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Betting preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

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Season win total bets for top 5 CFB teams

ESPN Chalk's Phil Steele breaks down his bets for the season win totals of Ohio State, TCU, Auburn, Baylor and Alabama.

With college football season on the horizon, ESPN Chalk's college football experts -- Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica -- combine to give you betting previews of the top 25 teams, according to the ESPN College Football Rankings. They break down each team's strengths and weaknesses, along with season win total bets and national title odds.

Odds from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Sept. 1.

Ohio State Buckeyes

National title odds: 5-2
Season win total: 11.5


Phil Steele

Strengths: Talent. The Buckeyes have arguably more talent than any other team in the country. I rate eight positions in my magazine, including QBs, RBs, WRs, O-linemen, D-linemen, LBs, DBs and special teams. The Buckeyes' lowest-rated unit is special teams, which ranks 12th in the country. Overall, six of OSU's eight units rank in the top four. The schedule is also favorable.