With conference and national championship implications on the line in Columbus, games don’t get much bigger than the showdown between Ohio State and Penn State this week.
This week's Big Ten schedule is highlighted by a clash of undefeated teams in Minnesota and Penn State and a do-or-die matchup between Iowa and Wisconsin.
Betting one game or one half at a time can be a wild ride. If you place wagers on the entire season you can extend that ride until March. These picks should give you a few tickets to cash before Selection Sunday.
You have to give Michigan credit for finally showing up in a big game last week against Notre Dame. Granted, the sloppy conditions were a nice bonus for the Wolverines, as they followed their blueprint for success in playing lights out defense, running for 303 yards, and allowing the questionable Shea Patterson to only throw 12 times. That’s a winning formula for Jim Harbaugh’s club.
Week 9 features a number of consequential matchups in the Big Ten, including Wisconsin looking to bounce back as they head into the Horseshoe and Jim Harbaugh looking to finally capture a signature win against the Fighting Irish.
Most college football teams are entering the second half of their seasons in Week 8, and we will look to exploit some favorable matchups.
Last time we bet against Penn State on the road, the Nittany Lions went to College Park and embarrassed Maryland 59-0 in front of a hostile, sold-out crowd. Although Kinnick in prime time is a different beast, James Franklin has done an unbelievable job to reestablish the proud Penn State program among the elite in college football.
It's another tricky set of matchups in the Big Ten this week, headlined by the Michigan State-Ohio State clash at the Horseshoe in prime time
After an up (4-1 in Week 1) and down (1-5 in Week 2) start to the season, we swept the board with our picks last week, going a perfect 5-0 with the Illinois +380 moneyline right there for the taking. Let’s put last week in the rear view and focus on the task at hand with the Big Ten games this weekend.
A trio of unbeaten (and perhaps surprising) teams—California, Minnesota and Wake Forest—are in the spotlight in Week 5. We will back two of them and fade the other in our four pack of picks.