ESPN’s SP+ predicts final score for every B1G game in Week 5
ESPN’s SP+ has predicted every game for Week 5, and the model compiled by Bill Connelly has produced some interesting results for every game in the B1G.
For the weekend, there are 3 crossover games in the conference: Michigan at Iowa, Northwestern at Penn State and Indiana at Nebraska. In particular, the B1G Championship rematch between the Hawkeyes and Wolverines is a game to watch.
Iowa has been dreadful on offense but maintains an elite defense. Kinnick Stadium also provides an intense atmosphere that Jim Harbaugh is well-aware of heading into the matchup.
Also of note is Illinois hitting the road for a trip to Madison. It will be Bret Bielema’s first game back at Wisconsin as head coach of the Illini, and he will be looking to pull off an upset over the weekend.
Week 5 SP+ Picks
- Illinois 18, Wisconsin 26
- Michigan 28, Iowa 18
- Purdue 19, Minnesota 32
- Michigan State 29, Maryland 33
- Northwestern 9, Penn State 39
- Rutgers 11, Ohio State 42
- Indiana 26, Nebraska 32
☹️😰 WEEK 5 SP+ PICKS 🥶⛄️
Clemson 27, NC St 23
Bama 37, Arkansas 22
Ole Miss 28, UK 22
Baylor 27, Okla St 25
FSU 35, Wake 29
UCLA 29, Wash 26
Michigan 28, Iowa 18
— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) September 26, 2022