There are now less than 10 weeks to go until Northwestern kicks off its 2015 season against Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Ryan Field, but even before spring turned to summer, the college football activity in Las Vegas — and all over the internet — had already begun. Some Vegas and offshore sportsbooks have already posted betting odds for the 2015 season, from win total over/unders to individual game odds and more.
Here are some early odds:
The first Nevada sportsbook to release win total over/unders for 2015, CG Technology set the over/under for Northwestern regular season wins at 6, with the over at -140. That means the over is more likely — you must bet $140 on the over to win $100.
European online sportsbook 5Dimes has set the over/under for Northwestern regular season wins at 6.5, with the under at -150. That means you must bet $150 on the under to win $100.
Individual game lines
5Dimes has released lines for Northwestern's first four games against FBS opponents:
Stanford (-13) at Northwestern
Northwestern at Duke (-4)
Ball State at Northwestern (-14)
Minnesota (PK) at Northwestern
Big Ten title odds
5Dimes has released money lines for the Big Ten title, and has Northwestern at 80/1, meaning you can bet $100 to win $8,000.
5Dimes also has Northwestern at 27/2 to win the Big Ten West, meaning you can bet $100 to win $1,350.
Here is the full set of 5Dimes Big Ten odds:
Sportsbook.ag has also recently released Big Ten title odds, and Northwestern is at 50/1, meaning you can bet $100 to win $5,000. By comparison, Iowa, Penn State and Minnesota are all at 25/1, while Illinois, Indiana and Maryland are at 100/1.
Here are all of Sportsbook.ag's Big Ten odds: