NCAA Football OddsIt seems unreasonable to think that any team the Ohio State Buckeyes will play before November will have much of a chance to end their undefeated run in 2010, especially given the lack of strength for the opponents they will face, and that this isn’t betting on NFL. For the second-ranked team in the nation, these games have become more about the point differential than they have been about the result, and given that the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide have already reserved their spot in the BCS Championship game, it may come down to which of the Buckeyes, Oregon, and Boise State do the most damage to their opponents to determine who they will play.

Indiana Hoosiers @ Ohio State Buckeyes

Saturday October 9, 2010 – 12:00 PM ET

Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

Broadcast: ESPN, ESPN3

Odds: Ohio State - 22

Total: 58

The Hoosiers come in to this game fresh off their first loss of the season, a hard-fought 42-35 Big Ten loss to number-19 Michigan at home. Indiana’s number-four ranked passing offense gave the Wolverines a major challenge week five, but will have a tough time putting up the same type of results on the road against a much more talented Buckeyes’ team.

NCAA Handicapping: What Indiana Will Have To Do To Win?

The Hoosiers battled hard in a home loss to Michigan last weekend, and may have left everything on the table looking for the victory in that game. Battling two ranked conference opponents in consecutive weeks would be tough for any team, but the fact that Indiana gets the number-two ranked Buckeyes in the second of as many college football betting weeks makes it that much tougher.

NCAA Handicapping: What Ohio State Will Have To Do To Win?

Heisman trophy hopeful, quarterback Terrelle Pryor left early in the Buckeyes’ last game due to injury, but appears to be ready to go for their Big Ten opener. Head coach Jim Tressel’s team has dominated Indiana in recent history, and even if Pryor isn’t at full strength the Buckeyes should be able to pull out a Northbet win at home. Ohio State had little problem with their non-conference schedule, but until they meet the likes of Iowa and Michigan towards the end of the year, they likely won’t face much of a challenge. Junior running back Dan Herron will be relied on even more in this one, after rushing for five touchdowns through the first four sports betting games.

NCAA Handicapping: Outlook & Pick


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