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Here at OddsChecker, we connect you to the latest Big 10 Conference odds in the NCAAF. A total of 130 participate in the NCAAF’s DI-A FBS division, which makes keeping up with the action all season long a challenge for some sports fans and punters. That’s why we break down the FBS by conference, providing you in-depth insight for all ten groups throughout the season.
Many follow Big 10 Conference betting odds because the conference is home to some of the FBS’s most competitive teams and, by extension, developed football programs. Additionally, the Big 10 is the oldest conference in the FBS. With teams like the Buckeyes, Cornhuskers, and Hoosiers, each season sees some of the most competitive players and coaches battle it out to become a favorite in Big 10 football odds.
Ready to back a future winner in Big 10 Conference odds, but aren’t sure where to get started? Keep reading below for handy tips when it comes to reading Big 10 Conference football odds, understanding the current lines offered from leading sportsbooks, picks from NCAAF analysts, and breakdowns on the Conference’s toughest Midwestern teams.
Those looking to back the future champion of the Big 10 Conference will be placing a futures bet. Futures bets cover the outcome of an event that’s scheduled far in the future, such as odds to win Big 10 Conference. Let’s start from the top and learn how to read betting odds.
Like with moneylines, oddsmakers place a minus (-) sign before the favorite team. Underdogs are labeled with plus (+) signs. The favorite shows what a punter must wager to earn a $100 payout, while underdogs show what a punter stands to win for a $100 wager.
Here’s a quick example of how Big 10 football odds are written:
Ohio State -200
In this example, a bettor needs to wager $200 on the Buckeyes to earn a $100 payout (or wager $50 to earn $25, and so on). A punter would win $900 or $2,000 for wagering $100 on the Badgers or Hoosiers, respectively. Looking to back an underdog? Check out OddsChecker’s free bets section before wagering.
The Big 10 is a big deal in the NCAAF; the success of its teams has led to steeper investments, which has also lent to elevated talent. In other words, the Big 10 Conference is the crème of the crop. However, a few changeups this past offseason are likely to affect each team’s Big 10 Conference odds in the 2021-2022 season.
For those who need a little refresher, the Big 10 Conference is broken down into two sections: east and west. The east is contested between the University of Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers, Maryland, Penn State, Indian, and Ohio State. The west is contested between Northwestern, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Purdue, Illinois, and Nebraska.
The 2020-21 season pushed each team to their limit, but Ohio State found a way to push through the noise. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, a string of graduations in spring means their Big 10 Conference football odds aren’t quite as long as last year. This has opened up the conference for other teams to showcase their rosters and coaches.
Here are the current Big 10 Conference betting odds for the 2021-22 season:
Ohio State -140
Penn State +900
The Hawkeyes weren’t quite able to rescue last year’s stop-and-go season. However, the team has much to look forward to in the coming season with quarterback Spencer Petras looking more confident than ever. Looking ahead, the Hawkeyes need to find a way to activate their defense now that key players from last year, such as Daviyon Nixon and Chauncey Golston, have moved on.
Though rarely a favorite, the Wisconsin Badgers have upset predictions in Big 10 football odds twice in 2011 and 2012. This glow still surrounds the team despite last year’s up-and-down performance. At points, they looked bound for a championship but ultimately failed to capitalize as the season went on. This year, the team is a favorite to take the West Division in Big 10 football odds—but their defense will need to turn up the heat if they want to turn that into a Big 10 championship. Last season, they managed only 11 sacks total.
As mentioned above, pundits and NCAAF fans alike are waiting to see if the Buckeyes’ extended reign in the Big 10 will end. Following the loss of head coach Urban Meyer, Ohio State has also parted with star quarterback Justin Fields, who led them to their fourth consecutive conference title last season. The future is uncertain for the Buckeyes, but pundits still have Ohio selected as the favorite in odds to win Big 10 Conference. Last season, Meyer’s replacement, Ryan Day, posted his second winning record (with zero losses) in the regular season. He’ll likely continue this momentum this season.
The Wolverines had one of the toughest seasons in the Big 10 last year. They couldn’t redirect their losing momentum, while cancellations saw the team’s season end abruptly. Luckily for Michigan, there’s only one direction to go from last season: up. The team has solid options for a quarterback in Alan Bowman, Cade McNamara, and freshman JJ McCarthy. Once the Wolverines have settled on their leading QB, and so long as that choice is solid, the team should be set for a strong regular-season finish.
This season will be a pivotal turning point for the Cornhuskers and head coach Scott Frost. After four seasons, he’s yet to push Nebraska to a strong finish or elevate their odds to win Big 10 Conference. His failures to bring the best out of QB Adrian Martinez and find a way to stop turnovers had serious consequences for the Cornhuskers last season. In order for the Cornhuskers to turn out six or seven wins in the regular season, they’ll need all hands on deck, as well as a few star performances from rookies like Gabe Ervin.
Last year, the Hoosiers provided one of the toughest contests for the Buckeyes. Their surprisingly effective defense caught the attention of fans and pundits. It’s expected to be a prime asset for the Hoosiers this coming season. With quarterback Michael Penix Jr. looking more lethal than ever in terms of pass completion, the Hoosiers are expected to compete for the Big 10 title, as well as battle for the Big 10 West title.
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