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6 Days to B1G Basketball: It's Football Day

It's another football day in the Big Ten.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Well today is officially the last Saturday of Big Ten football without Big Ten basketball and there's a relatively solid slate of games today, highlighted by the showdown in East Lansing between Michigan State and Ohio State. Considering both teams are now in the same division, the game will likely determine who represents the east in the Big Ten Championship and is more or less an elimination game for both teams when it comes to the playoff picture. Looks like some good ol' fun for this weekends prime time game.

Time Game Network Line Preview
12:00 Iowa at Minnesota ESPN2 Even IowaMinnesota
12:00 Wisconsin at Purdue ESPNU Wis -17 WisconsinPurdue
12:00 Penn State at Indiana BTN PSU -6 Penn StateIndiana
3:30 Michigan at Northwestern ESPN2 Mich -1.5 MichiganNorthwestern
8:00 Ohio State at Michigan State ABC MSU -3.5 Ohio State Michigan State

And here are my predictions for today's action. Last week I went 6-0 so let's see if I can keep it going this week.

Game Prediction
Iowa at Minnesota Iowa 27 Minnesota 17
Wisconsin at Purdue Wisconsin 37 Purdue 20
Penn State at Indiana Penn State 24 Indiana 13
Michigan at Northwestern Michigan 20 Northwestern 14
Ohio State at Michigan State Michigan State 27 Ohio State 24

Enjoy the football. And of course, if you want some in-depth Big Ten conversation around the network, be sure to join the daily game threads over at Off Tackle Empire or any of the respective B1G SB Nation sites.