Big Ten Week 10 Odds: Powerhouses Ohio State and Michigan Expected to Roll to Victory

Purdue Looking to Stay Within Range of First Place in West Division Standings

Five of the Seven Big Ten Games Feature Double-Digit Point Spreads

With just two of the seven Big Ten games listed by the sportsbook with single-digit point spreads, there is potential for some painful outcomes on Saturday when looking at the Big Ten Week 10 Odds.

The hope could rest on the Iowa-Purdue and Maryland-Wisconsin games to have some compelling affairs. It doesn’t figure to be pretty when Ohio State plays at Northwestern or when Michigan makes the trip to meet up with Rutgers.

Ohio State is second and Michigan fifth in the first College Football Playoff rankings of 2022. Penn State and Illinois check in at No. 15 and 16. In the Associated Press Top 25 poll, Ohio State is tied for second and Michigan is ranked fourth.

When looking at the NCAAF football standings, Ohio State -500 leads the way in the odds to win the Big Ten title followed by Michigan (+350) and Illinois (+900).

Game of the Week

Iowa vs Purdue

Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Purdue Boilermakers
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Line: Purdue -4.5

Purdue (5-3, 3-2 in the Big Ten) needs to take care of business to keep the pressure on West Division-leading Illinois heading into next weekend’s showdown between the teams. When looking at the Big Ten Week 10 Odds, this could be one of the most competitive games of the week.

Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell had three interceptions in last week’s loss to Wisconsin. He has thrown for 1,021 yards and seven touchdowns over the last three games.

In conference play, Iowa (4-4, 2-3) is allowing opposing teams to complete 66.9% of their passes.

Ball security could be crucial for Iowa as Purdue is averaging 25.3 yards on its 10 interceptions this season.

Purdue’s Charlie Jones leads the conference with 72 catches and 840 receiving yards and now he gets to face the team he played for in 2020 and 2021.

Purdue has won four of the last five games in the series and covered in each of those five contests.

Other Games to Watch

Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Northwestern Wildcats
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Line: Ohio State -38

The Big Ten Week 10 Odds aren’t exactly projecting a Northwestern Upset with a 38-point line.

Northwestern has allowed two of its last three opponents to complete 70% of their passes and now the Wildcats face C.J. Stroud and the high-powered Ohio State offense.

When the teams last played in 2020, Northwestern (1-7, 1-4) held the Buckeyes to 114 passing yards with no TD passes and two interceptions. It would be quite the story if the Wildcats do anything close to that on Saturday.

Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud leads the nation with a 200.16 passer rating and is tied for the national lead with 29 TD passes. Emeka Egbuka and Marvin Harrison Jr. have 788 and 783 receiving yards for Ohio State (8-0, 5-0).

Northwestern is averaging just 17.9 points per game. The Wildcats have failed to score touchdowns in 10 of their 26 drives into the red zone. That is a recipe for disaster with the way Ohio State can put up points.

Ohio State has won nine games in a row against Northwestern. However, the Wildcats have covered in two of the last four meetings.

Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
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Line: Minnesota -16

Nebraska ranks last in the Big Ten with 190.1 rushing yards allowed per game and 4.75 yards per rushing attempt. That could spell trouble when facing Minnesota’s Mohamed Ibrahim, the third-leading rusher in the Big Ten.

The Cornhuskers (3-5, 2-3) are coming off a season-low 248 yards on offense and 60 rushing yards in last week’s loss to Illinois. Will they have better success against a Minnesota defense that is fifth in the Big Ten in total defense?

In terms of college football injuries, Minnesota (5-3, 2-3) has lost starting quarterback Tanner Morgan and receiver Chris Autman-Bell to season-ending injuries.

Minnesota has covered in seven of its last 10 road games while Nebraska is 2-7 against the spread over its last nine matchups.

Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Wisconsin Badgers
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Line: Wisconsin -5

Maryland (6-2, 3-2) is expected to get quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa back after he missed the Northwestern game due to a knee injury. He is completing a career-best 72.5% of his passes this season. Eight Maryland players have at least 12 catches this season. Maryland has already secured itself a spot in one of the NCAAF bowl games thanks to its 6-2 start.

The Terrapins have shown some improvement on defense. They will be tested by Wisconsin running back Braelon Allen as he is fourth in the Big Ten with 870 rushing yards. Allen has posted three straight games with more than 100 rushing yards.

Wisconsin (4-4, 2-3) is allowing 423 yards per game on the road this season.

The total has gone over in Wisconsin’s last six contests.

Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Indiana Hoosiers
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Line: Penn State -14

The good news is that Indiana (3-5, 1-4) has played better at home than on the road. Still, facing Penn State (6-2, 3-2) will be no easy task.

The Nittany Lions are averaging 54 more yards per game than they did a season ago. Freshman running back Nicholas Singleton looks to get going after being held under 100 yards in each of the last four games.

Indiana quarterback Connor Bazelak has attempted more passes than any other Big Ten quarterback. However, he is completing only 54.9% of his passes and is last among starting quarterbacks in the conference with an average of 5.5 yards per attempt.

Penn State has covered in just one of its last seven games at Indiana.

Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Illinois Fighting Illini
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Line: Illinois -16

This has been a rough stretch for Michigan State as the Spartans (3-5, 1-4) played national title contenders Ohio State and Michigan. In between was a home game against a Wisconsin team expected to compete for a division title.

The Spartans held their own over the last two weeks, but can they sustain drives against an Illinois defense that is allowing the fewest yards (224.5) among the 131 FBS teams.

The Illinois offense is led by Chase Brown, who leads the nation with 1,208 rushing yards for the Fighting Illini (7-1, 4-1).

Illinois is 5-0 at home and has a one-game lead in the Big West West Division standings.

The total has gone under in four of the last six games between Michigan State and Illinois.

Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
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Line: Michigan -26

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t always known for his restraint when his team has a comfortable lead late in games. With the Wolverines fifth in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, will be looking to add some points late in Saturday’s game against a Rutgers team that has not won a game against a ranked opponent since joining the Big Ten?

Rutgers (4-4, 1-4) lost running back and leading rusher Samuel Brown to a season-ending injury and the passing game has been a mess regardless of which player is in at quarterback.

Michigan (8-0, 5-0) managed only 112 rushing yards in last year’s Rutgers game. Look for Blake Corum and the Wolverines to have more success this time around.

The total has gone over in seven of the last eight games between Rutgers and Michigan.

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