Surprise, Surprise, Ohio State is Once Again Favored to Win the Big Ten

By 11W Staff on July 12, 2018 at 12:32 pm
Urban Meyer celebrates his team's Cotton Bowl win over USC.

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Bovada released college football conference championship odds today and the Buckeyes are once again favored to win the Big Ten.

The sports book gives Ohio State 3/2 odds (an implied 40% probability) to win the Big Ten football championship this season, ahead of Wisconsin at 14/5. Michigan at 11/2, Penn State at 6/1 and Michigan State at 10/1 round out the league's projected top five.

Odds to win the Big Ten Football Championship
Division Team Odds   Divison Team Odds
WEST WISCONSIN 14/5   EAST OHIO STATE 3/2
WEST IOWA 40/1   EAST MICHIGAN 11/2
WEST NEBRASKA 40/1   EAST PENN STATE 6/1
WEST NORTHWESTERN 50/1   EAST MICHIGAN STATE 10/1
WEST PURDUE 80/1   EAST INDIANA 250/1
WEST MINNESOTA 90/1   EAST MARYLAND 250/1
WEST ILLINOIS 800/1   EAST RUTGERS 800/1

Illinois and Rutgers bring up the bottom of the pack at 800/1 odds to win the conference.

Breaking the odds out by division, the Big Ten East is shaping up to be the bone-rattling thunderdome we expect it to be, with four of the league's best team's according to Bovada.

Ohio State appears with 21/20 odds to win the Big Ten East, while Wisconsin is the heavy favorite at 4/9 to win the Big Ten West.

Last summer, Ohio State opened slightly higher at 5/6 to win the Big Ten.

Other league favorites, per Bovada:

  • AAC: Central Florida (7/5), Memphis (5/2)
  • ACC: Clemson (1/2), Miami (11/5)
  • Big 12: Oklahoma (7/5), Texas (3/1)
  • MAC: Ohio (5/2), Northern Illinois (13/4)
  • Pac-12: Washington (21/20), USC (9/2)
  • SEC: Alabama (5/7), Georgia (13/4)

 

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