Preview and predictions for Big Ten football in 2023
Since the Big Ten continues to be one of the best football leagues in the country, it is no surprise that it's also quite competitive.
With some legendary programs and dedicated fan bases, wagering is aplenty. There’s never a bad way to bet on this conference, but if you’re into the future wagering market, now is the time.
Here is a look at the Big Ten Conference ahead of this college season . . .
Favorites No Surprise
Looking at the odds to win the Big Ten in 2023, you will see a pair of prohibitive favorites. Ohio State is priced at 8-5 (+160), Michigan is next at 9-5 (+180), according to Big Ten football odds.
These two programs dominated the league the last few seasons, each is loaded once again. Both the Buckeyes and Wolverines are in the East, making the West more of a crapshoot.
The Penn State Nittany Lions, also out of the East, are next on the board. Happy Valley is priced at 6-1 (+600). There's finally a "Western" team appearing in the wagering, as the Wisconsin Badgers are 13-2 (+650).
Iowa is next at 12-1 (+1200), though the Hawkeyes need to take a big step forward in 2023. Those five teams figure to be substantially better than the other nine in what’s currently a 14-team Big Ten.
Remainder of the Cast
You can't ignore the rest of the teams in the league, especially when taking a wild stab at the board.
Rest of the betting odds to win the Big 10:
Minnesota and Illinois could make the conference title game in Indianapolis, making those odds somewhat enticing. Meanwhile, there's moribund Northwestern, a program in bad shape.
West is Tough
There's a fair amount of intrigue in the West of the Big Ten conference.
Wisconsin is the 11-10 (+110) choice to win, but other schools have some support, as per NCAA football division odds.
Wisconsin is the team to beat in the West, but don't be surprised to see the Illinois Fighting Illini steal the bacon and win this division.
Eyes on Buckeyes
It's no surprise that Ohio State and Michigan are the two best teams in the Big Ten conference, and the November 25th season-ender at Ann Arbor figures to decide the East and (potentially) the championship of the league.
Ohio State gets our vote as best team in the conference. Bet the Buckeyes at 8-5 (+160) to win the Big Ten in 2023.