Yes, the title is true; we legally cannot lie to you. Big Casinos are trying to swallow each other whole. Until that happens, we all get a little bit of money in our pockets.
Claim this offer using DraftKings Sportsbook:
- Sign up by clicking here
- Select “Sign Me Up”
- Register & Deposit $5
- Place a $5 bet on Michigan or Purdue and get $150 back if your team wins!
As I was one of the very few people who were in on Michigan beating Ohio State last week (yeah, source), you know where this is going: Bet Michigan.
The DraftKings offer comes with the caveat that you have to pick the winner to receive the bonus. I am in the business of making money; if you are signing up for a new account, you will want to bet Michigan will get $150 back when it wins!
Now, listen, Purdue fans: CONGRATS to you. The Boilermakers won a first-ever Big Ten West title. It was a ‘must’ situation for the program entering last week with control over its own destiny and coming out on top. There were plenty of ways for Purdue not to be here: If Iowa had beaten Nebraska last Friday, the Hawkeyes would have had a rematch in Indianapolis. Or if Purdue had lost to Indiana, then Illinois would have had a rematch in front of it.
Purdue won and went 6-3 in the conference and 8-4 overall. Naturally and predictably, it is a massive underdog.
Will we re-name them the Spoilermakers?
Michigan opened as a 16.5-point favorite. You do not care about that. Michigan can win by 1 or 100, and you get paid the same on this offer.
Purdue enters with a puncher’s chance and an emotional edge. It is playing with house money and trying to do anything in the playbook. Because why not!?
Purdue has a solid offense. It averaged over 400 yards per game this year — with nearly 130 on the ground and 280 in the air. The team also scored over 28 points per game.
Emotionally, quarterback Aidan O’Connell is playing to remember his older brother, Sean, who just passed away.
“Sean was not only one of Purdue football’s biggest fans, but he was a better son, brother and friend,” the family statement read. “He lit up any room he walked in and all that knew him testify to his contagious joy. We trust the lord to provide strength and hope, and we appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this time.”
Purdue also has nine (9) wins as an unranked team against the Top 2 schools. No other team has more than four. So, it has happened. And could again.
Now, I do not advise betting on a puncher’s chance. Not ever. Take the easy money when the house wants to give it to you.
Michigan is the better team. It has an amazing defense. Jim Harbaugh is coaching for a $1.5M bonus. No one is missing that kind of cake.