Minn v ILL
Minn lost 6 of last 9, while Ill won 6 of last 9, they both upset Indiana, they both beat the other on the others home floor...game is in Chicago, I will go with Illinois
PSU v Blue
Should be a blow out, but as you know Penn St was 0-14 in B1G until they upset Michigan...still I'll go maize & blue
Neb v Pur
Purdue is playing really well right now, beat Wisconsin by 13 in Wis, lost to Michigan but had a chance to tie at the end, then beat Minny. Nebraska has showed me nothing, 5 B1G wins with 2 against PSU. I will pick Purdue, but I am hoping Nebraska can pull an upset, since the winner of this game plays OSU.
NW v Iowa
Iowa is also playing well coming into the tourney and is now a "bubble" team, they won 6 of their last 8. One talking head said they will probably be in if they beat Northwestern and then upset Mich St...that would help OSU also because they would play the winner of that game, assuming the Bucks win their 1st game.
My first thought was to pick against at least one of the favorites since there always seems to be upsets, but looking back 4 years the chalk has won 12 of the 13 games in the first round. The only upset being last year when #10 Minny beat #7 NW.