Best Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Prop Bets

Best Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Prop Bets

Sam Frohman
5 months ago
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The Ohio State Buckeyes will host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the first game of the season this Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. 

The Buckeyes open up as 17 point favorites against the Fighting Irish even though Notre Dame is ranked fifth in the country. The Buckeyes are the second-ranked college football program in the nation currently.

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Both teams are expecting big things this season but it appears like oddsmakers are backing the Buckeyes big in Columbus. College Gameday will start the season off in Columbus since this is the biggest game of the week. It will be interesting to see how these two teams come out in their first game of the season.

Let’s look ahead at the best game props for the game between Notre Dame and Ohio State.

Best Game Prop Bets

Ohio State To Score First and Win (-179)

I like the Buckeyes to come out hot in the first game of the season and take the first punch against the Fighting Irish. The only hard part of the bet is them scoring first. They will win this game no matter what, so if the Buckeyes are able to score first, then you will win this bet.

The Buckeyes offense will be unstoppable this year behind CJ Stroud’s arm. He will be a front runner for the Heisman this season and will need to start off his quest for this award in game one.

First Team to Reach 40 - Buckeyes (+104)

The only thing I am worried about for the Buckeyes is their defense, but their offense will put up points in this game. If the oddsmakers are expecting the Buckeyes to win by 17 or more, then they are expecting a lot from their offense.

The Buckeyes were able to hit this mark nine times last season and I don’t think that the Irish under first year head coach Marcus Freeman will be able to keep up with this prolific offense. This is a bold pick, but if this is a shootout, Ohio State will easily hit this mark.

Total Points 1st Half Under 30.5 (-118)

I think there are two ways that you can win this bet. Either both teams come out rusty and take a little bit to get into the swing of things or Ohio State will be dominant from the start and keep the Irish from scoring the amount of points to kill this bet.

I think that both teams may struggle at the start of the season as they both are trying to figure out their chemistry with their new team. I like the Buckeyes to win big in the end, but the start won’t be as smooth as they would like.

Conclusion

I like the Buckeyes to win this one big, but the 17 point spread is quite the margin for a team to win in the first game of the season in a top five matchup. I am surprised that the oddsmakers made this spread so big, but they obviously see something in this Ohio State team that may be special enough to take them to the National Championship.

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