Badger Bits: 2013 college football win total betting lines released

Stephen Dunn

More Vegas talk -- will you be betting on or against the Badgers?

Season win total betting lines are out for the 2013 season, thanks to 5Dimes.com. Here's the full list, and below you can find some of the Big Ten odds. How about Wisconsin at 8.5?

SCHOOL WINS
1. Ohio State 11.5
2. Michigan 9.5
2. Nebraska 9.5
2. Northwestern 9.5
5. Michigan State 8.5
5. Penn State 8.5
5. Wisconsin 8.5
8. Indiana 5.5
8. Iowa 5.5
8. Minnesota 5.5
8. Purdue 5.5
12. Illinois 3.5

The most glaring line to me is Northwestern's 9.5 I'm heavily tempted to take that under, though I imagine everyone will be. Otherwise, would you bet on Ohio State going undefeated? Which of the 8.5 win teams are most likely to exceed that: Michigan State, Penn State or Wisconsin?

One potential upset pick if you're feeling sort of ballsy: Indiana. If they handles Missouri in its non-conference finale, the Hoosiers very well could enter Big Ten play already 4-0. Home games loom vs. Minnesota (also homecoming) and Illinois in the first two weeks of November, and those very well could put Indiana over the hump.

Oh, and #PoorIllinois.

LINKS:

SB Nation's Peter Berkes has a great FAQ on the Big Ten's upcoming bowl lineup. It's a great read if you're looking for some clarity on the fancy, new cycle that's supposed to make the Big Ten even more of a national brand.

Likely the big college football news for today and the foreseeable future: the NCAA will release its findings on the whole Oregon-Willie Lyles thing today. Follow this StoryStream for all the updates.

2013 College Football Belt predictions, if you're into alternate-reality prognostication.

Bill Connelly is up to the Big 12 for his in-depth season predictions. I'd argue that with these, you don't even need to buy a preseason magazine this year. Plus, you know, they're free.

adidas is taking Nebraska's Blackshirts tradition to a whole new level, and the results are awesome:

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