Buckeyes Overwhelming Betting Favorites to Win Big Ten in 2020

Ohio State Big Ten Champions

It is a day that ends in -y, which means BetOnline has released something else to bet on, and today if you have, say, $9 laying around, you can wager it on Ohio State to win the Big Ten. Because the Buckeyes are such heavy favorites, however, you would only win $4 in return.

At 4/9 to win the Big Ten, Ohio State is the decided favorite to win the conference in 2020. The second-best odds belong to Michigan at 7/2, followed by Wisconsin at 9/1, and then Penn State at 10/1. Big Ten West teams Nebraska and Iowa are both at 16/1.

The only team in the nation with better odds to win their conference than Ohio State is Clemson, who is a 1/6 favorite to win the ACC. Miami at 15/2 has the next-best odds.

Despite the loss of starting quarterback Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma is the odds-on favorite to win the Big XII at 4/5, just ahead of Texas at 3/2.

Ohio State non-conference opponent Oregon is the 5/2 favorite in the Pac 12, followed by USC at 11/4.

Speaking of non-conference opponents, Buffalo has the second-best odds at 4/1, right behind Ohio at 13/4. Bowling Green has the worst odds in the MAC at 100/1.

In the SEC, Alabama returns to their pedestal as a 5/6 favorite, followed by the Burrow-less LSU Tigers at 11/4.

The biggest underdogs on the list are Georgia Tech, Rutgers, Arkansas, and Vanderbilt, all at 250/1. So, if you feel good about Rutgers, you can drop $10 on them and when Greg Schiano and his Scarlet Knights shock America and run through the Big Ten, you can cash in a cool $2,500.

You can check out all of the odds for each conference below.


Ohio State                    4/9

Michigan                       7/2

Wisconsin                     9/1

Penn State                    10/1

Iowa                             16/1

Nebraska                      16/1

Minnesota                     25/1

Michigan State              33/1

Indiana                          40/1

Illinois                           50/1

Maryland                       50/1

Northwestern                 50/1

Purdue                          50/1

Rutgers                         250/1


Central Florida              5/4

Memphis                       9/4

Cincinnati                      3/1

Navy                             14/1

SMU                             14/1

Houston                        16/1

Temple                         25/1

Tulane                           28/1

South Florida                50/1

Tulsa                            80/1

East Carolina                 100/1


Clemson                       1/6

Miami (FL)                     15/2

North Carolina               10/1

Virginia Tech                 12/1

Florida State                 16/1

Virginia                         20/1

Louisville                      28/1

Pittsburgh                     28/1

Wake Forest                 40/1

NC State                       50/1

Duke                            66/1

Syracuse                      66/1

Boston College             80/1

Georgia Tech                250/1


Oklahoma                     4/5

Texas                           3/2

Oklahoma State            6/1

Iowa State                    12/1

Baylor                           16/1

West Virginia                 16/1

Kansas State                25/1

TCU                              28/1

Texas Tech                   40/1

Kansas                         100/1


Western Kentucky         2/1

Florida Atlantic              3/1

UAB                             4/1

Louisiana Tech              11/2

Marshall                        11/2

Southern Miss               6/1

Middle Tennessee          25/1

Charlotte                       28/1

Florida International       28/1

North Texas                  40/1

Rice                              66/1

Old Dominion                100/1

UTSA                            100/1

UTEP                            150/1


Ohio                             13/4

Buffalo                         4/1

Central Michigan           4/1

Ball State                      6/1

Miami (OH)                    8/1

Toledo                          8/1

Western Michigan          8/1

Kent State                     12/1

Eastern Michigan          16/1

Northern Illinois             20/1

Akron                           100/1

Bowling Green               100/1


Boise State                   1/2

San Diego State            13/4

Air Force                       9/2

Utah State                    12/1

Colorado State              14/1

Wyoming                      25/1

Fresno State                 28/1

Hawaii                           28/1

Nevada                         50/1

San Jose State              50/1

UNLV                            66/1

New Mexico                  150/1


Oregon                         5/2

USC                             11/4

Washington                   3/1

UCLA                            4/1

Utah                             9/2

Arizona State                14/1

California                      20/1

Stanford                       20/1

Arizona                         25/1

Colorado                      80/1

Oregon State                80/1


Alabama                       5/6

Louisiana State             11/4

Georgia                        3/1

Florida                          6/1

Auburn                          14/1

Texas A&M                   16/1

Tennessee                    66/1

Kentucky                      100/1

Mississippi State           100/1

Missouri                        100/1

Ole Miss                       100/1

South Carolina              100/1

Arkansas                      250/1

Vanderbilt                     250/1


App State                     1/2

Louisiana Lafayette       9/4

Arkansas State              14/1

Troy                              14/1

Georgia Southern          16/1

Georgia State                22/1

Coastal Carolina            25/1

UL-Monroe                    40/1

South Alabama             50/1

Texas State                  66/1

3 Responses

  1. And, of course, there is no explanation whatsoever as to why MeatChicken was given the 2nd best odds. We all know how it turned out last year when many picked them either as the favorites or 2nd favorites. As an ancient history prof, I can tell you that the most amusing thing in history is seeing when people did not learn from the mistakes of their predecessors. Let’s see how it works out this time.

  2. Assuming the season actually happens. Just received an email from OSU athletics informing me that the NCAA has told universities to develop contingency plans for the cancellation of football season. They are surveying all season ticket holders to see if we want our money back or if we will let the university keep it in advance of the 2021 season. Really??

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