Bovada sets B1G stats over-unders, odds

August, 13, 2014
Aug 13
1:45
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Do you think Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will match or eclipse last season's rushing total of 1,609 yards? Is Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller capable of another 36-touchdown season?

Have a good feeling about the Big Ten's rushing or passing leader? Well, you will want to grab your wallet and read on.

Bovada has set over-unders on several key Big Ten statistical milestones for the 2014 season.

Let's check 'em out:
  • Miller's total passing yards: 2,095.5 (last season: 2,094 yards)
  • Miller's total rushing yards: 850.5 (last season: 1,068)
  • Miller's total rushing and passing touchdowns: 32.5 (last season: 36)
  • Gordon's total rushing yards: 1,554.5 (last season: 1,609)
  • Gordon's total rushing touchdowns: 14.5 (last season: 12)
  • Stefon Diggs' total receiving yards: 950.5 (last season: 587*)
  • Diggs total receiving touchdowns: 6.5 (last season: 3*)

*Diggs appeared in only seven games last season because of injury

Bovada also sets odds on the Big Ten's top statistical races:

Rushing yards

Gordon: 1/1
Jeremy Langford, Michigan State: 3/1
David Cobb, Minnesota: 13/4
Tevin Coleman, Indiana: 7/2
Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska: 4/1

Rushing touchdowns

Langford: 2/1
Gordon: 9/4
Coleman: 5/2
Abdullah: 11/4
Cobb: 15/4

Receiving yards

Shane Wynn, Indiana: 2/1
Devin Funchess, Michigan: 9/4
Diggs: 5/2
Devin Smith, Ohio State: 3/1
Kenny Bell, Nebraska: 13/4

Receiving touchdowns

Funchess: 7/4
Smith: 9/4
Wynn: 11/4
Diggs: 13/4
Bell: 7/2

It's interesting that Bovada's over-under rushing total for Gordon is lower than his 2013 total -- despite the departure of James White -- though he's still the best bet to lead the Big Ten in rushing. The oddsmakers also see a rushing yards drop-off for Miller, who has eclipsed 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons.

Abdullah could be a good bet for rushing leader (not touchdowns leader, as Imani Cross takes some away from him), and the receiving yards race looks totally wide open.

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