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Another week another loss?

NCAA Football: Peach Bowl-Michigan State at Pittsburgh Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

We’re there. Fade territory is upon us after a 2-5 week brings me to a negative balance on the year. Purdue, Minnesota, and Maryland are all on my poop list but really, it should be myself on that list. When a team has a backup quarterback and/or is playing in a place they haven’t won since the mid-aughts, don’t bet them! Walk me through the streets of King’s Landing with this behind me.

  • Iowa at Ohio State UNDER 49.5, -1.1u
  • Ohio State -30 v Iowa, +1u
  • Rutgers -3 v Indiana, +1u
  • Purdue +1.5 at Wisconsin, -1.1u
  • Maryland -14 v Northwestern, -1.1u
  • Minnesota +4.5 at Penn State, -1.1u
  • Minnesota at Penn State UNDER 43, -1.1u

Last week: 2-5-0 (-3.5u)


10-13-1 ATS (-4.3u)
1-2 ML (+1.5u)
11-10-1 O/U (+0u)

22-25-2 Overall (-2.8u)

The good news is that I’m in Las Vegas, a town which has seen plenty of schmucks like me have success. Wait, what’s that? I’m just now learning where they got the money to build these really tall hotels.

All* lines courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Week 9 Lines

  • Ohio State Buckeyes -14.5 | -580 at Penn State Nittany Lions +440 | O/U 60.5
  • Rutgers Scarlet Knights +14 | +450 at Minnesota Golden Gophers -600 | O/U 40.5
  • Illinois Fighting Illini -7 | -280 at Nebraska Cornhuskers +235 | O/U 50.5
  • Northwestern Wildcats +11 | +350 at Iowa Hawkeyes -435 | O/U 37.5
  • Michigan State Spartans +23 | +1100 at Michigan Wolverines -2100 | O/U 55

Games are 10-2-1 on the over during Ryan Day’s tenure as Ohio State’s head coach where they’re playing a conference road game. OVER 60.5

Too many points for a salty Scarlet Knights defense. Rutgers +14

Illinois extends their “salt the earth” march to the Pacific with a stop in Lincoln. Illinois -7

I’m not saying Northwestern is better than Iowa but as of Wednesday, Kirk Ferentz was still miffed by a columnist’s tone, a totally normal thing for a 67-year-old to be concerned with. The last time Pat Fitzgerald lost in Kinnick Stadium, Jake Rudock was Iowa’s QB. The under is 11-3-1 when Iowa is a double-digit home favorite since 2017. Northwestern +350 and UNDER 37.5

Too many weird things happen in Michigan State/Michigan games for the Spartans to actually lose this thing by more than 23 points. MSU +23

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.

*Rutgers lines not available on DraftKings due to New Jersey law

Open Future Bets:

  • Northwestern OVER 4 - 1u to win 1
  • Nebraska UNDER 7.5 - 1.1u to win 1
  • Penn State UNDER 8.5 - 1.15u to win 1
  • Purdue OVER 7.5 - 1u to win 1.2
  • Purdue WIN Big Ten - 0.5u to win 14
  • Michigan WIN Big Ten - 1u to win 6.5

  • Ohio State at Penn State OVER 60.5, 1.1u to win 1
  • Rutgers +14 at Minnesota, 1.1u to win 1
  • Illinois -7 at Nebraska, 1.1u to win 1
  • Northwestern +350 at Iowa, 1u to win 3.5
  • Northwestern at Iowa UNDER 37.5, 1.1u to win 1
  • Michigan State +23 at Michigan, 1.1u to win 1