San Diego State Aztecs vs. Ohio State Buckeyes: College Football Week 2 Picks and Betting Odds
San Diego State Aztecs vs. No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes
Saturday, 9/7/13, 3:30 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: Ohio State -28.5
Current Betting Line: Ohio State -27.5
Opening Total: 53.5
Current Total: 54.5
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
San Diego State hits the road for the first time during the 2013 campaign, as it looks to bounce back from a 40-19 setback to Eastern Illinois as 14-point home favorites last Saturday, while going UNDER the betting total of 65.5. The Aztecs have lost all three previous meetings with the Buckeyes, with the aggregate score in the series being 70-31. The program has had recent success on the road, winning three straight six of its last eight games away from Southern California. San Diego State is 5-4 ATS as underdogs the last two-plus seasons, which can’t be ignored when making your college football betting picks Saturday.
The Aztecs lost 23 straight games against Top 25 foes from 1997 to 2009, but they’ve gone 2-4 in their last six opportunities in that situation. Under current head coach Rocky Long, San Diego State is 5-2 in games following a loss in the same season. Junior quarterback Adam Dingwell passed for a career-high 318 yards last week, while senior wide receiver Colin Lockett caught eight passes for 98 yards. It’s important to point out that the squad is 2-13 lifetime against current members of the Big Ten Conference, including an 0-10 mark on the road.
Ohio State enters the game with the nation’s longest winning streak at 13 games, as it picked up a 40-20 season-opening victory over Buffalo as 34-point home favorites last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total of 55.5. The Buckeyes are 67-7 at Ohio State since the start of the 2002 campaign, as they attempt to improve to 2-0 for the fourth consecutive season. Head coach Urban Meyer is 43-4 SU in his career in games played in August/September, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college football odds page.
The Buckeyes are 7-1 all-time against current members of the Mountain West Conference. Ohio State had seven players that made their first career starts last time out, while it continues to be led by the play of quarterback Braxton Miller. The junior has compiled a 17-6 record as a starting signal-caller, entering this contest with 3,376 career passing yards.
Sports bettors will likely back the Buckeyes due to their 37-18-1 ATS record in their last 56 games.
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