Nov 26, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) celebrates the touchdown run during the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
- College Football head-to-head win totals are live for some of the nation’s top programs
- Michigan is a -115 favorite to have more wins than arch rival Ohio State
- Check out our favorite head-to-head win totals to bet below
It’s not hard to make the argument that Ohio State vs Michigan is the biggest rivalry in college football. The only thing players, fans and alumni enjoy more than seeing their program win, is watching the other school lose.
The arch rivals meet only once during the regular season. That creates one enjoyable betting opportunity to determine which program is better, but there’s a need for another.
Enter the college football head-to-head win totals market. Over at DraftKings sportsbook, you can wager on who will have more regular season wins between the Buckeyes and Wolverines, in addition to a plethora of other h2h matchups featuring the nation’s top schools.
Ohio State vs Michigan Head-to-Head Win Totals
As for the Ohio State vs Michigan rivalry, online sportsbooks are giving the slight edge to the Wolverines in the head-to-head win totals market.
Most Regular Season Wins – Ohio State vs Michigan
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Michigan is a -115 favorite, but you can certainly argue that number isn’t short enough. For starters, recent history favors the Wolverines. After dropping five straight to the Buckeyes, Jim Harbaugh’s team has ripped off back-to-back convincing victories.
That’s helped propel the Wolverines to consecutive College Football Playoff appearances, and a perfect 12-0 regular season in 2022. Michigan grades out seventh in returning production heading into the 2023 campaign. They have stability and experience at the QB position with top-seven Heisman odds candidate J.J. McCarthy, and the country’s best RB duo (Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards).
247Sports most talented position rooms in College Football:
WR: Ohio State
— College Football Report (@CFBRep) July 18, 2023
They’ve been top-13 in defensive efficiency in each of the last two seasons, and this year’s unit is expected to be among the best in the country once again. The Wolverines also have a slightly easier strength of schedule than Ohio State, in large part due to the fact that they get to host the Buckeyes in the regular season finale.
As for Ohio State, yes they’re loaded at the skill positions with Marvin Harrison Jr. and TreVeyon Henderson, but they still don’t have a starting quarterback. Both Kyle McCord and Devin Brown are up for the job, but McCord didn’t dominate in spring ball, while Brown sat out with an injury.
Despite the QB question marks, the Buckeyes are still expected to be elite offensively. The issue is on the other side of the ball. Ohio State has finished inside the top-20 in defensive SP+ just once in the last six years, and lost four of their top-six secondary pieces from 2022. In the past two games against Michigan, they’ve surrendered a total of 87 points.
Pick: Michigan Wolverines (-115)
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Clemson vs Florida State Head-to-Head Win Totals
No matter where you look, it seems like Florida State is a trendy sleeper in the National Championship odds. They ended 2022 on fire with a six-game winning streak, have a top-10 returning production ranking, and a top-20 recruiting class.
Most importantly they have a game-changer at QB in dual-threat Jordan Travis. Despite an abundance of talent, however, online sportsbooks refuse to make them a favorite over Clemson in the head-to-head win totals market.
Most Regular Season Wins – Clemson vs Florida State
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Both programs have identical -110 odds to finish with more wins. Each team has a projection of 10 victories in the CFB win totals, but there are signs pointing to value on the Tigers.
Clemson has a significantly easier strength of schedule grade. The Tigers’ toughest test will come versus Florida State, in a game they get to host. Their only other top-20 matchup comes against Notre Dame, in a game they also get to play at home.
The Seminoles meanwhile, start the season with a clash versus LSU, who rank sixth in the preseason top-25. Florida State not only has to go to Clemson in late September, but they also travel to Gainsville in November to face a Florida program that grades out 18th per ESPN’s FPI.
Speaking of FPI, it projects the Tigers for two more victories than the Seminoles, and a 24% chance to make the College Football Playoff, compared to only a 4% chance for Florida State.
The Tigers are coming off a down season, but even in a year where they regressed, they still captured a seventh ACC Championship in the past eight seasons.
New Clemson Offensive Coordinator Garrett Riley on Cade Klubnik:
“He’s got a flat out elite skill set. There’s no doubt about it.” pic.twitter.com/CmnGfSCkPw
— Marc Ryan (@MarcRyanOnAir) July 18, 2023
Clemson will be much stronger at the QB position with blue chipper Cade Klubnik, and should get a boost offensively from new OC Garrett Riley. He just helped lead TCU to the National Title Game, and made Max Duggan a Heisman Trophy finalist.
The Tigers’ defense is loaded with returning production, and projects to be a top-15 unit. Both schools are very evenly matched, but an easier schedule combined with the luxury of hosting their toughest games gives Clemson the edge.
Pick: Clemson Tigers (-110)
As SBD’s resident Swiss Army Knife, Chris covers virtually every sport including NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, NCAAB, NCAAF and the Olympics. A true grinder, he’d rather pick off small edges in the player props market than swing for the fences with a 5-leg parlay.
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