I’ll admit that I was a bit of a coward last year.

We didn’t do picks against the spread, and right around Week 4, I felt like I was cheating you, the reader, by not having picks against the spread. Picking Ohio State to beat UNLV isn’t worth reading. And if I did pick a 40-point underdog to win outright, I probably had a column telling you why I was insane.

So the thinking was that this year, we’d pick games against the spread. It would be a better look at every game, and in all likelihood, we’d have some variance in our picks.

Sports Betting in Big Ten Country

There is big news coming to the upcoming 2022-23 Big Ten football season (and NFL season). Ohio online sports betting and Maryland sports betting are on the way.

21+ and present in OH. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

The former happened. The latter did not.

Through three weeks, here’s where we stand:


  • O’Gara: 21-15
  • Schutte: 20-16
  • Kroeger: 20-16

And yeah, last week there wasn’t a lot of variance:


  • Schutte: 6-4
  • O’Gara: 5-5
  • Kroeger: 5-5

Here are the seven B1G games this week to pick against the spread:

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