The Ohio State football team is in the middle of Spring practices but now might be a great time for Buckeye fans to bet on their favorite team.
The 2023 football season is officially underway for the Ohio State football team. With Spring practices going on and the annual Spring Game set for April 15th, the Buckeyes are gearing up for another expected great season under head coach Ryan Day.
But from a gambling perspective, now just might be the time to bet on Ohio State for the upcoming season. According to FanDuel, the Buckeyes have the third-best odds to win the national title in 2023 coming in at +750. Unless an early season loss occurs, I don’t see the Buckeyes’ odds getting any better than that to place some money on.
But what I’m really intrigued about are the Heisman odds. Again, according to FanDuel, Kyle McCord comes in at 20/1 to win the Heisman trophy. And if McCord is indeed the starting quarterback, those are great odds to get on a guy that will probably be sitting in New York for the ceremony if he has the typical Ohio State quarterback season under Ryan Day.
Another player that caught my attention for Heisman odds is arguably the best player in all of college football, receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. Harrison comes in at 50/1 to win the trophy so you’re getting great value on an awesome player. And if the McCord/Harrison relationship is as strong as it was for them in high school, then Harrison could be in line to put up some monster numbers for the Buckeyes.
Yes, it is unlikely that a wide receiver wins the Heisman, hence the odds. In fact, only one wide receiver has won the trophy in the last 30 years. But that was Alabama wide-out DeVonta Smith in 2020, so things could be changing a bit in college football from that perspective.
The last thing that catches my eye is the over on total season wins of 10.5 (-115). Not counting the Covid year, Ohio State has had at least 11 wins in 10 straight seasons. It’s nearly a lock.
I know the season is a long way off, but I don’t foresee these odds getting any better than they are now barring a catastrophic injury.