College football betting odds: Big Ten Week 1 games

In the college football betting odds for Week 1 games, the Michigan-Florida game is one of the more interesting lines to watch this week.

In a matchup of the No. 11 and No. 17 teams in the preseason polls, the Wolverines are a 3.5-point favorite over the Gators, according to offshore oddsmaker  MyBookie. In other Week 1 games for the Big Ten’s top teams, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin are huge favorites against Indiana, Akron and Utah State, respectively.

Only three Big Ten teams are underdogs this week — but they’re all huge underdogs. Maryland (+18) at Texas, Purdue (+24) vs. Louisville in Indianapolis and Rutgers (+27.5) vs. Washington are all looking for the huge upsets.

Besides the Michigan-Florida game, Illinois is in the Big Ten game with the smallest line. The Illini are favored against Ball State, but only by 7.5 points. Iowa is the next closest at -11.5. However, the Hawkeyes are facing a Wyoming team led by NFL draft prospect Josh Allen.

The biggest line belongs to Penn State. After winning the Big Ten Championship Game a season ago, the Nittany Lions open up against Akron. Penn State is favored by 30.5 points with the over at 63.5 thanks to the Nittany Lions’ powerful offense featuring QB Trace McSorley and RB Saquon Barkley.

Still, most of the Big Ten games have clear favorites. Of the 13 games, seven have lines of at least 20 points. No. 2 Ohio State is even a 20.5-point road favorite at Indiana on Thursday.

Note: All odds are from MyBookie.

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College football betting odds: Big Ten Week 1 games

Thursday, Aug. 31

Teams MyBookie Line MyBookie Over Time (ET) TV Channel
Buffalo at Minnesota Minnesota -24.5 50 7 p.m. Big Ten Network
No. 2 Ohio State at Indiana Ohio State -20.5 57.5 8 p.m. ESPN

Friday, Sept. 1

Teams MyBookie Line MyBookie Over Time (ET) TV Channel
No. 8 Washington at Rutgers Rutgers +27.5 52 8 p.m. FS1
Utah State at No. 9 Wisconsin Wisconsin -27.5 48.5 9 p.m. ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 2

Teams MyBookie Line MyBookie Over Time (ET) TV Channel
Akron at No. 6 Penn State PSU -30.5 63.5 12 p.m. ABC
Maryland at No. 23 Texas Maryland +18 56 12 p.m. FS1
Ball State at Illinois Illinois -7.5 58 12 p.m. Big Ten Network
Wyoming at Iowa Iowa -11.5 52.5 12 p.m. Big Ten Network
Bowling Green at Michigan State MSU -17 56.5 12 p.m. ESPNU
No. 11 Michigan vs. No. 17 Florida (Arlington, Texas) Michigan -3.5 45 3:30 p.m. ABC
Nevada at Northwestern Northwestern -23.5 58.5 3:30 p.m. Big Ten Network
No. 16 Louisville vs. Purdue (Indianapolis, Ind.) Purdue +24 67.5 7:30 p.m. Fox
Arkansas State at Nebraska Nebraska -17 47 8 p.m. Big Ten Network

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