Welcome to B1G bets.

Each week, we take a look at the spreads, totals and any intriguing prop bets we come across for upcoming Big Ten games.

As always, this is not an attempt to tell you what to do with your money. We barely know what to do with our own money. Our goal is to bring your attention to wagers which you might consider placing based on your own due diligence.

With that established, let’s see what Week 5 has to offer.

No. 5 Iowa at Maryland (Friday night)

Line: Iowa -3.5

Total: 48.5 (FanDuel), 49 (DraftKings)

Interesting prop: Maryland over/under 22.5 points

This one opened with Iowa as a 4-point favorite, and bettors have taken the side of the home underdog in enough volume to potentially make that play less enticing.

Maryland’s total of 22.5 points is an interesting play whether you like the Terps to go over or think Iowa’s defense is the real deal. The Terrapins are averaging 37.5 points per game, but Iowa is third in the country with 11 points per game allowed.

Of note: Iowa’s past 6 October road games have all gone under the total. At some point the books might overcompensate, but it is very hard to picture this game going over 50.

No. 14 Michigan at Wisconsin

Line: Wisconsin -2.5

Total: 43.5

Interesting prop: Wisconsin over/under 11.5 points in first half

Michigan is allowing 11.8 points per game. Wisconsin is averaging 11.5 points per game against Power 5 opponents.

That explains why the over for this first-half prop is priced at +100.

Of note: Wisconsin has failed to cover in 6 straight games against ranked opponents.

Minnesota at Purdue

Line: Purdue -2.5

Total: 47.5

With Purdue coming in off of a 13-9 win over Illinois and Minnesota fresh off a 14-10 loss to Bowling Green, this has the makings of an absolute snooze fest.

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Of note: If you combined the totals from last week’s Purdue and Minnesota games (46), it would come under the total this week. Again, that’s not an average. That’s adding all the points together.

Also of note — Minnesota has covered 7 of its past 8 road games at unranked opponents.

Charlotte at Illinois

Line: Illinois -10.5

Total: 55.5

Moneyline: Charlotte +310

Interesting prop: Charlotte over 21.5 points (-105)

Charlotte’s over/under seems unusually gracious to the Illini defense.

The 49ers are a middle-of-the-pack offensive team, ranking 64th nationally in scoring, 56th in passing offense, 39th in passer rating and 42nd in passing yards per attempt. Illinois is 84th in scoring defense, 123rd in pass defense, 104th in defensive passer rating and 109th in defensive pass yards per attempt.

Charlotte scored 31 points in its only Power 5 game this year, a 31-28 home win against Duke.

Of note: The home team has covered in all 4 of Charlotte’s games — but the 49ers were the home team in 3 of them. So take that with a grain of salt.

Ohio State at Rutgers

Line: Ohio State -14.5 (FanDuel), -15 (DraftKings)

Total: 58.5

Interesting prop: Rutgers first team to score (+145)

Rutgers winning this game is a little bit too out there, even though the Scarlet Knights impressed on the road at Michigan last week. But it isn’t crazy to think they’ll have a lead at some stage of this game, which makes the favorable number for first team to score an intriguing possibility.

Even if the Buckeyes get the opening kickoff, Rutgers has 8 takeaways. Ohio State is also allowing opponents to score on 86.7% of their red-zone visits.

Of note: 12 of Ohio State’s past 13 road games at unranked opponents have hit the over.

Indiana at Penn State

Line: Penn State -12.5

Total: 54.5

Interesting prop: First half under 26.5 (+110)

Both the game total and the first-half total are intriguing because of what each of these teams do — and don’t do — in the red zone.

Penn State’s defense is squarely in the middle of the pack nationally, ranking 65th with 13 opponent trips inside the red zone. But those foes have only scored on 8 of those trips (61.5%), which puts the Nittany Lions at 10th-best overall.

Indiana’s offense is 15th nationally with 19 trips to the red zone, but only 72nd in scoring percentage (84.2%).

Those results favor the under, but also lend to the possibility that the total will be smashed should Penn State’s defense start breaking rather than just bending.

Of note: Indiana has covered 3 straight against Penn State, and its past 6 October road games have hit the over.

Western Kentucky at Michigan State

Line: Michigan State -10.5 (DraftKings), -11.5 (FanDuel)

Total: 64 (DraftKings), 63.5 (FanDuel)

Interesting prop: Western Kentucky over/under 26.5 points

No one has cracked 21 points against the Spartans — including Big Ten opponents Northwestern and Nebraska — so there’s clearly a lot of respect for Western Kentucky’s offense. And for good reason.

The Hilltoppers showed they can move the ball against a B1G defense in their 33-31 home loss to Indiana. Quarterback Bailey Zappe is second nationally with 408 passing yards per game. Whether WKU hits this number will depend on how they fare in the red zone.

Michigan State’s defense is 45th in red zone scoring percentage (76.9%), but 70th when measured by opposing touchdown percentage (61.5).

Of note: Michigan State has failed to cover in 7 straight home games against unranked opponents, including last week’s 23-20 overtime win over Nebraska.

Northwestern at Nebraska

Line: Nebraska -12 (DraftKings), -12.5 (FanDuel)

Total: 50

Interesting prop: Nebraska -7, first half (+100)

After back-to-back demoralizing road losses, will the Huskers be invigorated and get out to a quick start in their return to Memorial Stadium?

For double the money, especially given Northwestern’s uncertain quarterback situation, it’s pretty tempting to consider. There’s a decent chance you’ll push, but in this case that might feel like insurance.

Of note: Nebraska has failed to cover in 11 of its past 12 October home games.