UPDATE: A new Bovada announcement has given the Buckeyes bleak odds. Falling even further from 18-1 odds of winning the National Championship, the team is now at 40-1. “Michigan State and Wisconsin will now surpass them as favorites for the Big Ten and only time will tell if we are over-adjusting on the Buckeyes, even though they still have a fairly easy schedule,” said Kevin Bradley, sports book manager for Bovada.
News travels fast, especially when it’s concerning the well being of the linch pin of one of the top ranked football teams. Braxton Miller’s MRI results aren’t even back after the Monday afternoon injury that left him on the ground for five minutes after he dislocated his shoulder, and experts are already dropping the odds of a successful OSU season that had previously swirled around the quarterback’s health.
The odds are no longer in Ohio State’s favor. Bovada had previously put the odds of OSU winning the National Championship at 10-1, and as of Tuesday morning, those odds have sunk to 18-1. Vegas has also noted the changing landscape for the Buckeyes and gamblers could previously bet $100 for a National Championship win and win about $1,000, now that same bet / win would get gamblers $2,000.