Hlastradamus took you on two separate journeys last week. He led you to Michigan State, and the Spartans delivered with ease. He led you to Illinois, and the Fighting Illini stumbled before winning, failing to cover the earthlings’ Nevada number in the process.
The prophet is only taking the high road this week. Ride a winner until you get bucked off the horse, he says, so he has signalled that you must believe in Michigan State again and get the 3 points at Ohio State.
Wait. What? Well, MSU starts a senior quarterback of renown in Kirk Cousins, while OSU starts an 18-year-old named Braxton Miller who has yet to have a baptism by fire.
Sure, the Horseshoe is intimidating, and sure, when the Spartans lose they lose big. Iowa last year. Alabama last year. Notre Dame this year. But come on. Ohio State nearly lost at home to Toledo, and got rolled at Miami. Their rebound 20-point win over Colorado last week doesn’t fool the mystic.
That’s the only Big Ten game with a clear picture at this time, although Hlastradamus could see Notre Dame pounding Purdue by more than the 11.5 points the mortals in Las Vegas have established as the line. Nebraska-Wisconsin, Northwestern-Illinois, Minnesota-Michigan, Penn State-Indiana … ask again later.
What sayeth thee?