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Buckeyes and Spartans square off in Big Ten Championship

It promises to be a classic battle between an offensive juggernaut and the nation’s top defense when the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans meet Saturday in the Big Ten Championship. The Buckeyes are 6-point favorites at Bovada, and a win virtually guarantees them a berth in the national championship game in Pasadena on January 6. The Spartans, meanwhile, are looking to earn a trip to the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.

The undefeated Buckeyes own the Big Ten’s top offense, averaging 48 points per game and over 530 yards per game. But Michigan State’s defense has given up just 237 yards per game and less than 12 PPG, on their way to an 11-1 record. History, however, is with the Buckeyes, who are 8-1 SU in their last nine against the Spartans.

The ACC Championship features the Florida State Seminoles, the nation’s #1 ranked team, against the Duke Blue Devils. Ranked No. 20 in the BCS standings, Duke surprised the pundits by winning the Coastal division, earning a berth in one of the biggest games in the team’s history.

The Seminoles are 29-point favorites at BetOnline. But that is no surprise. Duke is 0-10 SU and ATS in their last 10 against the Seminoles, who are undefeated this season, 10-2 ATS, and dominate Duke in just about every statistical category. But Cinderella occasionally is the belle of the ball, and a win by Duke would represent one of the biggest upsets in ACC history.

The Auburn Tigers head into the SEC Championship Game on the heels of a thrilling victory in last weekend’s Iron Bowl, knocking Alabama from the nation’s top ranking. Bovada currently has Auburn as razor-thin 2-point favorites over the Missouri Tigers, who are ranked No. 5 in the BCS standings. These are two closely matched teams, sporting identical 11-1 records SU, with each team scoring just under 39 PPG and both clubs sporting stingy defences. With a possible berth in the national championship game on the line, this has the potential to be the most exciting matchup of the weekend.