One conference that regularly features teams with some of the best odds to win the College Football Playoff is the Big Ten. With Ohio State and Michigan regularly leading this conference into College Football Playoff action, this conference is always one to watch when evaluating the happenings in college football. Here, we look at the Big Ten championship betting odds for this season and look at which teams could come away with the Big Ten title.
Big Ten Football Championship Odds:
The college football betting odds for the Big Ten this season feature Ohio State and Michigan as the top-two favorites to win the league. Michigan and Ohio State have won the last six Big Ten championship games dating back to 2017. It is hard to imagine them being unseated this season as there are no standout offensive teams to challenge the top-two in the conference.
There are three other teams inside of 15/1 odds to win the Big Ten, and those teams are Penn State, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Iowa and Wisconsin likely have the best chances to win the conference outside of the Buckeyes and Wolverines, as they have a much more winnable path to Big Ten Championship Game by virtue of playing in the West Division. But the offensive woes for the Nittany Lions, Hawkeyes, and Badgers should prevent them from winning the Big Ten.
Big Ten West Division Odds
There are four different teams that have a realistic chance to win the Big Ten West this season. Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois are all at 10/1 odds or shorter heading into the 2023 season, and any of them could represent the West in the Big Ten Championship Game. But Wisconsin and Iowa are the two teams most likely to finish atop this division, as those teams are a combined 5-1 going into the heart of conference play.
Big Ten East Division Odds
There are only three teams inside of 60/1 odds to win the Big Ten East: Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State. Ohio State and Michigan are both unbeaten so far, but they have both been off to slow starts on offense thus far. For either of these teams to win this division and the conference as a whole, they will need to be more consistent on the offensive side of the ball.
Big Ten Championship Betting & Handicapping
The East Division has won the Big Ten Championship every season since these divisions were announced, back in 2014, and that should continue this season. There is a big gulf in class between Ohio State, Michigan and the rest of the conference, so this season seems easier than usual to call.
Regardless of the lack of parity, the Big Ten is always entertaining and there will be a few surprising results throughout the season. And there will always be questions about whether Ohio State and/or Michigan can make it to the College Football Playoff in addition to winning the Big Ten title.
Big Ten Championship History
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Big Ten Championship Wins
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