Big times for the Big Ten? After placing two teams in the College Football Playoff, eternal rivals Michigan and Ohio State, the conference will look to send a team to the National Championship game for the first time since 2021. In addition to those two, Penn State and Wisconsin will open the season in the Top 25, looking to punch their way to the conference championship game in Indianapolis.
All across the conference, Heisman Trophy candidates will be in action. Will Marvin Harrison Jr. (+1800), Kyle McCord (+2200), Blake Corum (+3000) or Drew Allar (+2500) be one of the lucky few to strike the Heisman pose in December?
How will the conference look this fall, and what should bettors know before Week 1?
We have everything you need to know to bet on the Big Ten ahead of the 2023 season here.
Big Ten as national title-winning conference (+290)
A +290 line has implied odds of 25.6%; per SP+, Big Ten teams (mostly Ohio State and Michigan, obviously) have combined odds of about 34%, lower only than the SEC's. It seems like there's some value there, even if the individual title odds for either OSU (+750) or Michigan (+800) aren't particularly favorable. -- Bill Connelly
Notable game lines
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The Buckeyes had an average spread of -25.5 last season (largest in FBS) and went 6-6-1 ATS.
The Hawkeyes had an average total 38.2 points last season, lowest of all 131 FBS teams (4-9 O/U record)
The Wildcats have had 12 straight seasons with at least 50% of games going under the total (longest active streak in Power 5)
Big Ten teams have an average total of 50.3 (second-lowest in FBS behind the Mountain West)