We are unfortunately still months away from the next time fans will get to see a regular season college football game.
However, that doesn’t mean that those fans aren’t already thinking about some of the biggest matchups the upcoming season will have to offer.
While the fans are looking forward those matchups, it appears sportsbooks have been thinking about them too.
While there isn’t a ton already on the radar for the non-conference schedule aside from Alabama-Texas, Ohio State-Notre Dame, and Deion Sanders’ debut with Colorado, there is plenty to look forward to during conference play.
Alabama will be out for revenge against a few teams around the SEC as they look to take the SEC West title back from LSU and fight Georgia for title of college football’s best program.
However, there may not be a team in all of college football more in need of some revenge than the Ohio State Buckeyes.
After dominating their rivalry with the Michigan Wolverines for years, the Buckeyes have been blown out in back to back years by the Wolverines, including a loss in front of their home crowd last season.
According to oddsmakers, they may have a tough time avenging those losses.
DraftKings Sportsbook currently has Michigan favored by 2.5 points for the November matchup.
Sportsbooks have been pretty far off on this matchup in each of the last two years with Ohio State favored by a touchdown or more before losing both games by at least 2 TDs.
This year, they’ll be hoping that trend lives on, but that will be dependent in large part on their quarterback play.
While Michigan returns JJ McCarthy after he led them to the College Football Playoff, Ohio State is faced with the difficult task of replacing CJ Stroud.
There is still plenty of time for the perception of this game to change, but for right now, it looks like the expectation is that Jim Harbaugh is expected to collect a third consecutive win over Ohio State.