The complete betting odds for the 2015 National Championship are already out and football handicappers should probably take early advantage of the odds before they change.
Oregon absolutely routed Florida State in the first College Football Playoff Semi-final by a 59 to 20 score. Oregon forced 5 turnovers and sent FSU back to Tallahassee a broken and beaten squad. In the next semifinal, Ohio State beat Alabama 35 to 28 in a spirited, tough, battle.
It’s Oregon versus Ohio State in the College Football Championship on January 12!
College Football National Championship
Matchup: Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Jan. 12, 2015
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Arlington, Texas
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
TV Info: ESPN
Radio: Oregon Vs Ohio State
Point Spread: Oregon -7
Game Total: 75
Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Oregon Ducks Against the Spread Odds – Oregon -7
The Ducks are favored by 7 points to put a beat down on Ohio State. That makes sense since Oregon has covered the spread in 9 straight games. In their last 2 games versus Arizona in the Pac 12 Championship and Florida State in the semifinal, the Ducks put on a show. They beat the Wildcats and the Seminoles by a combined score of 101 to 33.
Ohio State was terrific versus Alabama, but football handicappers should know that the Tide’s best defensive player, Landon Collins, hurt his shoulder early in that game. Not only that, but Alabama was down to its true freshman, fourth string QB. This betting line is going to rise to at least Oregon -8. Jump on it now if you like the Ducks.
Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Oregon Ducks Moneyline Odds – OSU +180 vs Oregon -220
If you have any feelings regarding the Buckeyes’ ability to beat Oregon, make sure to load up on the moneyline. Ohio State figures to not try and slow the game down and instead score with the Ducks. That’s really the only shot they have of beating Oregon. They have go mano y mano with the Ducks.
Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Oregon Ducks Game Total – 73.5
Already the total has risen a full point in some sportsbooks to 74.5. There is a question as to whether or not that’s even high enough of a total. Oregon’s defense plays bend but don’t break, and it’s worked to perfection so far this season, but Ohio State will test the Ducks both in the long passing game and in the rushing game with Cardale Jones up the middle and Ezekiel Elliot both right at the Ducks’ D and on the edge. Not to mention Devin Smith in the passing game. Obviously, Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks’ offense is unstoppable.
The Buckeyes should be good for at least 30 to 40 while Oregon should be good for 40 to 50 if not 50 to 60 in this game. Both teams play at a fast pace. It’s doubtful that Urban Meyer will try and slow things down. He will want to score with Oregon and then hope that the turnover battle goes his way. That’s Ohio State’s best chance at stopping the mighty Ducks, so, expect a lot of points in this matchup.