We all knew Ohio State would be a heavy favorite in each of its next two games, as the Buckeyes will play Maryland and Rutgers before closing the season with Penn State and Michigan. But the spread out of Vegas for Saturday’s game between Ohio State and Maryland is ridiculous.

According to Eleven Warriors — which received the spread from Circa Sports — Ohio State opens Saturday’s game against Maryland as a 44-point favorite. On the road. In a B1G game.

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That is almost unheard of, even in these kind of games.

Ohio State enters Saturday’s game with a perfect 8-0 record and is fresh off an idle week. Maryland is 3-6 on the season, and suffered a 38-7 loss to Michigan. The Terps have dropped six of their last seven games, with the lone victory coming against Rutgers.

In the last seven games, the Buckeyes have covered the spread. The 44-point spread set for Saturday is the largest the Buckeyes have seen in 2019. And it almost certainly ensures that we’ll see an even more ridiculously higher number in two weeks when Ohio State hosts Rutgers.