The College Football Playoff is the biggest and most prominent college football event of the year, and Saturday night’s matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Georgia Bulldogs might be the most high-profile matchup of the season. As a result, it’s generating quite a buzz in the betting markets with a few influential bettors and high-stakes bets shifting the game’s betting line.
The consensus betting line opened with Georgia as a 6.5-point favorite nearly a month ago and the vast majority of bets placed on the game are on Georgia to cover the spread. But despite the public support, the line has actually shifted toward Ohio State thanks to a late surge from some high-rolling bettors, as ESPN gambling reporter David Payne Purdum points out.
— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) December 31, 2022
Ohio State-Georgia line continues to drop, with influential bettor siding with the underdog #Buckeyes. Georgia has gone from consensus -6.5 to -5.5 in the last 24 hours,” David Payne Purdum said in a Tweet.
A few minutes later, Purdum followed up with another Tweet, revealing that the line had shifted even further in Ohio State’s direction and that
“Consensus line: Ohio State vs. Georgia -5, 62. @CaesarsSports reports taking a $110,000 bet on the #Buckeyes +5.5, per @TheMaxMeyer,” Purdum said.
The game between Ohio State and Georgia kicks off at 8 p.m. We’ll see which bettors are correct.