The Big Ten and Mountain West Make Their 2020 College Football Betting Debut
This Saturday’s college football betting board at Bovada is the biggest of the year. That is because it contains games for both the Big Ten and Mountain West conferences. They delayed the start of their seasons due to coronavirus concerns. With the proper health and safety protocols in place, they are now ready to go. The Big Ten starting play is the biggest news as a major conference. This has already impacted the latest AP Top 25. Now, let’s discuss the Big Ten and the Mountain West as they make their 2020 college football betting debut.
What Are The Best Bets As The Big Ten and Mountain West Make Their 2020 College Football Debut?
The Ohio State Buckeyes are the highest-ranked Big Ten team at No. 5. They will start their season at home against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. BetOnline has the Buckeyes favored by 26 ½ points with the total set at 67 ½ points.
Penn State Nittany Lions Square Off Against Ohio State On Saturday
Next in the national rankings at No. 8 is the Penn State Nittany Lions. They are expected to be Ohio State’s toughest test in pursuit of a conference championship. The Lions will be on the road this Saturday as seven-point favorites against the Indiana Hoosiers. The total line for that game is 59 points.
The Illinois Fighting Illini at the No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers will be the first Big Ten game this season. Friday night’s matchup at 8 p.m. (ET) is available on the Big Ten Network. Betting lines have the Badgers favored by 19 ½ points at home with the total set at 51 ½ points.
In this Saturday’s lone Big Ten matchup between ranked teams, No. 18, Michigan is on the road against No. 21 Minnesota. Game time on Saturday night is set for 7:30 p.m. on ABC. BetOnline has the Wolverines favored by three points on the road. The total line for this game is set at 55 points.
Looking ahead at the Big Ten schedule, next Saturday, Oct. 31 offers a pair of exciting showdowns. At 12 noon on the undercard, Michigan State will be on the road against Michigan to renew that bitter in-state rivalry. That game will air nationally on FOX.
At 7:30 p.m. on Halloween night, Ohio State faces Penn State in this traditional border war. That game will be broadcast nationally on ABC.
The Mountain West starts to play this Saturday with no representation in the AP Top 25. However, traditional conference power Boise State has a good chance to make an immediate impression on voters. The Broncos are 16 ½-point home favorites against Utah State with a 53 ½-point total line. That game starts at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports 1.
Nevada will be at home against Wyoming as a 4 ½-point underdog. Fresno State opens its season as a four-point home favorite against Hawaii.
With these two conferences joining the fold, only the Mid-American and Pac-12 remain idle in NCAA Division IA football. As the only idle major conference, the Pac-12 is planning to start its schedule in early November.
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