Big Ten Championship Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The Big Ten Conference features 14 teams this season. Here is a look at the odds to win the conference title in 2014.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Ohio State is favored to win the Big Ten, as it has 10/11 odds. Other short odds to win are Michigan State (4/1), Wisconsin (9/2) and Nebraska (11/2).
Ohio State went 12-2 last season and 8-0 in the Big Ten, but lost to Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Buckeyes have plenty of talent back this year, led by quarterback Braxton Miller, who is a Heisman frontrunner.
Michigan State went 13-1 last season and 8-0 in the Big Ten. The Spartans won the Big Ten last season and have played in the title game two times in three years. MSU loses some key pieces on their top-ranked defense, but the offense should improve with quarterback Connor Cook returning along with running back Jeremy Langford. Langford had 1,422 yards and 18 touchdowns last season.
Wisconsin was 9-4 last season and 6-2 in the Big Ten. The Badgers should continue to be strong on offense behind running back Melvin Gordon, who rushed for 1,609 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013.Wisconsin won the first two Big Ten Championship games.
Nebraska was 9-4 last season and 5-3 in the Big Ten. Head coach Bo Pelini is a bit on the hot seat to make this team a winner this year, but they have to replace some key positions, including quarterback. However, they do have Ameer Abdullah back at running back. He rushed for 1,690 yards last season. Nebraska has never won the Big Ten title, but lost in the title game in 2012.
For a complete look at each team to win the 2014 Big Ten Championship, see below
2014 Big Ten Championship Odds
Ohio State 10/11
Michigan State 4/1