Urban Meyer has put together a tremendous record in his career with extra preparation time, which provides Ohio State a major edge against Oregon in the national title game.
|Oregon scores first -145 (best line bet365)
OhioSt scores first +145 (best line BOL)
|Team to score first wins game -180 (best line Bovada)
Team to score first loses game +160 (best line SIA)
|Longest TD scored o 62½ +105 (best line Heritage)
Longest TD scored u 62½ -115 (best line 5Dimes)
|Game total odd -125 (best line bet365)
Game total even +110 (best line 5Dimes)
Ohio State has scored 101 combined points in moving past Wisconsin and Alabama since the end of the regular season, which is important to consider when making your college football picks, as it out-gained those two teams by 430 total yards.
The Buckeyes rank in the top 10 nationally in scoring, total offense and rushing yards per game, while No. 3 signal-caller Cardale Jones has provided a new dynamic to the offense due to his arm strength.
During the past two games under center, Jones has thrown four touchdown passes, with each of them covering at least 39 yards in distance.
Since the start of the 1992 campaign, the program has compiled a dominating 12-4 SUATS record versus Pac-12 Conference opponents.
Taking On the Best
Oregon has won and covered the number in its last nine contests, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college football odds, as it includes a dominating 59-20 victory over the Florida State Seminoles as 7.5-point favorites in the 2015 Rose Bowl.
The Ducks have defeated their five ranked opponents by an average of 26.5 points since the start of the regular season, while 53 of their last 60 overall victories have come by at least two touchdowns.
It’s important to point out that the school has lost all eight previous meetings against Monday’s opponent, but the first seven took place between 1957 and 1987.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Ducks are 6-1 SUATS as favorites of 3.5 to 10 points.
Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer has put together a formidable 39-3 SU record in games in which he has more than one week to prepare for an opponent, while he’s also won eight of 10 bowl games.
Ohio State’s run game has produced a touchdown in 22 consecutive games and 38 of 39 games coached by Meyer since he arrived in Columbus.
Marcus Mariota receives most of the media’s attention as the Ducks first-ever Heisman Trophy winner, but freshman have scored 45.2 percent of the team’s points this year.
True freshman Royce Freeman leads the team with 114 points thanks to his 18 rushing touchdowns and one receiving. He needs just three more scores to tie the single-season school record in that statistical category.
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Buckeyes as their top college football pick, as they’ve gone 5-0 SUATS when getting points during the Meyer era.
College Football Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes +6 at Bookmaker