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Vegas gives Michigan third-best odds to win Big Ten

Las Vegas thinks the Wolverines have a great chance to win the conference in 2018.

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In just a few short weeks, fall camp starts up and the 2018 college football season gets underway.

Who’s ready?

One of the most loaded and competitive divisions in the country will again be the Big Ten East. The powerhouses in the division will likely be Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan State. A spot in the Big Ten Championship is always tough in the East.

Sportsbook West gate Las Vegas released some odds on Sunday, and Michigan is a 4-to-1 favorite to win the Big Ten, just behind Ohio State and Wisconsin.

Michigan starts Big Ten play hosting Nebraska Sept. 22. The Wolverines begin the toughest stretch of their season on Oct. 13 against Wisconsin, followed by a road trip to Michigan State on Oct. 20, a bye week and then a home game against Penn State.

One of the biggest hurdles Michigan has come up short in the last few years is road game wins against ranked teams. The Wolverines will have a chance in the first week at Notre Dame to start with a win over a likely top-20 ranked Irish team.

Michigan last won the Big Ten outright in football in 2003 and has not played in the conference championship game since it began in 2011.

Buckle up. The season is almost here and it will be a wild ride.