The coming week will be critical for the Big Ten, since the outcomes this week will help determine who ends up at what bowl. SB Nation's OddsShark shows us what to expect this weekend:
-The Wisconsin Badgers are 24-point favorites against Northwestern, which makes sense because Northwestern is without star quarterback Dan Persa and because Wisconsin has been known to run up the score.
-Purdue is a three-point favorite against Indiana in a game that will have no real impact on the bowls.
-Iowa is a 15-point favorite against Minnesota, and that line actually seems pretty generous to the woeful Golden Gophers. It would be amazing for Penn State if Iowa managed to lose this one, though - Iowa and Penn State currently have identical records, and Penn State's chances of getting a plum bowl game would increase with an Iowa loss.
-Ohio State is an 18-point favorite against Michigan. Most Wolverines games have been shootouts, and the Buckeyes should rack up points here.
-Finally, Michigan State is listed as a two-point favorite against Penn State, and you just have to look at that line and think, "That can't be right." Michigan State is a borderline top-ten team, and the Nittany Lions have yet to beat anyone nearly that good. Expect that line to change later this week.