Iowa's over-under for football regular-season wins in 2012 is ....
All the Big Ten numbers are in this post. All of them.
Eight for Iowa, 4.5 for Iowa State.
Here's how it works. You bet in a legal sports book (Nevada is the only state that has such things at this time) that a team will win more or less games than the number posted before the season.
Last year, for instance, the over-under on regular-season wins for Iowa was 8.5. Had you bet the over, you'd have lost. Iowa went 7-5 in the regular-season.
Ohio State 9
Michigan State 8
Penn State 6.5
So, who do you like to go over and who do you like to go under? You need to study the schedules to make this less of a guess. But without doing so I'll make two quick pics on gut feelings. I'll take Illinois under 6 because first-year head coaches of Big Ten teams often (not always, Brady Hoke, but often) have rugged first seasons. And I'll take Indiana over 4 because the Hoosiers have a fairly soft first three games and should begin to make headway under Kevin Wilson.
But looking at all 12 numbers, I see nothing that seems like a great pick. What am I missing?