Big Ten football and big game expert predictions and picks for Week 6

Every year (and every week of the CFB season) we have a little friendly competition among our writers for world domination when it comes to picking Big Ten and some of the bigger college football games.

We’ll bring you our expert picks and predictions on all the league games against the spread, and straight-up throughout the season.

We’ll even give you what you didn’t know you wanted with six of the best non-Big Ten games known as our “Pick Six” now that we’ve entered the conference part of the schedule.

As an added note, if there’s a tie with any of the picks, George Washington decides it via the old-fashioned coin flip.

As a reminder, if there’s an asterisk next to the pick, that means the team will win, but not cover.

EXAMPLE: – If you think Ohio State will win minus-3.5 over an opponent: OSU – If you think Ohio State will win outright: OSU – If you think Ohio State will win, but NOT cover: OSU*

Get more betting analysis and predictions at Sportsbook Wire.

Here are our expert picks for a pretty big Week 6, but first, here are the modest results so far. We promise to try and be better …

Results So Far @PhilHarrisonBW: 54-14 straight up, 29-39 against the spread @MarkRussell1975: 50-18 SU, 29-39 ATS @JoshKeatley16: 51-17 SU, 36-32 ATS CONSENSUS PICK: 52-16 SU, 29-39 ATS

Nebraska at Rutgers Friday, Oct. 7 7:00 p.m. ET | FS1 Tipico Line: Nebraska -3 @PhilHarrisonBW: Rutgers @MarkRussell1975: Rutgers @JoshKeatley16: Nebraska CONSENSUS PICK: Rutgers

Michigan at Indiana Saturday, Oct. 8 Noon ET | Fox Tipico Line: Michigan -22.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Michigan @MarkRussell1975: Michigan @JoshKeatley16: Michigan CONSENSUS PICK: Michigan

Purdue at Maryland Saturday, Oct. 8 Noon ET | Big Ten Network Tipico Line: Maryland -3 @PhilHarrisonBW: Maryland @MarkRussell1975: Maryland @JoshKeatley16: Purdue CONSENSUS PICK: Maryland

Wisconsin at Northwestern Saturday, Oct. 8 3:30 p.m. ET | Big Ten Network Tipico Line: Wisconsin -9.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Wisconsin @MarkRussell1975: Wisconsin* @JoshKeatley16: Wisconsin CONSENSUS PICK: Wisconsin

Ohio State at Michigan State Saturday, Oct. 8 4:00 p.m. ET | ABC Tipico Line: Ohio State -27 @PhilHarrisonBW: Ohio State* @MarkRussell1975: Ohio State @JoshKeatley16: Ohio State CONSENSUS PICK: Ohio State

Iowa at Illinois Saturday, Oct. 8 7:30 p.m. ET | Big Ten Network Tipico Line: Illinois -3.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Iowa @MarkRussell1975: Illinois @JoshKeatley16: Iowa CONSENSUS PICK: Iowa

Tennessee at LSU Saturday, Oct. 8 Noon ET | ESPN Tipico Line: Tennessee -3 @PhilHarrisonBW: LSU @MarkRussell1975: Tennessee @JoshKeatley16: Tennessee CONSENSUS PICK: Tennessee

TCU at Kansas Saturday, Oct. 8 Noon ET | FS1 Tipico Line: TCU -6.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: TCU @MarkRussell1975: TCU @JoshKeatley16: TCU CONSENSUS PICK: TCU

Utah at UCLA Saturday, Oct. 8 3:30 p.m. ET | Fox Tipico Line: Utah -3.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Utah @MarkRussell1975: Utah @JoshKeatley16: Utah CONSENSUS PICK: Utah

Washington State at USC Saturday, Oct. 8 7:30 p.m. ET | Fox Tipico Line: USC -12.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: USC* @MarkRussell1975: USC* @JoshKeatley16: USC CONSENSUS PICK: USC*

BYU at Notre Dame Saturday, Oct. 8 7:30 p.m. ET | NBC Tipico Line: Notre Dame -3.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Notre Dame @MarkRussell1975: Notre Dame @JoshKeatley16: Notre Dame CONSENSUS PICK: Notre Dame

Texas A&M at Alabama Saturday, Oct. 8 8:00 p.m. ET | CBS Tipico Line: Alabama -24.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Alabama* @MarkRussell1975: Alabama @JoshKeatley16: Alabama CONSENSUS PICK: Alabama

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