Big Ten Football Picks, Spreads For Week 12

    Big Ten football picks and spreads for Week 12, including the big battle in Columbus between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans.

    September 26, 2016


    Week 12 Big Ten football picks and spreads. This Saturday is highlighted by a huge showdown in Columbus between the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes and 9-1 Michigan State Spartans. The Buckeyes are looking to win their 24th game in a row and stay in position for a spot in the College Football Playoff, while the Spartans are trying to ruin the fun and get to the Big Ten Championship game themselves. Will the Ohio State run continue, or can Sparty play spoilers? Scroll down for this week’s Big Ten picks.


    Week 12 Big Ten Football Picks

    Rutgers vs. Army


    Date
    : Saturday, November 21

    Kickoff
    : 12:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Michie Stadium

    The Scarlet Knights have a good run defense, but will be facing the Black Knights’ option attack that gives opponents fits. Rutgers will slightly figure it out in the second for the win.


    Pick: Rutgers


    Spread: Rutgers -4.5

    For final score prediction, check out our Rutgers vs. Army game preview.

    Iowa vs. Purdue


    Date
    : Saturday, November 21

    Kickoff
    : 12:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Kinnick Stadium

    The undefeated Hawkeyes have a a tough defense and an offense that simply runs the ball. The Boilermakers have given up 632 rushing yards the past two games, which smells trouble for their upset hopes. Iowa keeps rolling.


    Pick: Iowa


    Spread: Iowa -21

    For final score prediction, check out our Iowa vs. Purdue game preview.

    Indiana vs. Maryland


    Date
    : Saturday, November 21

    Kickoff
    : 12:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Byrd Stadium

    The Hoosiers are still in the hunt for a bowl game, while the Terrapins have had an awful season, highlighted by the dismissal of Coach Randy Edsall. Maryland will look to pass the ball against an Indiana defense that can’t stop anyone, while the Hoosiers look to take advantage of the Terrapins’ knack for turning the ball over. Indiana grabs a win on the road.


    Pick: Indiana


    Spread: Maryland -2.5

    For final score prediction, check out our Indiana vs. Maryland game preview.

    Minnesota vs. Illinois


    Date
    : Saturday, November 21

    Kickoff
    : 12:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : TCF Bank Stadium

    Both offenses have hit a wall, with the Golden Gophers running game nowhere to be found as of late. If the Illinois pass defense plays up to speed, the Illini can pull the upset. But it’s at home, which will help lift Minnesota to the win.


    Pick: Minnesota


    Spread: Minnesota -4.5

    For final score prediction, check out our Minnesota vs. Illinois game preview.

    Michigan vs. Penn State


    Date
    : Saturday, November 21

    Kickoff
    : 12:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Beaver Stadium

    Penn State will look good early, behind solid play Christian Hackenberg, but Michigan will slowly lean on and wear down the Nittany Lions. Harbaugh’s defense will be the difference in this one.


    Pick: Michigan


    Spread: Michigan -4

    For final score prediction, check out our Michigan vs. Penn State game preview.

    Wisconsin vs. Northwestern


    Date
    : Saturday, November 21

    Kickoff
    : 2:30 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Camp Randall Stadium

    Northwestern depends on the running game to move the ball, and that will be tough against a Badgers defense that just doesn’t give up much on the ground. The Wildcats will stop the run as well, and make Badgers QB Joel Stave win the game, which he will.


    Pick: Wisconsin 


    Spread: Wisconsin -11

    For final score prediction, check out our Wisconsin vs. Northwestern game preview.

    Ohio State vs. Michigan State


    Date: Saturday, November 21

    Kickoff
    : 2:30 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Ohio Stadium

    The Spartans defense is solid, but can it contain Buckeyes RB Ezekiel Elliott and all the weapons Ohio State has on offense? Simple answer: no. The Buckeyes finally flex some muscle behind the home crowd and with the nation watching.


    Pick: Ohio State


    Spread: Ohio State -13

    For final score prediction, check out our Ohio State vs. Michigan State game preview.

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