Pac-12, SEC Get Best Bowl Draws Based on Odds
If you take a look at the odds for each of the Bowl Games this year, a pattern quickly emerges. The Pac-12 has the best overage average line across the 9 games at -5.8. The only Pac-12 underdog is Oregon State against Boise State. The SEC has the next best draw, averaging -5.2 in 10 games. Wisconsin is favored over South Carolina, and Auburn is an underdog to Florida State in the BCS Championship Game.
In fact, the Big Ten has a less favorable average line than Conference USA and the MAC. The Big Ten has 7 games and is only favored in 3 of them. Minnesota, Ohio State, and Wisconsin are the only favorites in the Big Ten.
Much was made about the record setting 11 games that the ACC was invited to play in, but outside of Florida State, the games should be a challenge for that conference to come away close to a winning record.
As for Nebraska, they appear to have the toughest draw of match ups in the conference with Iowa vs. LSU a close second. The line usually moves for Husker games as it gets closer and I anticipate it my close a point or so closer than it is right now. January 1 should be a fairly exciting day for the conference, but for the Big Ten to come away with more wins than losses is going to be a challenge.