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Are The Buckeyes A Good Bet For The 2024 Title?

Ohio State’s spring football practice is set to get underway on Tuesday and thoughts to the 2023 season are heavy on the minds of Buckeye Nation as fans hope their favorite team can breakthrough and get past the semifinals of the CFP and win the final year of the four-team playoff.

It would be fitting with Ohio State winning the first four-team playoff season of 2014 with wins over Alabama and Oregon en route to the program’s latest national championship.

With the growth of legal sports wagering as the state of Ohio has joined the ranks of many other states, futures bets on items such as the 2024 National Champion, Heisman winner and other bets are being talked about more and more.

To little surprise, the same top teams of most years are atop the odds for eventual national champions, even with the top three teams in the rankings all lacking a returning starter at quarterback.

We picked up an odds sheet from Caesar’s Sportsbook last week and the Buckeyes find themselves with the third best odds of any team in the nation at +650. That means that a 100-dollar wager would payoff 650-dollars of winnings if you were to bet on the Buckeyes and the Buckeyes were the last team left standing.

Ohio State only trails Georgia (+280) and Alabama (+500) on the futures board.

Team Money Line
Georgia Bulldogs+280
Alabama Crimson Tide+500
Ohio State Buckeyes+650
USC Trojans+800
Michigan Wolverines+1200
LSU Tigers+1400
Clemson Tigers+1600
Florida State Seminoles+1800
Notre Dame Fighting Irish+2000
Texas Longhorns+2000
Penn State Nittany Lions+2200
Tennessee Volunteers+2200

Three Big Ten teams and one future Big Ten team make it into the top-12 of the odds with the SEC holding down four spots of current schools and one future school with Texas set to join the SEC for the 2024 regular season.

The odds start to get a little longer as you work your way down the Big Ten with Rutgers at the bottom of the list at +100000.

TeamMoney Line
Ohio State Buckeyes+650
Michigan Wolverines+1200
Penn State Nittany Lions+2200
Wisconsin Badgers+6000
Iowa Hawkeyes+10000
Minnesota Golden Gophers+15000
Illinois Fighting Illini+20000
Nebraska Cornhuskers+20000
Maryland Terrapins+30000
Michigan State Spartans+30000
Northwestern Wildcats+30000
Purdue Boilermakers+30000
Indiana Hoosiers+50000
Rutgers Scarlet Knights+100000

Big Ten play starts on August 31st as Nebraska and Minnesota kick things off with a Thursday evening game. Ohio State opens its season on September 2nd with a trip to Indiana in league play.

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