Week 6 B1G Picks: Who wins coin-flip games?
Every once and a while, you have to make a gut call.
It has nothing to do with the matchup. You just get the feeling that “Team X won’t lose yet another game.”
Our Dustin Schutte did that last week with Northwestern. He said that he “couldn’t picture Northwestern falling to 1-4.” I didn’t really buy that. Instead, I rolled with the notion that Iowa wasn’t that far removed from being a borderline top-10 team and would figure it out against the lowly Wildcats.
Well, we all saw how that played out.
Sometimes, a team plays desperate. For the first time all year, Northwestern did just that. It got an offensive burst that it hasn’t had all year while Iowa looked like it didn’t know what hit them.
Dustin ignored the 13-point spread and was rewarded with a nice upset pick. So how did I respond this week? By being a coward and picking one slight underdog (Minnesota is +1).
Here are the Week 6 B1G Picks:
|GAMES||DUSTIN’S PICKS||CONNOR’S PICKS|
|Iowa vs. Minnesota||Iowa 27, Minnesota 21||Minnesota 28, Iowa 24|
|Maryland vs. Penn State||PSU 33, Maryland 30||Maryland 35, PSU 34|
|BYU vs. Michigan State||MSU 35, BYU 28||MSU 27, BYU 24|
|Indiana vs. No. 2 Ohio State||OSU 48, Indiana 24||OSU 38, Indiana 13|
|Purdue vs. Illinois||Illinois 27, Purdue 10||Illinois 42, Purdue 14|
|No. 4 Michigan vs. Rutgers||Michigan 49, Rutgers 6||Michigan 45, Rutgers 7|