Nebraska football odds to win the Big Ten are surprisingly good

The Nebraska football team is hoping to finally break the streak of bad seasons and FanDuel thinks they can do just that.
Nebraska's head coach Matt Rhule looks on from the sideline during the second quarter in the game
Nebraska's head coach Matt Rhule looks on from the sideline during the second quarter in the game / Nick King/Lansing State Journal / USA
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The Nebraska football team is hoping that this is the year. The team and the fans are hoping this is the season where Matt Rhule finally ends the seven year streak of missing a bowl. But there are some people who believe the Cornhuskers could be really, really good this year.

Recently, FanDuel released the odds of every team in the Big Ten of winning the whole thing. While there are some teams that are going to have a harder time than others simply because they've spent quite a bit of time playing in the Big Ten West, there are still a lot of chances for teams like the Huskers to make some noise.

That doesn't mean. that the Nebraska football team is a favorite to win the conference. However, it looks like they have better odds than anyone would expect for a team that was 5-7 in 2023.

The Huskers are, according FanDuel +7500 to win the conference title. That has the Huskers as the 8th best odds to win the Big Ten. Considering there are now 16 teams in the conference, that's probably a bit better than you'd expect from a team that's missed the postseason as often as Nebraska football has.

247Sports laid out exactly why the Cornhuskers have a chance to contend.

Nebraska football odds to win the Big Ten are surprisingly good

"Nebraska could be in for a major jump in 2024 as Matt Rhule continues the rebuild in Lincoln. The Huskers look to snap a streak of seven-consecutive losing seasons and return to a bowl game for the first time since 2016. Five-star freshman quarterback Dylan Raiola likely takes command of the Nebraska offense, which was among the worst in the FBS last season. The schedule gives the Huskers a legitimate chance to start 7-0 before facing several difficult challenges late."

Now it's time to watch and see if the Nebraska football team can pull it off.