Big Ten Football Championship Odds: Wolverines Seeking Back-To-Back Big Ten Titles

Michigan has trailed Ohio State all season long in the conference race but is now in firm control after handing the Buckeyes a 45-23 defeat last weekend. We break down the Wolverines' title chances in our Big Ten conference odds below.

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2022 2:37 PM ET Read Time: 4 min
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Ohio State looked like it might return to the top of the Big Ten, but Michigan — for the second year in a row — had other plans.

The crushing defeat removes Ohio State from the running and puts the Wolverines in prime position to repeat as Big Ten champions. 

We break it all down in our season college football odds to win the Big Ten conference

Odds to win the Big Ten championship

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Michigan Wolverines (-650)

In 2021, Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan Wolverines finally overcame some of their Big Ten demons, with the aforementioned 42-27 victory over Ohio State en route to their first conference title since 2004.

History repeated itself in 2022, dominating the Buckeyes in Columbus 45-23, winning the Big Ten East, and securing a spot in the Big Ten title game against Purdue. 

This team has proven to be even better than last year's on both sides of the ball and is now just one more win away from securing a Top-2 seed in the CFP. 

Purdue Boilermakers (+550)

The Big Ten West is far from a gauntlet of a division, but this year sees the Purdue Boilermakers in the title game. 

Purdue used three straight wins at the end of the regular season to rise above the chaos at the top of the division, finishing 8-4 overall and 6-3 in Big Ten play. 

Even with a familiar face in Aidan O'Connell under center, it would take close to a miracle for this team to take down the big bad Wolverines this weekend. 

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Understanding college football futures odds

Sportsbooks release college football futures odds pretty much as soon the clock hits zero in the previous season's national championship game. There are many ways to wager on NCAA football futures but we'll use picking the outright winner of the national championship — definitely the most popular — as our example.

During the offseason and preseason, you'll be able to get a plus-money price on basically any team in the nation as there is so much uncertainty around what will happen next year.

NCAA football championship odds will usually look like this:

  • Alabama Crimson Tide +125

This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to win $125 if the Crimson Tide win the national title. If it's close to the end of the regular season and there is a particularly dominant program, you might see that a team is has a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds. 

  • Georgia Bulldogs -145

This means that if you bet on Georgia you would need to bet $145 to profit $100 if the Bulldogs won the championship.

Of course, futures odds are a fluid market. They can change every day based on news, injuries, suspensions, transfers, etc. In college football there generally isn't too much movement in the futures market during the offseason, but once the season begins, look for huge changes week-to-week based on wins and losses.

All the odds seen above are in American format. Should you find decimal format or fractional format easier to read, simply convert the odds with our easy-to-use odds converter tool.

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