Michigan a three-point favorite in Big Ten title game with Purdue – Daily Tribune

After everything was on the line in Ohio State last week, No. 2 Michigan finds itself in a position this Saturday where there’s not much to gain.

The Wolverines head to Lucas Oil Stadium at 8 p.m. Saturday to play in the Big Ten Championship.

An undefeated UM awaits a Purdue team sitting 8-4 on the season with everything to win and nothing to lose in this matchup.

Could the Wolverines be falling into a trap after such an emotional win last week in Columbus?

While a conference title is nice, most believe Michigan will be in the college football playoffs regardless of Saturday’s result.

Do oddsmakers think Michigan could be in line for an upset?

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Oddsmakers have Michigan as a three-point favorite

Although this game seems dangerous, the odds makers still expect Michigan to prevail with some comfort.

Most Michigan sportsbooks list the Wolverines as 16.5-point favorites, just in the three-point range.

When it comes to a moneyline (odds of winning the game outright), Michigan is listed at around -900 in most books. That means you have to bet $900 to win another $100.

Purdue is listed around +550 on most books. This means that a $100 bet on Purdue to win would pay out an additional $550.

The over/under total for Saturday’s game is 52 on most books.

Along with his 12-0 record, Michigan stands 7-4-1 against the distribution in the season. Purdue is 8-4 overall with a 5-7 record against the spread.

Michigan owns an all-time 45-14 record against Purdue while winning their last four encounters.

Edwards, McCarthy break out in Ohio state

Michigan was largely without leading rusher Blake Corum against Ohio State last week.

He left the game after two carries due to a knee injury.

However, Donovan Edwards and JJ McCarthy performed in his absence.

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