Penn State football: An update on the 2022 pre-season conference odds compared to the past seven seasons.

It’s May, which means there’s no time like the present to think about the things that happen in September, and for any gambler in your life, there’s no time like the present to think about ways to lose money betting on the future.

BetOnline odds makers, though, released their latest iteration of the Conference Preliminary Championship odds on Monday afternoon. Those odds will be updated several times as the summer goes by and things change across the college football scene, but early on it’s still a good idea of ​​where Vegas and others think teams might finish when the season is said and done.

For Penn State, the Nittany Lions opens in a fairly predictable position with fourth best odds in the Big Ten. This basically reads as Bovada believes Michigan will be a little better than Penn State after assuming that Ohio State would win the whole thing and Wisconsin getting the batting opportunity by being the best team in the Western Division.

In general, this is in line with most recent seasons in Pennsylvania – assuming Ohio is the best in the Big Ten and then combining Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania will rock the rest of the first four seasons. , Pennsylvania has gone against the odds in the past. Here’s a look at the pre-season odds since 2016.

NCAA Football 2022 season odds of winning the Big Ten Championship (as of May)

  • Ohio State 1/2
  • Wisconsin 10/1
  • Michigan 11/1
  • Pennsylvania 12/1

It will come down to Shaun Clifford, the line of attack and defense reloaded. Penn State will be inherently better than most teams in the Big Ten in terms of talent and experience, but is that good enough to finish third in the Big Ten East?

NCAA Football 2021 season odds of winning the Big Ten Championship (as of May)

  • Ohio State 2/3
  • Wisconsin 8/1
  • Michigan 17/2
  • Pennsylvania 17/2

Penn State entered the 2021 season with promises but there may have been more questions than some fans would care to admit. This team is better than their ultimate record, but your record is your record.

NCAA Football 2020 season odds for winning the Big Ten Championship

COVID-19 has already changed the odds on a weekly basis before the season starts, so this has simply been omitted.

NCAA Football 2019 season odds of winning the Big Ten Championship (as of August)

  • Ohio State 7/4
  • Michigan 1/2
  • Nebraska 8/1
  • Michigan State 12/1
  • Pennsylvania 12/1

Penn State finished this year 11-2 and was much better than anyone expected. However, the Nittany Lions also lost their two biggest games of the year, so “better than most but not elite” isn’t a wholly unfair assessment of the odds here – even if 12/1 turns out to be a bit longer than it actually is.

2018 NCAA Soccer Season Odds for Winning the Big Ten Championship (As of July)

  • Ohio State 3/2
  • Wisconsin 5/14
  • Michigan 11/2
  • Pennsylvania 6/1

Trace McSorley’s Trace McSorley team ended up not as good as people expected, but the loss of Saquon Barkley and a host of other complementary talents didn’t quite help the cause.

2017 NCAA Football Season Odds of Winning the Big Ten Championship (as of July)

  • Ohio State 5/6
  • Wisconsin 15/4
  • Michigan 11/2
  • Pennsylvania 11/2

In hindsight, it’s a little surprising that those odds weren’t any better considering how many members of the 2016 squad came back in 2017. However, Michigan was expected to do very well and Ohio State was expected to be even better. So, in many ways, this speaks more about the quality of Big Ten East than it does about underestimating Pennsylvania. The 2017 season will always bring a lot of “what if?” for the program.

2016 NCAA Football Season Odds of Winning the Big Ten Championship (As of September)

  • Ohio State 8/5
  • Michigan 1/2
  • Michigan State 7/1
  • Iowa 15/2
  • Nebraska 9/1
  • Wisconsin 16/1
  • Pennsylvania 20/1

Nobody expected 2016 to come, certainly not after Pennsylvania lost to Pete and Michigan blew up their doors. After the struggles in 2014 and 2015, it was only fair that we didn’t see much in Pennsylvania that year. Boy was everyone mistaken, and then again the Nittany Lions didn’t see this in themselves until the middle of the year.

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