Rose Bowl betting has #8 Ohio State facing #7 Oregon on New Year’s Day in a game that can be seen on ABC.
The Ducks are 3.5 point favorites in NCAA football betting with a total of 50.5.
Rose Bowl betting should be exciting as the Buckeyes are making their fifth straight BCS bowl appearance and first trip to the Rose Bowl since the 1996 season. "When you’re undefeated in November, good things are going to happen over the holidays," coach Jim Tressel said. The Buckeyes defense has been excellent all season but they are going to be tested in Rose Bowl betting by an Oregon offense that is very explosive. LaMichael James ran for 1,476 yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging 6.9 yards per carry this season while quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was a duel threat running and throwing the ball. The Ducks averaged 44.4 points in their last 11 games this season.
"That team battled through a lot, but they never doubted themselves," head coach Chip Kelly said. "They are a great group to be around. They know how to fight and fight back and they are a great group to be around."
Rose Bowl betting has Ohio State’s defense allowing just 12.2 points per game this season and they did not allow a 100-yard rusher this season. Rose Bowl betting shows that on offense the Buckeyes are led by quarterback Terrelle Pryor. He completed 55.8 percent of his passes for 1,828 yards, 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Ohio State and Oregon have met seven times in history and the Buckeyes have won each time. Rose Bowl betting indicates that the Buckeyes are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. the Pac-10. The Buckeyes are 4-1 in college football betting in their last 5 bowl games as an underdog.
Rose Bowl betting has the Ducks at 7-3 ATS in their last 10 bowl games.
Five of the last six Ohio State games vs. the Pac-10 have gone under the college football betting total. Five of the last six Oregon games against the Big 10 have gone over. 18 of their last 27 games overall have gone over in college football betting. They have gone under though in five of their last seven bowl games.