Ohio State-USC National Championship Game Odds at Pinnacle Sportsbook
by Pinnacle Sportsbook - 11/27/2006
Although the BCS Championship Game is still over one month away, college football fans and members of the media have been debating which teams deserve the opportunity to play for the national championship for weeks. After beating archrival Michigan in their regular season finale, Ohio State secured their spot atop the BCS rankings and earned the right to play in the title game.
Meanwhile, Saturday night's win over Notre Dame moved USC to number two in the BCS, leapfrogging previously second-ranked Michigan. With the Trojans needing only to beat cross-town rival UCLA to qualify for the BCS Championship Game, Pinnacle Sportsbook became the first sportsbook in the world to offer a betting line on a potential national title game match-up between USC and Ohio State.
The largest sports betting site on the Internet, Pinnacle Sportsbook first posted the betting line on USC and Ohio State meeting in the January 8th BCS Championship Game only minutes after the Trojans defeated Notre Dame Saturday night. Pinnacle Sportsbook originally opened the game with Ohio State listed as a 4.5 point favorite, but after only one day of betting, the line has already moved and the Buckeyes are now favored by 5.5 points over the Trojans. The oddsmakers have also posted the over/under line on the total amount of points scored in the potential USC-Ohio State BCS Championship Game which is currently listed at 53 points.
'The convincing 20 point victory over Notre Dame pushed USC into the second spot in the rankings, and barring an upset by 13.5 point underdogs UCLA this Saturday, the Trojans will be playing in its third consecutive BCS title game against undefeated Ohio State on January 8th,' said Simon Noble of Pinnacle Sportsbook. 'Although Pete Carroll's Trojans have posted three consecutive wins over ranked teams, Ohio State will enter the BCS Championship Game with an unblemished record and the top spot in the rankings. If early betting is any indication, our players appear to believe that the Buckeyes will capture their second national title under head coach Jim Tressel.'
For more information and a complete list of odds, please visit Pinnacle Sportsbook.