The second-ranked Michigan Wolverines look to cap off their perfect regular season with a conference title when they battle the West Division champion Purdue Boilermakers in the Big Ten Conference Championship Game at Indianapolis on Saturday night. The Wolverines (12-0, 9-0), who defeated Ohio State 45-23 last week to win the East Division, are looking to win their second consecutive league crown and 44th overall. Michigan defeated Iowa 42-3 in last year's title game. The Boilermakers (8-4, 6-3), who have not won a Big Ten championship since 2000, are looking to claim their ninth league crown.
The game from Lucas Oil Stadium kicks off at 8 p.m. ET. Michigan is a 15.5-point favorite in the latest Purdue vs. Michigan odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 53. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college football odds page.)
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The model knows the Wolverines are led by sophomore quarterback J.J. McCarthy, who came up big against then-No. 2 Ohio State last week. He completed just 12 of 24 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed six times for 27 yards and a score. For the season, McCarthy has been solid, completing 177 of 271 passes (65.3%) for 2,215 yards and 17 touchdowns and just two interceptions for a rating of 153.2. He has also rushed 55 times for 240 yards (4.4 average) and four touchdowns.
The model also knows Purdue won its final three games of the regular season to capture their first Big Ten West title in program history. Senior wide receiver Charlie Jones is a big reason for the Boilermakers' success. He is the only Big Ten receiver since 2000 to have five games with at least 10 catches and 100 yards in a single season. Jones is also one of two receivers to rank in the top 10 nationally in receptions (third with 97), touchdowns (third with 12) and receiving yards (fifth with 1,199).
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