Bet Army Vs Ohio StateJosh Bailey
No. 8 Ohio State Looks to rebound from Humbling Week 2 Loss Against Visiting Army
J.T. Barrett and the Ohio State Buckeyes will look to rebound from their humbling Week 2 loss when they host the Army Black Knights in Week 3, but the bigger question for college football bettors is whether or not the playoff-hopeful Buckeyes can cover the spread as huge, 30-point home favorites.
Let’s find out if Ohio State can cover the spread or whether the Black Knights are the better pick to cover the college football betting line for Week 3 when these two schools meet for the fort time ever.
Army Vs Ohio State Week 3 Line & Pick
Army Black Knights (2-0) at Ohio State Buckeyes (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 4:30 PM ET
Where: Ohio Stadium
NCAAF Odds: Ohio State Buckeyes -30
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Why Bet the Army Black Knights Odds at +30
The Black Knights got past Buffalo in their 21-17 Week 2 win as quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw completed a modest 2 of 8 passes for 17 yards, but rushed 25 times for 147 yards and one touchdown while running back Darnell Woolfolk rushed 21 times for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Army shut Buffalo out in the second half and is limiting the opposition to just 11.5 points per game.
Why Bet the Ohio State Buckeyes Odds at -30
Ohio State got manhandled in their 31-16 ‘upset’ home loss against No.3 Oklahoma in Week 2 by allowing Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield to throw for 386 yards and three touchdowns while J.T. Barrett was limited to 19 of 35 passing for 183 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 26 points and 463.5 yards per game.
“I’m going to make it perfectly clear. There’s not a bull’s-eye on J.T. Barrett,” Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer told reporters after Ohio State’s 31–16 loss Saturday night. “It’s part of the system and a group that have to get better.”
Expert Analysis and Prediction
I’m going to get right to the point by saying that I like Ohio State to get the win and big ATS cover after getting embarrassed by the Sooners last weekend.
The Buckeyes may be just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a winning record, but Army is just 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games. Again, all ATS trends aside, Ohio State got embarrassed last weekend and they’ll want to make a statement in this contest and a big one at that! Back the Buckeyes to get the win and narrow ATS cover.
Pick: Ohio State -30