Las Vegas likes Ohio State’s chances in 2017.
The Buckeyes’ over/under win total is set at a Big Ten-best 10 games, according to odds released by CG Technology. This comes after news in March that Ohio State is the early betting favorite to bring home the 2017 Big Ten title.
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Here’s where each Big Ten team stands:
Ohio State — 10 games
Wisconsin — 9.5
Penn State — 9.5
Michigan — 9
Iowa — 6.5
Michigan State — 6.5
Nebraska — 6
Indiana — 5.5
Not listed: Northwestern, Maryland, Rutgers, Illinois, Minnesota, Purdue
Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State are expected to compete for the Big Ten East title this season, with Michigan likely the underdog due to the Wolverines’ loss of talent to the NFL draft — especially on defense.
Ohio State also had several players drafted, but is not facing the same reload. Penn State and Wisconsin met in last year’s Big Ten championship game, and with an over/under of 9.5 for each, oddsmakers aren’t shying away from the possibility of a rematch.