Oregon Ducks at Ohio State Buckeyes Odds & Pick Week 2

September 11, 12:00 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Ore +14.5/Ohio St -14.5

In a re-match of a national championship game of not too long ago, the Oregon Ducks fly East to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Big Horseshoe in Columbus. This game was supposed to be played last year in Eugene, but, well, you probably know what happened. Ohio State was favored by two touchdowns last week at Minnesota, and now it's favored by two touchdowns over the Oregon. But the Ducks are better than the Gophers, right? And how are we playing this game with our free college football betting pick?

Oregon-Ohio State Betting Odds

Week 2's college football betting lines opened Ohio State at -14 over Oregon, with an over/under of right around 63.5. Early betting action then added a hook to that spread. Any bettors out there who think the Ducks might win this game outright could get a price of +510 on the college football money line.

Oregon-Ohio State College Football Betting Preview

The Ducks opened their 2021 season with a 31-24 victory over a game Fresno State team at home last Saturday. Oregon turned two early Bulldogs turnovers into touchdowns and led 21-13 at the half. The Ducks then allowed the Bulldogs to score the first 11 points out of the locker room to fall behind 24-21 early in the fourth quarter. But Oregon kicked a field goal to tie the score at 24-24, took the lead with a touchdown with three minutes left, and hung on from there. However, the Ducks came up short against the spread as 17-point favorites. Also, that game played under a total of 62.5. The Ducks actually got out-gained by Fresno State 373-358 but out-rushed the Bulldogs 186-75 and won the turnover battle 3-1, creating a +14 points differential. Oregon returned 16 starters this season, nine on offense and seven on defense, from a team that played 4-3 last year. The Ducks didn’t win the Pac-12 North but played in the Pac-12 championship game anyway and beat USC. Oregon then lost the Fiesta Bowl to Iowa State. Coming into this season, the Ducks are expected to battle it out with Washington again for the top spot in the Pac-12 North. The Buckeyes, meanwhile, opened their 2021 campaign with a 45-31 win at Minnesota last Thursday night. Ohio State scored the first 10 points of the game but trailed 14-10 at the half. The Buckeyes still trailed 21-17 midway through the third quarter but scored twice over a three-minute span to take the lead for good. Near the end, Ohio State tacked on an insurance touchdown to push the spread as a 14-point favorite. Also, that game played over a total of 61. The Buckeyes, with a bunch of big plays on offense, posted 495 total yards, including 201 on the ground. But OSU also gave up 408 yards of Gophers offense, 203 on the ground. Ohio State returned 11 starters this season, six on offense and five on defense, from a team that played 7-1 last year, won the Big Ten again, and beat Clemson in a College Football Playoff semifinal, before getting blown out by Alabama in the national championship game. The Buckeyes are huge favorites to win the Big Ten again this season (that would be five in a row) and excellent candidates to return to the CFP.

Oregon-Ohio State History

The Buckeyes lead the all-time series with the Ducks 9-0, including victories in the 1958 and 2010 Rose Bowls. Most recently, in the 2015 national championship game, Ohio State “upset” Oregon 42-20.

College Football Betting Trends

  • Ohio State is 23-0 SU, 13-10 ATS its last 23 home games.
  • Oregon is 7-6 both SU and ATS in its last 13 road games.
  • Ohio State is only 3-4 ATS, its last seven games favored by 14 points or less.
  • Oregon is 2-3 ATS in its last five games as an underdog.
  • Over the five CFB games played last week matching ranked outfits, the lower-ranked teams played 3-2 both SU and ATS.
  • Over the last five seasons, the Big Ten is 14-12 SU, 13-12-1 ATS vs. the Pac-12


Ducks vs. Buckeyes Prediction 9/11/21

Ohio State is going to win this game; it's just a matter of the final margin. But Oregon returns an experienced quarterback, some nice skills people, its entire offensive line, and a solid defense. And playing this game on the road gives the Ducks a few more points to play with. We'll take Oregon and the points. 

Free Pick: 
Take Oregon +14.5