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College Football Week 2 Odds Roundup: Ohio State TD Favorite vs. Oklahoma

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One year after handling the Big 12’s best on the road by a margin of three touchdowns, the Ohio State Buckeyes face another challenge from the Oklahoma Sooners.

Ohio State, led by QB J.T. Barrett, is listed as a 7-point favorite against Oklahoma with a 64.5-point total at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Ohio State is 6-1 against the spread in its last seven games against the Big 12. However, the Buckeyes are just 5-9 ATS at Ohio Stadium since the start of the 2015 season.

The total has gone over in seven of Oklahoma’s last eight games on the road.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4.5-point favorites against the Georgia Bulldogs on the Week 2 college football odds with a 57.5-point total. Notre Dame is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games at home in September.

The USC Trojans are 6.5-point favorites against the Stanford Cardinal with a 55-point total. Stanford is 7-2 straight-up in its last nine games against USC. Southern Cal is 8-2 SU and 6-4 ATS in its last 10 home games as a favorite of 6.5 or fewer points.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are heavy 43.5-point chalk against the Fresno State Bulldogs. Fresno State is 0-5 SU in its last five games against the SEC, but 6-1 ATS in its last seven games overall. The total has gone under in six of Alabama’s last seven games at home.

The TCU Horned Frogs are 3.5-point road favorites against the Arkansas Razorbacks with a 59-point total. TCU is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games. Arkansas is 8-1 ATS in its last nine games against the Big 12.

The Michigan Wolverines are 34.5-point favorites against the Cincinnati Bearcats with a 48.5-point total. Cincinnati is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games in September. The total has gone over in Michigan’s last four home games in September.

The Penn State Nittany Lions are 21-point favorites against the Pittsburgh Panthers with a 67-point total. Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last five games against Penn State. The total has gone over in five of Penn State’s last six games in September.

The Louisville Cardinals are 9.5-point road favorites against the North Carolina Tar Heels with a 62.5-point total. Louisville is 4-0 ATS in its last four games against North Carolina, but North Carolina is 11-3 SU in its last 14 home games.

The Oregon Ducks are 14-point favorites against the Nebraska Cornhuskers with a 69-point total. Nebraska is 2-4-1 ATS in its last seven games against the Pac 12. Oregon is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games.

And the UCLA Bruins are 23-point favorites against the Hawaii Warriors with a 62-point total. Hawaii is 4-6 ATS in its last 10 September road games according to the OddsShark College Football Database. UCLA is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games.

Odds Preview: College Football Playoff, New Year’s Six bowl games

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Ohio State and Clemson each take some negative trends into the betting matchup for the Fiesta Bowl, the second College Football Playoff semifinal set for New Year’s Eve.

The Buckeyes are listed as three-point favorites on the college football bowl game odds against the Tigers at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Ohio State is 2-6 against the spread over its last eight games. That is barely better than the 1-5 ATS mark the Tigers have in their last six games against teams with winning records.

Each team’s offense averages 40-plus points. The Buckeyes, led by QB J.T. Barrett and RB Mike Weber, have the more efficient attack. The Tigers, with star QB Deshaun Watson and TE Jordan Leggett, are more explosive. The game might come down to which defense is more disruptive. Clemson has racked up 46 sacks, while S Malik Hooker and the Buckeyes thrive at causing turnovers.

The storied programs met in the 2014 Orange Bowl, with Clemson winning. Ohio State is 11-1 SU after losing the previous game in a matchup.

The Alabama Crimson Tide are favored by 16.5 points against the Washington Huskies in the other CFP semifinal, the Peach Bowl in Atlanta on December 31. Huskies QB Jake Browning, who struggled with reads against Colorado in the Pac-12 Championship Game, is facing OLB Reuben Foster and the No. 1-ranked scoring defense. Alabama QB Jalen Hurts could hurt the Huskies with his mobility, but Washington should not be written off totally.

The Michigan Wolverines are seven-point favorites against the Florida State Seminoles on the Orange Bowl odds, with that game taking place on December 30 in Miami. The Seminoles’ 8-0 SU streak will be on the line as superstar RB Dalvin Cook faces Michigan’s No. 2-ranked defense. Michigan, presuming QB Wilton Speight is healthy, should be able to put up some points against FSU, which allows 24 points per game.

The Wisconsin Badgers are 7.5-point favorites against the Western Michigan Broncos in the Cotton Bowl, the early New Year Six’s game on January 2. The speedy Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against the Big Ten and have great catalysts such as WR Corey Davis and DE Keion Adams. Wisconsin, with OLB T.J. Watt and CB Shelton Sojourn, can play lights-out defense.

The USC Trojans are favored by seven against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Rose Bowl. Penn State is 8-0 ATS over its last eight games but hasn’t seen a passing game like Southern Cal’s, which is led by QB Sam Darnold and future NFL WR JuJu Schuster-Smith. Penn State QB Trace McSorley is hard to shut down, but LB Michael Hutchings and Southern Cal’s defense has been very solid for the last two months.

The Oklahoma Sooners are 4.5-point favorites against the Auburn Tigers in the Sugar Bowl. Auburn is 7-2 ATS over its last nine games and will trot out an efficient pass defense against Oklahoma’s irresistible combo of QB Baker Mayfield and WR Dede Westbrook. The Sooners’ major weakness, pass defense (119th nationally in aerial yards allowed), might not matter much against the Tigers (112th in passing yards).

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J.T. Barrett and the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten) host Jabrill Peppers and the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines (10-1, 7-1) with a ton at stake. The bitter rivals are battling for a share of the Big Ten East Division title, the right to go to the conference championship game and an anticipated berth in the College Football Playoff.

Ohio State has dominated the series in recent years, winning 11 of the last 12 meetings, including last year in Jim Harbaugh’s first as head coach in The Game.

The Buckeyes are led by Barrett at quarterback who could be the difference-maker in this game because of his ability to run and pass with a school-record 99 career touchdowns accounted for.

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When: 12:00 p.m. ET

Broadcast Network: ABC

Live Stream: ABC.com and ESPN.com