Before the start of the College Football 2022 season, we covered Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines’ chances of winning the Big Ten championship.
At the time, most sports books had Michigan listed no higher than +600 to win the big ten championship game, 2nd overall at the time.
Michigan State was looking at a +2500 to +2800 chance of winning the big ten title before the start of the season, sitting in 7th.
Ohio State University was around -225 to win the Big Ten championship title before the season.
Since then, the Michigan Wolverines have had a great start to the season, mainly thanks due to their easy schedule. MSU, with its much more difficult schedule, is in the middle of week after week of tough matchups. Michigan State is currently 2-2 heading into game 5. The Wolverines are 4-0 after facing four unranked teams to begin the season. With the first couple of games concluded, sportsbooks have Michigan and Michigan State ranked 2nd and 8th overall to win the Big Ten championship.
Ohio State University remains at the top of all sports books in Michigan to win the big ten, with Michigan closely behind.
Wolverines are right on OSU’s heels
The Wolverines have started the season strong with a 51-7 victory over CO State during the season opener. Coach Jim Harbaugh led the team to 3 additional victories, putting the team at 4-0. Most sports books still have the University of Michigan as the second most likely to win the Big Ten championship. Both OSU and Michigan are also listed in the College Football Rankings poll, with OSU in the #3 position and the Wolverines in the #4 position. The only other big ten state currently ranked in both polls is Penn State at #11.
DraftKings currently have OSU listed at -270, with the Michigan Wolverines not far behind at +475.
If Michigan were to have a chance at the Big Ten championship, the team would have to defeat Ohio State when they face off in Columbus, Ohio, on November 26th.
It’s still too early to tell where Michigan is at this year, as the team hasn’t had any notable victories yet this season, despite being 4-0. OSU is also undefeated this season and took down Notre Dame, who was ranked when the team’s played but has since been demoted.
Both teams will a chance to show what they’re made of soon, as Michigan takes on Penn State on October 15th, and OSU takes on MSU and Penn State in the coming weeks.
Michigan State Big Ten Odds
Michigan State currently sits #8 to win the Big Ten championship this season. Leading into the season, MSU had a +2500 to +2800 chance to win the Big Ten championship. Since then, the team’s rankings have lowered slightly on the odds boards. The team would likely be ranked even higher had they pulled off an upset against either Washington or Minnesota. Contrary to the Michigan Wolverines Football schedule, MSU has a much more difficult season ahead, with the next four games likely proving challenging for the team. MSU plays Maryland (Oct 1st), Ohio State (Oct 8th), Wisconsin (Oct 15th), and Michigan (Oct 29th) for their next four games.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Ohio State is getting the overwhelming majority of the bets, with Michigan in second. Within Michigan state lines, sportsbooks are seeing Michigan and MSU leading the pack in total handle, however.
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