied and reloaded. Ohio State’s previously plunging national title odds have rallied from 50-1 to 20-1, while the betting line for its opener Saturday against Navy in Baltimore is just about back to pre-injury levels.
Although, yes, Miller was about as sure of a bet as you could have under center and losing him is a huge blow, counting the Buckeyes are far our as they did was one big exaggeration.