Updated Week 6 B1G Point Spreads
After what Penn State coach James Franklin said about point spreads last week, did you think we were going to just stop talking about them?
Of course not.
Point spreads — even if you aren’t interested in betting — serve a purpose. Are they the end-all-be-all to determine a team’s performance? Certainly not. But they do give the general expectation. That’s worth something.
As we look at the B1G spreads, you’ll notice that No. 4 Michigan State, which has yet to cover all season, is only favored by two touchdowns against Rutgers. That, and the fact that Northwestern is down to a 7.5-point dog against Michigan after the initial spread was 12, is most noteworthy.
Here are the B1G lines, according to Westgate:
Maryland vs. No. 1 Ohio State (-33)
Indiana vs. Penn State (-7.5)
Illinois vs. No. 22 Iowa (-10.5)
Minnesota (-3) vs. Purdue
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska (-1)
No. 13 Northwestern vs. No. 18 Michigan (-7.5)
No. 4 Michigan State (-14) vs. Rutgers