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Programs throughout the Big Ten have seen their fair share of ups and downs during the 2021 college football season, but the path to a conference championship may unveil itself for some teams by the end of the week.  

Both No. 6 Michigan and No. 8 Michigan State will square off in a contest of unbeaten programs looking to forge their destinies in the Big Ten East. However, No. 5 Ohio State will also take on No. 20 Penn State in Columbus. 

Purdue, after falling from the AP Top 25 Poll following a 30-13 loss to Wisconsin, will head to Lincoln, Nebraska, as a 7-point underdog against the Cornhuskers. It's still a wide-open race in the West, and every slight advantage could be the difference maker. 

Here is the complete Week 9 schedule in the Big Ten, with the opening point spreads as of Monday morning on the SISportsbook.com website.

Big Ten Point Spreads, Week 9

Purdue at Nebraska

  • GAMETIME/LOCATION: Purdue Boilermakers (4-3, 2-2 in the Big Ten) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-5, 1-4 in Big Ten), 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.
  • TV: ESPN2
  • SISportsbook.com POINT SPREAD: Nebraska is a 7-point favorite as of Monday morning on the SISportsbook.com website. The over/under is 49.5. CLICK HERE

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No. 6 Michigan at No. 8 Michigan State

  • GAMETIME/LOCATION: No. 6 Michigan Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 in the Big Ten) at No. 8 Michigan State Spartans (7-0, 4-0 in Big Ten), Noon. ET on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich.
  • TV: FOX
  • SISportsbook.com POINT SPREAD: Michigan is a 4-point favorite as of Monday morning on the SISportsbook.com website. The over/under is 51. CLICK HERE

No. 9 Iowa at Wisconsin

  • GAMETIME/LOCATION: No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes (6-1, 3-1 in the Big Ten) at Wisconsin Badgers (4-3, 2-2 in Big Ten), Noon. ET on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis.
  • TV: ESPN
  • SISportsbook.com POINT SPREAD: Wisconsin is a 3-point favorite as of Monday morning on the SISportsbook.com website. The over/under is a season-low 37 points. CLICK HERE

Rutgers at Illinois

  • GAMETIME/LOCATION: Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-4, 0-4 in the Big Ten) at Illinois Fighting Illini, (3-5, 2-3 in Big Ten), Noon. ET on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill.
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • SISportsbook.com POINT SPREAD: Illinois is a 1-point favorite as of Monday morning on the SISportsbook.com website. The over/under is 43. CLICK HERE

Indiana at Maryland

  • GAMETIME/LOCATION: Indiana Hoosiers (2-5, 0-4 in the Big Ten) at Maryland Terrapins, (4-3, 1-3 in Big Ten), Noon. ET on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Maryland Stadium in College Park, Md.
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • SISportsbook.com POINT SPREAD: Maryland is a 2.5-point favorite as of Monday morning on the SISportsbook.com website. The over/under is 50. CLICK HERE
  • RELATED STORY: Indiana still dealing with serious injury issues at quarterback heading into game at Maryland. CLICK HERE

Minnesota at Northwestern

  • GAMETIME/LOCATION: Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-2, 3-1 in the Big Ten) at Northwestern Wildcats (3-4, 1-3 in Big Ten), 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.
  • TV: Big Ten Network
  • SISportsbook.com POINT SPREAD: Minnesota is a 7.5-point favorite as of Monday morning on the SISportsbook.com website. The over/under is 43.5. CLICK HERE

No. 20 Penn State at No. 5 Ohio State

  • GAMETIME/LOCATION: Penn State Nittany Lions (5-2, 2-2 in the Big Ten) at Ohio State Buckeyes (6-1, 4-0 in Big Ten), 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
  • TV: ABC
  • SISportsbook.com POINT SPREAD: Ohio State is a 17.5-point favorite as of Monday morning on the SISportsbook.com website. The over/under is 59.5. CLICK HERE

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