Wed 08/07/2015 - 19:56 EDT

College Football Conference Previews: Big Ten

College Football Conference Previews: Big Ten

Odds To Win The Big Ten

Ohio State 1–2

Michigan State 13–4

Wisconsin 8–1

Michigan 12–1

Nebraska 12–1

Penn State 15–1

Minnesota 18–1

Iowa 25–1

Rutgers 40–1

Maryland 50–1

Illinois 60–1

Indiana 60–1

Northwestern 60–1

Purdue 100–1

Most Likely Team To Win: Ohio State

The Ohio State Buckeyes’ enter the 2015 season with a problem all other NCAA programs would be envious of, three high-quality starting quarterbacks. While one is likely to transfer before the season starts (most likely the senior Braxton Miller), the remaining two will be in fierce competition to start. Whoever wins the starting job will be a favourite to win the Heisman, along with Buckeyes running back Ezekial Elliot. The Buckeyes’ roster features another talented player primed to make a serious run at a prestigious award. Defensive end Joey Bosa was a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year) in 2014, but had to settle for the runner-up spot. He enters 2015, not only as a front-runner for the award, but could even land himself a spot in the top-5 in the 2016 NFL draft. The Buckeyes have a large percentage of their championship roster returning and are not just gearing up to win the conference but have a spot in the National Championship once again.     

A Sleeper Team That Could Surprise: Minnesota

Even though it is very unlikely any team challenges the Buckeyes for the conference title, some teams can over perform and get a chance to play in a more meaningful bowl game. One of those teams is the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

After exceeding expectations in 2014, the Gophers look to take another step forward and challenge for the Big Ten West title. The strength of the unit, its talented and fast striking secondary, has 4 seniors returning, including All-Big Ten cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun. The pass rush of the Gophers, averaging over 2 sacks a game in 2014, will help generate pressure and force poor passes into the strong secondary. The keys for the Gophers’ to get over the hump will be better pass protection and higher production in the passing game. Junior quarterback Mitch Leidner, a competitor with legendary toughness and strong running skills, will need to be more efficient in the passing game and take fewer hits. The passing game will gain the service of 4 red-shirt freshmen to help Leidner increase his numbers from 2014. The offensive line will remain the big question mark on the team.    

Category : Betting Picks

Tag : betting , buckeyes , College Football Conference Previews , minnesota golden gophers , ohio state buckeyes

More articles...
Betting Picks - 10/08/20
UFC 252 Odds And Picks: Miocic And Cormier Complete Trilogy of Heavyweight Title Bouts 

Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will add their names to the list of legendary trilogies in UFC history as they clash for a third time with the promotion's world heavyweight title on the line in UFC 252 on Aug. 15th at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Cormier knocked out Miocic in the first round to win their first bout. Miocic scored a fourth-round TKO of Cormier in the rematch.

Betting Picks - 15/07/20
NFL: Best Bets And Top Picks For The 2020-21 Season 

Check out the picks for the available futures available at the main sportsbooks.

Betting Picks - 07/07/20
UFC 251: Trio Of Title Fights On Tap 

Dana White promised fireworks when UFC made its bow on Fight Island, and he has delivered on that promise. Three world title belts will be on the line at UFC 251 on July 11 when the promotion gathers for the first time on the private island in Abu Dhabi that they will call home for the month of July. UFC will contest three other cards on the island later this month.

Betting Picks - 30/06/20
Nathan's Famous Hot-Dog Contest Odds: Chestnut, Sudo A Cut Above The Rest 

July 4th in the USA is about fireworks, apple pie, the flag, and if you happen to be on stage at Nathan's Famous Restaurant in Brooklyn, N.Y., cramming as many hot dogs as you can down your gullet.

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is as much a staple of America's Independence Day as any other patriotic celebration. And let's face it, what's more American than eating too much on a holiday?