Big Ten Football Spreads

Here are my preseason spreads for every Big Ten game, based on my preseason power ratings, in which Illinois in nearly a touchdown favorite four times. They could get to five wins and buy Lovie another year. They should be 3-0 when I make the trek north for the Nebraska game. Let’s hope I don’t tailgate enough I forget I’m suppose to be cheering for the home team. It has happened before. Sorry Clark.

And if Michigan does not get Ohio State this year, they probably won’t under Jim Harbaugh. Ohio State has the better schedule, but that season finale is in Michigan this year, with a new, yet uber talented, QB and a new coach for the Buckeyes. I think Michigan is about a point better than Ohio State this year, and that game is in Michigan. But, Michigan was favored last year and the Buckeyes housed them hardcore. It is possible they are undefeated when they meet. As an over bettor, I hope so. Michigan will be favored in every game this year, with at Wisconsin and at Penn State as their only road challenges. They get Notre Dame and Michigan State at home. Ohio State is a touchdown favorite in every game but the finale. I have Penn State as slightly better than Michigan State, but the Spartans with a better record due to schedule.

The West is more wide open. Any of the top four could win it, and the fifth team is the defending champion. I have Minnesota and PJ Fleck ranked fourth in the league, but favored in nine games, while the number two and three teams are each favored in only eight.

Once again, the spread record is not a season win total prediction, just the number of games they are favored or underdogs.

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Big Ten East

MichiganSpread
Middle Tenn St-32.90
Army-23.45
at Wisconsin-4.32
Rutgers-33.02
Iowa-11.06
at Illinois-24.28
at Penn St-1.98
Notre Dame-5.99
at Maryland-19.02
Michigan St-8.49
at Indiana-13.50
Ohio St-3.59
Spread Record12-0
Ohio StSpread
Florida Atlantic-25.67
Cincinnati-14.77
at Indiana-12.19
Miami Ohio-30.55
at Nebraska-8.55
Michigan St-7.07
at Northwestern-12.06
Wisconsin-8.28
Maryland-21.62
at Rutgers-27.81
Penn St-5.72
at Michigan3.59
Spread Record11-1
Penn StSpread
Idaho
Buffalo-29.12
Pittsburgh-15.62
at Maryland-14.16
Purdue-15.30
at Iowa-1.88
Michigan1.98
at Michigan St1.02
at Minnesota-4.92
Indiana-13.66
at Ohio St5.72
Rutgers-28.76
Spread Record8-4
Michigan StSpread
Tulsa-25.06
Western Michigan-18.80
Arizona St-10.80
at Northwestern-7.16
Indiana-11.80
at Ohio St7.07
at Wisconsin1.89
Penn St-1.02
Illinois-22.13
at Michigan8.49
at Rutgers-22.91
Maryland-16.92
Spread Record9-3
IndianaSpread
vs. Ball St-18.79
Eastern Illinois
Ohio St12.19
Connecticut-30.98
at Michigan St11.80
Rutgers-17.24
at Maryland-3.38
at Nebraska5.78
Northwestern-2.08
at Penn St13.66
Michigan13.50
at Purdue-0.17
Spread Record7-5
MarylandSpread
Howard
Syracuse4.11
at Temple1.87
Penn St14.16
at Rutgers-8.36
at Purdue4.95
Indiana3.38
at Minnesota10.98
Michigan19.02
at Ohio St21.62
Nebraska7.68
at Michigan St16.92
Spread Record2-10
RutgersSpread
Massachusetts-14.00
at Iowa22.16
Boston College8.91
at Michigan33.02
Maryland8.36
at Indiana17.24
Minnesota17.13
Liberty-6.21
at Illinois6.46
Ohio St27.81
Michigan St22.91
at Penn St28.76
Spread Record2-10

Big Ten West

WisconsinSpread
at South Florida
Central Michigan-34.7
Michigan4.32
Northwestern-11.26
Kent St-31.25
Michigan St-1.89
at Illinois-16.86
at Ohio St8.28
Iowa-4.46
at Nebraska-2.44
Purdue-12.96
at Minnesota-2.36
Spread Record10-2
IowaSpread
Miami Ohio-22.95
Rutgers-24
at Iowa St0.78
Middle Tenn St-23.88
at Michigan11.06
Penn St1.88
Purdue-10.54
at Northwestern-4.59
at Wisconsin4.46
Minnesota-5.25
Illinois-19.23
at Nebraska-1.08
Spread Record8-4
NebraskaSpread
South Alabama-33.61
at Colroado-7.71
Northern Illinois-16.67
at Illinois-12.94
Ohio St8.55
Northwestern-5.72
at Minnesota1.56
Indiana-5.78
at Purdue-4.47
Wisconsin2.44
at Maryland-7.68
Iowa1.08
Spread Record8-4
MinnesotaSpread
South Dakota St
at Fresno St-4.26
Georgia Southern-15.71
at Purdue-3.82
Illlinois-16.19
Nebraska-1.56
at Rutgers-17.13
Maryland-10.98
Penn St4.92
at Iowa5.25
at Northwestern-1.38
Wisconsin2.36
Spread Record9-3
NorthwesternSpread
at Stanford7.15
UNLV-21.69
Michigan St23.15
at Wisconsin1.89
at Nebraska-2.44
Ohio St7.82
Iowa-9.68
at Indianda-4.72
Purdue-3.85
Massachusetts-28.05
Minnesota28.92
at Illinois-12.29
Spread Record7-5
PurdueSpread
at Nevada-7.73
Vanderbilt-2.62
TCU3.19
Minnesota3.82
at Penn St15.3
Maryland-4.95
at Iowa10.54
Illinois-10.16
Nebraska4.47
at Northwestern3.91
at Wisconsin12.96
Indiana0.17
Spread Record4-8
IllinoisSpread
Akron-16.57
at Connecticut-16.67
Eastern Michigan-6.72
Nebraska12.94
at Minnesota16.19
Michigan24.28
Wisconsin16.86
at Purdue10.16
Rutgers-6.46
at Michigan St22.13
at Iowa19.23
Northwestern-1.3
Spread Record5-7

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