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No. 5 Michigan State and No. 4 Iowa collide in Indianapolis for the Big Ten championship. Michigan State is 11-1 while Iowa is a perfect 12-0.
It is the biggest conference championship game of the weekend as it will most likely serve as a play-in game for the College Football Playoff.
No team in the country is surrounded by more questions than Iowa. The Hawkeyes are undefeated but lack a signature win. They will have an opportunity to change that on Saturday night against Michigan State.
The Spartans have signature wins against Oregon, Michigan and Ohio State. They are one of the more tested teams in the country, but showed against Nebraska they are capable of losing as well.
The game will feature two great defenses in an old-school Big Ten matchup. The winner of the championship game is expected to go on to be one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff.
Here is the latest betting information provided by OddsShark.
Line: Michigan State by 3.5
Money Line: Michigan State -175, Iowa +145
This is a great matchup which essentially serves as a quarterfinal playoff game with everything on the line for both teams. Michigan State’s challenging schedule will work in their favor as they have the experience needed to come away with the victory for both the Big Ten championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Heavy’s Pick: Michigan State 21 Iowa 13. Michigan State -3.5. Under the point total.