Where Ohio State Ranks Among Big Ten’s Best Home Teams To Bet On

Where Ohio State Ranks Among Big Ten’s Best Home Teams To Bet On
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Few college football programs feature the unrivaled success across decades that the Ohio State Buckeyes have, from the past days of Woody Hayes to the current era led by head coach Ryan Day.  

Since winning the BCS championship in 2002, the Buckeyes have won at least 10 games in all but three seasons, including consecutive 11-2 campaigns in Columbus under Day’s leadership.  

Unsurprisingly, the Buckeyes are among the best Big Ten teams against the spread on their home field in Ohio sports betting, the venerable “Horseshoe,” formally known as Ohio Stadium.  

Utilizing TeamRankings.com, BetOhio.com found each Big Ten’s football win-loss record (ML) since 2018 at their home stadium and their against the spread (ATS) record since 2018 at their home stadium. Once gathering their records, the Big Ten football teams were ranked from 1 to 14 based on each category. 

The teams were then ranked by their average in the two categories. 

Read on to find out more, and don't forget BetOhio.com is also your home to updated Michigan vs Ohio State Odds.

Best Big Ten Home Teams To Bet On Since 2018

Rank, Team Home ML Home ATS Avg. Rank
1. Michigan 28-4 (2nd) 19-12-1 (1st) 1.5
2. Ohio State 30-2 (1st) 18-13-1 (3rd) 2.0
T3. Penn State 25-8 (3rd) 17-15-1 (5th) 4.0
T3. Minnesota 21-10 (6th) 18-12-1 (2nd) 4.0
5. Iowa 24-8 (4th) 16-15-1 (7th) 5.5
6. Maryland 15-13 (8th) 15-13 (4th) 6.0
7. Wisconsin 23-8 (5th) 13-18 (T11th) 8.0
8. Illinois 14-16 (11th) 15-14-1 (6th) 8.5
9. Indiana 14-15 (10th) 14-15 (8th) 9.0
10. Purdue 15-15 (9th) 13-17 (10th) 9.5
11. Michigan State 19-12 (7th) 9-20-2 (14th) 10.5
T12. Nebraska 13-18 (12th) 13-18 (T11th) 11.5
T12. Rutgers 7-24 (14th) 14-17 (9th) 11.5
14. Northwestern 12-18 (13th) 11-17-2 (13th) 13.0

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Where Ohio State Ranks Among Big Ten’s Best ATS

Since 2018, the Buckeyes have gone 30-2 outright and 18-13-1 ATS in Columbus, ranking second overall in those two metrics behind only the Wolverines on Ohio betting apps.

Ohio State’s W-L record on a moneyline basis is the best in the Big Ten, beating out No. 2 Michigan (28-4) and No. 3 Penn State (25-8), while the Buckeyes’ ATS record ranks third, behind Michigan (19-12-1) and Minnesota (18-12-1).  

Unsurprisingly, the Buckeyes are once again expected to be top-line challengers to capture the 2024 CFP title, with oddsmakers at BetMGM Sportsbook Ohio giving the school +700 odds of winning it all this year (ranking third behind Georgia at +225 and Alabama at +600).  

As far as Big Ten futures are concerned, BetMGM Sportsbook Ohio lists the Buckeyes at +180 to win the conference this fall, ranking in a tie with Michigan for the top spot in the conference.  

The Buckeyes’ year-end win total over/under on the New York-based sportsbook is 10.5, with both outcomes sporting -110 odds.  

One way or another, the Buckeyes will look to pick up where they’ve left off in Week 1 against the Indiana Hoosiers on the road on Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern, with the team’s conference home opener at the ‘Shoe coming against Maryland on Oct. 7.  

Based on the program’s recent track record, it might be smart to take Ohio State outright in their six home games against Youngstown State, Western Kentucky, Maryland, Penn State, Michigan State and Minnesota this fall.  

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Christopher Boan writes for BetOhio.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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