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The Big Ten Championship Game is between the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines (12-0) and the Purdue Boilermakers (8-4) on December 3, 2022. Kickoff is at 8:00 PM ET on FOX.
The Boilermakers are expected to lose by at least two TDs (currently +16.5) versus the Wolverines (with an over/under of 51.5 points).
Game Info and Betting Lines for Michigan vs. Purdue
- Game Day: Saturday, December 3, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: FOX
- Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
- Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
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Michigan Betting Insights
- Purdue’s ATS record is 5-7-0 this season.
- Purdue games have gone over the point total in seven out of 12 opportunities (58.3%).
Michigan Stats & Insights
- Michigan has been making things happen on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 24th-best in total offense (459.1 yards per game) and second-best in total defense (262.2 yards allowed per game).
- Michigan has been a tough matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (seventh-best with 39.8 points per game) and scoring defense (third-best with 12.7 points allowed per game) this season.
- Michigan ranks 90th in passing yards this season (214.6 per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 11th-best in the FBS with 177.3 passing yards allowed per game.
- Michigan has been shining on both sides of the ball in the running game, ranking fifth-best in rushing offense (244.5 rushing yards per game) and third-best in rushing defense (84.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
- Michigan has been a tough matchup for opposing teams on third down, ranking top-25 in both third-down offense (18th-best with a 46.6% third-down conversion rate) and third-down defense (12th-best with a 30.5% third-down conversion rate allowed) this year.
- Michigan has the 22nd-best turnover margin in college football at +7, forcing 13 turnovers (102nd in the FBS) while turning it over six times (second in the FBS).
Michigan’s Best Players
- J.J. McCarthy has 2,215 yards passing for Michigan, completing 65.3% of his passes and throwing 17 touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 240 rushing yards (20.0 ypg) on 55 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
- The team’s top rusher, Blake Corum, has carried the ball 247 times for 1,463 yards (121.9 per game), scoring 18 times.
- This season, Donovan Edwards has carried the ball 92 times for 687 yards (57.3 per game) and six touchdowns, while also racking up 188 yards through the air with two touchdowns.
- Ronnie Bell’s team-high 687 yards as a receiver have come on 51 receptions (out of 83 targets) with two touchdowns.
- Cornelius Johnson has put up a 460-yard season so far with six touchdowns, reeling in 29 passes on 43 targets.
- Luke Schoonmaker has a total of 330 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 31 throws and scoring two touchdowns.
- Mike Morris has collected 7.0 sacks to pace the team, while also recording 9.0 TFL and 20 tackles.
- Junior Colson is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s totaled 78 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and two sacks.
- Rod Moore has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 43 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 0.5 sacks, and three passes defended to his name.
Purdue Betting Insights
- Purdue has a 5-7-0 record against the spread this season.
- The teams have hit the over in seven of Purdue’s 12 games with a set total.
Purdue Stats & Insights
- From an offensive perspective, Purdue is posting 406.5 total yards per game (53rd-ranked). It ranks 34th in the FBS defensively (347.0 total yards surrendered per game).
- From an offensive perspective, Purdue is generating 28.6 points per contest (66th-ranked). It ranks 41st in the FBS on defense (23.1 points surrendered per game).
- Purdue’s pass offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 21st-best in the FBS with 279.9 passing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is ceding 218.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 59th.
- From an offensive standpoint, Purdue is posting 126.6 rushing yards per contest (97th-ranked). It ranks 36th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (128.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
- Purdue ranks 73rd in the FBS with a 38.7% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 20th-best by allowing a 31.7% third-down rate.
- At 0, Purdue owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 18 forced turnovers (46th in the FBS) and 18 turnovers committed (76th in the FBS).
Purdue’s Best Players
- Aidan O’Connell has compiled 3,115 yards on 63.8% passing while tossing 22 touchdown passes with 11 interceptions this season.
- Devin Mockobee has run for 849 yards on 166 carries so far this year while scoring eight times on the ground. He’s also added 22 catches, totaling 217 yards.
- Dylan Downing has run for 337 yards across 86 attempts, scoring four touchdowns.
- Charlie Jones paces his team with 1,199 receiving yards on 97 catches with 12 touchdowns.
- Payne Durham has collected 550 receiving yards (45.8 yards per game) and eight touchdowns on 54 receptions.
- TJ Sheffield’s 60 targets have resulted in 35 receptions for 370 yards and three touchdowns.
- Jack Sullivan has collected 5.5 sacks to lead the team, while also picking up 4.0 TFL and 23 tackles.
- Jalen Graham, Purdue’s top tackler, has 45 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
- Cam Allen has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 29 tackles and four passes defended to his name.