Although it’s called the Big Ten, 14 teams play in the conference. In 2018, the Big Ten should be the most competitive conference in college football, which is why the NCAAF Betting enthusiasts should be very interested in this piece. Check out five 2018 NCAA Football betting predictions for the Big Ten.
Prediction #1: Ohio State will lose 3 games during the regular season
The Buckeyes are a good football team. Even if Urban Meyer doesn’t coach Ohio State in 2018, they will challenge for the Big Ten East Division. Ohio State’s schedule is tough, though.
The Buckeyes have road games at TCU, Penn State, Purdue, and Michigan State. They should lose to Penn State and Michigan State. TCU can beat Ohio State. So, can Purdue this season. Michigan can also upset Ohio State.
Prediction #2: Michigan State will win the Big Ten East Division
Michigan State returns 10 starters on offense, including the entire offensive line. The Spartans return 9 starters on defense. Michigan State went 10-3 for the season. They went 7-2 SU in the Big Ten. The Spartans were only a game behind Ohio State.
The only tough road game is at Penn State on Oct. 13. If MSU can get by the Nittany Lions, they must then beat Michigan and Ohio State at home to win the division.
Prediction #3: Michigan will beat Ohio State in Columbus
Last season, Ohio State beat Michigan 31 to 20 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This season, Jim Harbaugh’s team will beat Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan’s defense should be one of the top units in the nation. Michigan’s offense should be much better this season than last season.
Jim Harbaugh knows he must beat Ohio State. That’s all he must do. He will this season.
Prediction #4: Wisconsin won’t win the Big Ten West Division
Wisconsin’s offense should be one of the best units in the nation. The Badgers must rebuild their defense. That’s why they won’t win the division. Northwestern, Iowa, Purdue and even Nebraska have a chance at upsetting Wisconsin.
Prediction #5: Nebraska will cover ATS in their Big Ten away games
Nebraska’s new coaching staff should make the Cornhuskers competitive. They won’t win more than 5 or 6 games SU. They should win at least 7 games ATS. Nebraska will cover in their 5 Big Ten road games versus Michigan, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Iowa.
College football bettors shouldn’t wager on Nebraska on the moneyline. Bettors should take the points when Nebraska is the underdog. The Cornhuskers figure to be underdogs in most of their games this season.
Last 10 Big 10 Champions
- 2017: Ohio State
- 2016: Penn State
- 2015: Michigan State
- 2014: Ohio State
- 2013: Michigan State
- 2012: Wisconsin
- 2011: Wisconsin
- 2010: Michigan State/Wisconsin
- 2009: Ohio State
- 2008: Ohio State/Penn State
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