While all eyes turn to this week’s NFL Draft, WynnBET is back with more win totals ahead of the 2022-23 college football season. After releasing win totals for both SEC divisions earlier this month, WynnBET has moved to Big Ten country.
WynnBET Senior Lead Trader Matt Lindeman and Senior Trader Motoi Pearson shared their initial win totals for the Big Ten East division via a live stream on Sunday, April 24. On this stream, they were joined by WynnBET Traders John Manica and Andy Morrissey.
If you are planning to bet this market, it is certainly worth watching simply for their insight while setting the win totals on each team in the Big Ten East.
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WynnBET is taking up to $2,000 on all of these win totals right now, but they do expect to increase that limit to $5,000 at some point this summer. You can bet on these win totals at WynnBET's online sportsbook.
Let’s take a look at these opening numbers and see if there is any immediate value.
Big Ten East Win Totals
Opening odds at WynnBET:
Ohio State: 10.5 wins (Over -250/Under +200)
Michigan: 9.5 wins (Over +120/Under -140)
Michigan State: 8 wins (Over -110/Under -110)
Penn State: 7.5 wins (Over -110/Under -110)
Maryland: 6 wins (Over -110/Under -110)
Indiana: 4.5 wins (Over +130/Under -150)
Rutgers: 3.5 wins (Over -150/Under +130)
All odds as of Monday, April 13.
These Numbers Will Move Quickly
On the SEC West win totals show, Lindeman admitted that they were going to make mistakes because they were earlier than everyone else on these prices. That means they will react to the market, so expect these numbers to move quickly.
Arkansas’ win total was a perfect example of that. WynnBET opened Arkansas at over/under 6.5 wins, with the over actually juiced to +120. I recommend betting the over in my write-up from that show, and I know I wasn’t the only one that was ready to back the Razorbacks. Within a few hours, the line flipped to plus-money on the under.
As of April 25, Arkansas' win total is still 6.5 wins. But the over is priced at -170, while the under has a value of +150. Jump on these numbers right away if you see a good price.
Ohio State Leads The Way
Unsurprisingly, the Buckeyes have the best win total with an over/under of 10.5 victories. The Buckeyes, who went 11-2 last year, bring back plenty of firepower and appear to be a legitimate national championship contender.
Quarterback C.J. Stroud is back for Ohio State after being a Heisman candidate a year ago. He completed 71.9% of his passes for 4,435 passing yards to go along with 44 touchdowns and six interceptions. Stroud is my early pick to be the top selection in the 2023 NFL Draft, and he is in for a big season with the Buckeyes.
Even though OSU is losing key players in the receiver room, they have plenty of talent expected to replace those NFL guys. Jaxon Smith-Njigba famously snagged 15 receptions for 347 yards and three scores in a 48-45 victory over Utah in the Rose Ball back on Jan. 1.
Ohio State is slated to face nine teams that made a bowl game last year, though six of those contests will take place at home.
One Bet To Consider
Michigan State exceeded expectations during a 11-2 campaign in 2021, which included a victory over rival Michigan. This feels like one of those times where you blindly bank on regression, so taking under 8 wins at -110 value seems like the best initial bet.
Bud Elliott of 247 Sports projected seven wins for Michigan State in 2022, which is probably a better prognostication for this squad. The fact that you only lose this under by the Spartans winning nine games makes it even more appealing, particularly when you consider what they have to replace.
Gone is running back Kenneth Walker III, who accumulated 1,636 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on 263 carries. MSU brought in Wisconsin transfer Jalen Berger, who was a top-150 recruit out of high school before being dismissed by the Badgers. But the Spartans also expect to have turnover on the offensive line, which is a unit that has a bigger impact on the running game than the RB.
Michigan State was on the right side of a lot of close games in 2021, and that seems unlikely to be replicated during a 2022 schedule that includes a road tilt with Washington on Sept. 17. Best-case scenario for the Spartans is an 8-win season, but I could easily see them losing some of these toss-up contests to finish with six or seven victories instead.