NCAA Football Las Vegas Odds: Wisconsin Badgers Big Ten Favorite
Monday, August 13, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
There are six teams in the Big Ten's Leaders Divisions, but because of sanctions only four of them are eligible to win that division title this season. And of those four teams it's Wisconsin Badgers that is pegged as the big favorite on the NCAA Football Las Vegas Odds at Bovada Sportsbook.
Both Ohio State and Penn State are ineligible to win the Big Ten conference championship game this season and can't advance to postseason play. That has Wisconsin, which won the Leaders Division last season, sitting alone as the big favorite to win that title again.
The Badgers are pegged as the -500 favorites on the NCAA Football Las Vegas Odds at Bovada Sportsbook to win the Big Ten Leaders Division this season. Wisconsin went 6-2 against Big Ten teams and 11-3 overall last season, winning the conference's title game by a 42-39 score over Michigan State. The Badgers also went 7-7 against the spread in the 2011 season.
Illinois is then at +550 odds to win the Leaders Division, with Purdue at +800, and Indiana back at +2000. Illinois and Purdue both ended up 7-6 overall last season, with the Boilermakers 4-4 in conference play and the Fighting Illini just 2-6. Indiana went 1-11 overall in 2011 and winless through eight games against Big Ten teams.
On the overall Big Ten title odds at Bovada Sportsbook Wisconsin is tied with Michigan at 9/5 odds to claim the conference crown, with Illinois (18/1), Purdue (30/1), and Indiana (65/1) well back on that list.
The Badgers are also listed at 40/1 on the odds to win the BCS Championship Game this season, and they were ranked No. 12 on the USA Today Preseason Poll released at the start of August. Three other Big Ten teams were also part of that poll, with Michigan at No. 8, Michigan State at No. 13, and Nebraska at No. 16.
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