The arrival of Week 14 of the college football season means conference championship week is official here. Few rivalry games are bigger than the annual Big Ten title game, with this year's edition featuring the Purdue Boilermakers and Michigan Wolverines.
Here's everything you need to know about the Big Ten Championship, which will be played on Saturday.
Where is Big Ten Championship 2022?
The 2022 Big Ten Championship will be played at a neutral site, Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Lucas Oil Stadium is home to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and holds a capcity of 70,000 seats.
When is Purdue vs Michigan Big Ten Championship?
The 2022 Big Ten Championship is officially scheduled for Week 14 of the college football season. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a kickoff time scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The game airs live on FOX.
Big Ten Championship Purdue vs Michigan Prediction and Odds 2022
Our official Big Ten Championship prediction was taken from The Duel's Purdue vs Michigan betting preview.
Michigan put a second half beatdown on the Ohio State Buckeyes last week to win 45-23 and earn their second straight trip to the Big Ten Championship Game. The Wolverines buried Iowa 42-3 in last year's title game, and this line suggests another one-sided result. But Purdue's offense features the No. 2 pass attack in the Big Ten, and QB Aiden O'Connell averaged a league-high 284 passing yards per game throwing to the league's top receiver Charlie Jones (12 TDs, 100 YPG).
O'Connell is away from practice and campus this week handling family obligations surrounding his brother's recent death.
Michigan's defense is No. 1 in the Big Ten, but No. 4 against the pass. Michigan and Purdue faced six common opponents this season and the Wolverines went 6-0 (2-3-1 ATS), outscoring those foes by an average score of 31-15 and out-gaining them 435-273. The Boilermakers went 4-2 (3-3 ATS) vs common foes, but the average score was 28-28 and Purdue had a small yardage edge of 405-395.
Purdue's defense is average at best statistically in the Big Ten. Even with a potential letdown by Michigan following the huge win over rival Ohio State, the Wolverines will move the ball and wear down the Boilermakers in victory.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PUR: (+590) | MICH: (-900)
Spread: PUR: +16.5 (-104) | MICH: -16.5 (-118)
Total: 51.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)
Final Score Prediction: Michigan: 34 | Purdue: 23
Big Ten Championship History
The first Big Ten Championship was played in 2011. The 2022 version will mark Michigan's second appearance and Purdue will make their debut. Michigan is the defending Big Ten Champion, defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 42-3 last year.
Purdue and Michigan have met a total of 59 times in their respective histories. Michigan owns a domiant lead in the series rivalry, winning 45 times to Purdue's 14.
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