5Dimes.com released their season win total betting lines this past week for all college football teams.
For the Big Ten, there are a couple of odds that are pretty interesting and would be ones serious betters would be interested in taking.
For people who aren’t aware of how the win total betting works, each team is given a certain number by Vegas and you choose if you think they will win over that amount of games or under.
Here are the predicted win totals for the Big Ten:
1. Ohio State – 11.5
2. Michigan – 9.5
2. Nebraska – 9.5
2. Northwestern – 9.5
5. Michigan State – 8.5
5. Penn State – 8.5
5. Wisconsin – 8.5
8. Indiana – 5.5
8. Iowa – 5.5
8. Minnesota – 5.5
8. Purdue – 5.5
12. Illinois – 3.5
Obviously the first one that jumps out when looking these over is Ohio State at 11.5. Taking the over would mean you’re predicting an undefeated season, which the Buckeyes were able to do in 2012. Can they do it again?
Another interesting line to look at is Northwestern at 9.5. Pat Fitzgerald has done a phenomenal job with the Wildcat program and seems to have them right on the brink of being a Big Ten contender. It is very possible that they could win 10 games this season with their schedule, but it’s still Northwestern, so you never know.
The last one that is interesting is how low Illinois is at 3.5. Things are rough in Champaign and they aren’t looking any better. It is very possible the Fighting Illini won’t win more than three football games this season.