2014 bowl game Vegas lines have Big Ten underdogs in all 10 Big Ten games

Check out all of the lines and over/unders for this year’s bowls below

The initial lines for all of the 2014 college football bowl games are out, and while we now have an idea of how Vegas expects each team to do this postseason, it also gives us an idea of how Vegas expects bowl season to go for each of the conferences.

The Big Ten is likely to face some heat once again. The conference isn’t expected to win a game this postseason, according to Vegas, while the SEC is expected to win at least 75 percent of its games.

Bowl performance is not necessarily indicative of a conference’s strength. For one, non-power conferences often pit their best teams against the worst bowl eligible teams in power conferences, so the MAC is not a better conference than the Big Ten if it has a better winning percentage.

While the Big Ten is (probably) not going to lose every one of its bowl games this season, its mid-tier teams have failed to live up to the hype in recent years. For the league’s reputation to change, teams like Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota are going to need to represent against the SEC, just like the league’s top tier is going to need to have respectable showings. If not, the lines will continue to look like this each year.

For updated spreads throughout bowl season, visit Odds Shark.

Bowl Favorite Spread Underdog Over/Under
New Orleans Nevada 1 Louisiana-Lafayette 61
New Mexico Utah State 11 UTEP 50.5
Las Vegas Utah 4 Colorado State 58
Famous Idaho Potato Western Michigan 3 Air Force 55.5
Camellia Bowling Green 1.5 South Alabama 55
Miami Beach Memphis 1 BYU 56.5
Boca Raton Marshall 11 Northern Illinois 61.5
Poinsettia Navy PK San Diego State 56.5
Bahamas Western Kentucky 1.5 Central Michigan 65
Hawaii Fresno State 2 Rice 59
Heart of Dallas Louisiana Tech 4 Illinois 61
Quick Lane North Carolina 3 Rutgers 65.5
St. Petersburg Central Florida 3 NC State 49
Military Cincinnati 3.5 Virginia Tech 49
Sun Arizona State 9 Duke 59.5
Independence Miami PK South Carolina 59.5
Pinstripe Boston College 2.5 Penn State 39
Holiday USC 4 Nebraska 62
Liberty West Virginia OFF Texas A&M OFF
Russell Athletic Clemson OFF Oklahoma OFF
Texas Arkansas 5 Texas 45.5
Music City LSU 7.5 Notre Dame 52
Belk Georgia 7 Louisville 58.5
Foster Farms Stanford 13 Maryland 49
Chick-Fil-A TCU 3 Ole Miss 56
Fiesta Arizona 4 Boise State 69
Orange Mississippi State 7 Georgia Tech 59.5
Outback Auburn 6.5 Wisconsin 61
Cotton Baylor 1.5 Michigan State 70
Citrus Missouri 6.5 Minnesota OFF
Rose Oregon 8.5 Florida State 71
Sugar Alabama 9 Ohio State 58
Armed Forces Pittsburgh 2 Houston 53
TaxSlayer Tennessee 3 Iowa 52.5
Alamo Kansas State 2.5 UCLA 59
Cactus Washington 5 Oklahoma State 55.5
Birmingham Florida 7 East Carolina 57.5
GoDaddy Toledo 1 Arkansas State 66

And if things went as expected, these would be the conference records:

Conference Favored Underdog Pick/Off Favored percentage
Pac-12 7 1 0 0.875
SEC 9 1 2 0.833
American 3 2 0 0.600
MAC 3 2 0 0.600
C-USA 3 2 0 0.600
Big 12 3 2 2 0.571
MWC 3 3 1 0.500
ACC 3 6 2 0.364
Independents 0 2 1 0.167
Big Ten 0 10 0 0.000
Sun Belt 0 3 0 0.000

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