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2012 Big Ten College Football Futures Predictions

The Big Ten is one of the legendary college football conferences and has provided bettors with value for decades. Though they’ve been plagued by scandals and suspensions in the past, they’ve got some seriously talented teams this year.

College football futures bettors know that the Big Ten teams have huge national fan bases that can drive some pretty interesting betting lines. To keep up with constantly changing odds, no matter where you are, we recommend downloading an iPad sports betting app for catching up with all the latest line movement.

Big Ten College Football Futures Betting Odds

• Michigan +180
• Wisconsin +200
• Nebraska +350
• Michigan State +700
• Illinois +2000
• Iowa +2000
• Northwestern +3500
• Purdue +5000
• Indiana +6500
• Minnesota +10000

Wisconsin Badgers Picked to Win Big Ten Championship

Wisconsin (11-3,7-2, 8-6 ATS) has been slowly moving back up the Big 10 pecking order and this year could be their turn to take the title.

Last year they dominated most conference opponents, despite losing to Michigan State (11-3, 7-2, 10-4 ATS) and Ohio State (6-7, 3-5, 6-7 ATS). Road woes this year are one of their biggest concerns, especially since they face off against Nebraska (9-4, 5-3, 4-8-1 ATS) and Michigan State. The Cornhuskers are itching to avenge last season’s 48-17 loss to the Badgers, making this a must-win game for Wisconsin. Remember, Nebraska was just a 10-point underdog in that game.

UW has some real firepower in the hands of Maryland transfer QB, sophomore Danny O’Brien (150-266, 1648 yds, 10 INT). O’Brien’s numbers may not seem impressive until you consider that he only played in seven games. The Badgers have 11 returning starters and a friendly schedule.

The Wisconsin Badgers (+200) are our pick for the 2012 Big 10 championship.

Michigan Has A Tough 2012 College Football Schedule

The Michigan Wolverines (11-2, 6-2, 7-4-1) have been improving over the past few seasons thanks to some clutch play by QB Denard Robinson (142-258, 2173 yds, 20 TDs, 15 INT) and RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (187-1-91 yds, 16 TDs). Robinson’s a double threat who holds six Big Ten rushing records. Last season he ran 221 times for 1349 yds and 16 TDs.

The only thing holding the Wolverines back this year is a brutal schedule that starts off with Alabama in week one. Road games at Notre Dame, Nebraska and Ohio State down the line will likely knock MU out of contention. Futures bettors are getting +180 odds at most online sportsbooks for a Wolverine Big 10 championship, but we don’t see that happening.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Potential Spoilers in Big Ten

Bo Pelini and the Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-4, 5-3, 4-8-1 ATS) just haven’t been able to return to the top echelons of college football they once occupied in their Big 12 days. But with a few breaks, that could change this season.

This year they face Ohio State (6-7, 3-5, 6-7 ATS) and Michigan State (11-3, 7-2, 10-4 ATS) on the road, but draw Michigan (11-2, 6-2, 7-4-1) and Wisconsin (11-3,7-2, 8-6 ATS) in the friendly confines of Memorial Stadium.

Watch for them to seriously contend for the Big Ten Championship.

Betting on the Big Ten in 2012

Big time programs like the kind you find all over the Big Ten can present college football bettors with real challenges. That’s because their huge national fan bases tend to drive lines that can seem pretty high. Don’t be fooled by those -30 and -35 lines, even top teams rarely cover those massive spreads. That’s why a program like Nebraska winds up 9-4 SU and 4-8-1 ATS.

Remember, objective research and line shopping are the fundamentals of any sports betting strategy. US bettors can always find great odds on Big Ten games through their smartphones at BetOnline Mobile, one of the only online sportsbooks that takes US players’ action.

Futures Betting Predictions for the 2012 Big Ten Season

• Best Bet: Wisconsin Badgers +200

This article was written by Jess

Jess is the editor of MobileSportsBetting.com. His job duties include everything nobody else is doing, and making sure it all gets done on time. When he gets a chance, Jess loves to write about NFL, MLB, Formula 1, and tennis betting.

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