How Has Ohio State’s Ryan Day Fared Against the Spread?

How Has Ohio State’s Ryan Day Fared Against the Spread?
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Ohio State will be one of the favorites this year to make the Final Four of College Football.

That’s exciting news for fans of the Buckeyes and Ohio sports betting since the state did not have legal wagering for last year’s season.

So . . . it’s time to do some studying.

During the regular season, how do bettors fare with the Buckeyes against the spread (ATS) under head coach Ryan Day? – your source for online gambling Ohio - utilized records from to determine which Big Ten football coaches have the best record ATS. For this list, only games from the coach’s current stint were included. Teams with new coaches entering the 2023 season were not included.

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Big Ten Coaches Against the Spread

Here is a breakdown you won’t get on Ohio betting apps.

TeamCoachATS RecordCover %t
IllinoisBret Bielema15-9-162.5%
Minnesota PJ Fleck39-29-357.5%
Penn StateJames Franklin62-49-355.9%
Ohio StateRyan Day25-21-254.4%
IowaKirk Ferentz131-112-653.9%
MichiganJim Harbaugh51-46-252.6%
Michigan StateMel Tucker14-14-450%
RutgersGreg Schiano16-17-148.5%
IndianaTom Allen31-38-145%
MarylandMike Locksley19-2444.2%


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Day’s No. 1 Job? Beat Michigan

Day is in the top five in the conference, sitting at No. 4 with a 25-21-2 (54.4%) ATS record. He just edges No. 5, Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, who has the most ATS victories in the conference at 131-112-6 (53.9%).

With all five years being at Columbus, Day has compiled an incredible overall 45-6 record (88.2% win rate). However, in five bowl games, he is 2-3 (40%).

Oh yeah: Losing two straight to hated rival Michigan doesn't help either.

You can get ready for The Game all season by monitoring Ohio State vs. Michigan odds. The Buckeyes visit the Wolverines Nov. 25.

To open the season, Ohio State is on the road in its first Big Ten contest of the season at Indiana Sept. 2 (CBS, 3:30 p.m.).

The Buckeyes have won 27 consecutive games against the Hoosiers, starting with a 20-16 win on Nov. 16, 1991. They have also won 23 straight season openers, dating back to a 43-10 home win against Fresno State on Sept. 2, 2000.

Of note, Ohio State has never lost a season opener in a true road game. Their last loss in a season-opening game came against Miami in 1999, losing, 23-12, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The most ballyhooed player on this year’s team is wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. He is +3000 at BetRivers Ohio to win the Heisman, the top non-quarterback on the board.

Here are the latest Ohio State future odds at BetMGM Ohio.

  • To win the National Championship: +700 (third favorite)
  • To win the Big Ten title: +180 (tied with Michigan). Ohio State visits Michigan noon the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, in the traditional last regular season game of the season.
  • Regular Season Wins (Over/Under 10.5): Over -105, Under -115

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Lou Monaco

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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