Greenstein's Big Ten picks

I have some golf to cover, so let's get right to it:

Akron (plus 37) at Michigan: Yes, Akron is that bad. The pick: Michigan.

Bowling Green (plus 2) at Indiana: Big Ten teams should not lose to MAC teams at home. The pick: Indiana.

UCLA (plus 4) at Nebraska: Clever of Nebraska to play this game at 9 a.m. Pacific time. The pick: UCLA.

Western Illinois (plus 24) at Minnesota: The Gophers actually tried to schedule Western Guam. The pick: Western Illinois.

Youngstown State (plus 261/2) at Michigan State: Larger question: Will Sparty score 261/2 points? The pick: Youngstown State.

Iowa (minus 2 1/2) at Iowa State: I'll keep picking the Hawkeyes until they cover a spread. The pick: Iowa.

UCF (plus 6 1/2) at Penn State: Big game for George O'Leary, who coached Notre Dame for a few minutes. The pick: UCF.

Washington (plus 9 1/2) at Illinois: Question: Are the Illini legitimate or just entertaining? The pick: Washington.

Ohio State (plus 15 1/2) at Cal: Who will lead the Buckeyes — Braxton Miller or Kenny G? The pick: Cal.

Notre Dame (minus 21) at Purdue: This game was way more fun when Drew Brees was around. The pick: Notre Dame.

Western Michigan (plus 30 1/2) at Northwestern: Venric Mark figures to be watching, not playing. The pick: Western Michigan.

Wisconsin (plus 5 1/2) at Arizona State: The Big Ten is 0-8 all-time at Sun Devil Stadium. Sorry, Arizona State, you can't join the league. The pick: Wisconsin.

Best bet: UCF.

Last week: 5-7

Total: 9-14

Best bets: 1-1

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