Best Value College Football Pick: Ohio State vs. Oregon

Monday, January 12, 2015 5:10 PM UTC

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 5:10 PM UTC

Ohio State has never lost when getting points under its high-profile head coach, which provides it betting value against Oregon in the College Football Championship Game.

<p style="text-align:center;"><iframe allowfullscreen frameborder="0" height="330" src="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/video/embed/?videoId=24658" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>NCAAF Props Offered by:</strong>  <span style="font-size:16px;"><strong style="font-size:0.85em;color:rgb(51, 51, 51);font-family:sans-serif, Arial, Verdana, 'Trebuchet MS';line-height:20.7999992370605px;"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3211&amp;book=ncaaf-5dimes-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">5Dimes</span><span style="color:#0000FF;"> </span></a>| <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3211&amp;book=ncaaf-5dimes-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">BetOnline</span><span style="color:#0000FF;"> </span></a>|<span style="color:#0000FF;"> </span><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3275&amp;book=ncaaf-bovada-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Bovada</span><span style="color:#0000FF;"> </span></a>| <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3333&amp;book=ncaaf-sia-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">SportsInteraction</span> </a>| <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3278&amp;book=ncaaf-bet365-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Bet365</span> </a>| <span style="color:#0000FF;"> </span><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3276&amp;book=ncaaf-heritage-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Heritage</span></a><span style="color:#0000FF;"> </span></strong></span></p> <table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width:640px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">Oregon </span><strong style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">scores first</strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);"> -145 (best line <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3278&amp;book=ncaaf-bet365-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bet365</a>)</span><br style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);" /> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">OhioSt scores first +145 (best line <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3211&amp;book=ncaaf-5dimes-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BOL</a>)</span></td> <td><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">Team to </span><strong style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">score first wins game</strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);"> -180 (best line <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3275&amp;book=ncaaf-bovada-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bovada</a>)</span><br style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);" /> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">Team to score first loses game +160 (best line <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3333&amp;book=ncaaf-sia-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SIA</a>)</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">Longest </strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);"><strong>TD</strong> scored o 62½ +105 (best line <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3276&amp;book=ncaaf-heritage-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heritage</a>)</span><br style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);" /> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">Longest TD scored u 62½ -115 (best line <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3211&amp;book=ncaaf-5dimes-props" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5Dimes</a>)</span></td> <td><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">Game total </span><strong style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">odd -125 </strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">(best line </span><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3278&amp;book=ncaaf-bet365-props" rel="nofollow" style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" target="_blank">bet365</a><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">)</span><br style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);" /> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">Game total </span><strong style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">even  +110 </strong><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">(best line </span><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3211&amp;book=ncaaf-5dimes-props" rel="nofollow" style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;" target="_blank">5Dimes</a><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:rgb(250, 251, 250);">)</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p><strong>Key Number</strong><br /> Ohio State has tied a school record by scoring 30-plus points in 12 consecutive games, which is important to consider when making your <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" target="_blank" title="College Football Picks">College Football picks</a>, while its opponent Monday night has won all 36 of its contests when reaching that number over the last three seasons.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/college-football-picks-ohio-state-offense-vs-oregon-defense/52969/" target="_blank" title="College Football Picks: Ohio State Offense vs. Oregon Defense">Buckeyes rank in the top 10 nationally in scoring offense</a>, total offense and rushing, while they’ve also put up 101 combined points in earning victories over Wisconsin and Alabama with No. 3 signal-caller Cardale Jones.</p> <p>Sports bettors will find that the program is 17-2 SU and 12-6-1 ATS when playing teams with a winning record since the start of the 2012 campaign.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Cashing In</strong><br /> Oregon led the country in points off turnover margin at a figure of +141, which can’t be ignored when looking over the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/" target="_blank" title="College Football odds">College Football odds</a>, as every squad that finished with a +130 figure in that category has hoisted the national title trophy in the last 10 years.</p> <p>The Ducks will need their talented freshman class to step up in a big way once again, as the group has accounted for 45.2 percent of its scoring in putting together a 13-1 SU and 10-4 ATS record through 14 games.</p> <p>Over the last two-plus seasons, the team has gone 6-1 SUATS as favorites of 3.5 to 10 points.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Running Game</strong><br /> The Buckeyes ranked second among Power Five conference schools in gaining 163.9 yards per game on the ground in between the tackles—making <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/ncaaf-picks-national-championship-best-player-prop-bets/53182/" target="_blank" title="We include Ezekiel Elliot in our Player Props for today">Ezekiel Elliott one of the more important players to handicap </a>in this matchup at AT&amp;T Stadium.</p> <p>Elliott is the first Ohio State running back to rush for 200-plus rushing yards in consecutive games, with those performances coming against top 10 rush defenses entering those affairs.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Does Experience Matter?</strong><br /> All eyes will be on Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota when this game kicks off, but it’s important to point out that signal-callers with 32 or more starts have dropped five of six national title games dating back to the previous BCS era.</p> <p>Mariota has taken home the MVP award in all four postseason games in his career, while Oregon’s average margin of victory against ranked teams is 26.5 points a contest.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Prediction</strong><br /> I’m going to recommend that readers <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/add-ohio-state-6-your-college-football-picks-vs-oregon/53132/" target="_blank" title="Add Ohio state +6 to Your College Football Picks vs. Oregon">back the Buckeyes as their top NCAAF pick</a>, as they’ve gone 5-0 SUATS as underdogs during the Urban Meyer era.</p> <p><strong>Free College Football Pick: </strong> Ohio State Buckeyes +7 at <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=808&amp;book=Bodoginarticle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bovada/Bodog Sportsbook">Bovada</a></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" frameborder="no" height="140px" id="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" name="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" scrolling="no" src="http://js.sbrfeeds.com/index.php/article?iframeid=iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426&amp;timezone=16&amp;theme=article&amp;line-type=spreadntotals.type=whole-game&amp;odds-type=US&amp;books=19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139&amp;trackers=1409845611531.xml&amp;event-id=406245" style="width:642px;border:medium none;overflow:hidden;"></iframe></p>
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