Penn State would be second betting choice to win Big Ten West, oddsmaker says
Penn State probably isn’t going to win the loaded Big Ten East in 2016. Offshore sports book 5Dimes lists it at 12-to-1 to win the division and 37-to-1 to win the conference.
But if the Nittany Lions replaced a doormat like Purdue in the West, they’d be the second betting choice at 3-to-1, Las Vegas oddsmaking consultant Tony Sinisi told PennLive.com’s Dave Jones.
Penn State would be the co-second choice with Nebraska, and Iowa would be the favorite at 8-to-5. Wisconsin would be the fourth choice at 7-to-2 in this hypothetical.
Right now, the Hawkeyes are about 3-to-2 to win the East, with the Huskers at just over 2-to-1.
While most books have Penn State well below 3o-to-1 to win the conference in 2016, that’s where Sinisi told Jones he’d put the Nittany Lions.