Ohio State-Indiana has an extra story line this fall as Buckeyes offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson will take on his former team.
However, according to the very early lines released from the Golden Nugget Race & Sports Book in Las Vegas, Wilson may get the last laugh and then some.
Ohio State will visit Indiana in the 2017 season opener in a rare August Big Ten matchup, and the Buckeyes are listed as 20-point favorites over the Hoosiers.
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Along with Ohio State, Michigan also is favored in its season opener, however the Wolverines are expected to play in a much closer game.
Michigan will face the 2016 SEC East division champion Florida Gators on a neutral field in Arlington, Texas, and is listed as a 3-point favorite over the Gators.
The Wolverines will be trying to right the ship against Florida teams in 2017, as they fell to Florida State in the 2017 Orange Bowl, and the Gators are a good team to gauge themselves against.
In other Big Ten lines, Purdue and new head coach Jeff Brohm are listed as 23-point underdogs to Louisville and quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Granted, these lines are extremely early, as teams still have to go through spring practices and other preseason festivities. However, it’s always interesting to see just how Vegas sizes up the Big Ten, no matter how early in the process.