Michigan Opens as Huge Favorite Over Iowa for Big Ten Championship

Devon Platana
The Michigan Wolverines are opening as huge favorites over the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Big Ten Championship game.
The Michigan Wolverines are opening as huge favorites over the Iowa Hawkeyes for the Big Ten Championship game. / Mike Mulholland/GettyImages
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NCAA college football's Championship Week has finally arrived. The Big Ten Championship will be one of the many titles up for grabs this week. This year's game will be played between the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines and No. 16 Iowa Hawkeyes.

As of Tuesday, Michigan is being heavily favored after Iowa. The Wolvers are currently the 11.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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FanDuel Sportsbook is also listing the Wolverines as -500 moneyline favorites, while the Hawkeyes have +360 odds as the underdogs.

Michigan has had its fair share of success this season, going 11-1 with its only loss coming against Michigan State in Week 9. Meanwhile, Iowa went 10-2, losing both of its games in back-to-back contests against Purdue and Wisconsin.

This week's matchup is a big one because it'll be the first time that Michigan has competed for the Big Ten Championship. Iowa previously played for it in 2015, losing 16-3 to Michigan State.

When it comes to all-time head-to-head matchups, the Wolverines and Hawkeyes have clashed 61 times. Michigan leads the series (42-15-4) and beat Iowa, 10-3, in their last meeting on Oct. 5, 2019.

The Big Ten Championship game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN at 8 p.m. EST.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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