College Football Game Odds for Michigan vs. Ohio StatePosted by: Charlie Smith
With the end of the NCAA football betting season in sight, players know that they have to take full advantage of college football game odds in order to enjoy the little time we have left in the season. This weekend, there are ample wagering opportunities for fans to tune in for. However, the matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines might just be the most enticing one. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout sports betting lines are predicting for this Saturday’s pairing.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines – Sat., November 25th
When: 12:00 pm ET
Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Stream: Fox Sports Go, Watch ESPN
College Football Game Odds:
Ohio State Buckeyes -12 (-110) 50 (-110) -460
Michigan Wolverines +12 (-110) 50 (-110) +365
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes, currently ranked as the 9th best program in the nation, enter this Week 13 pairing sporting a 9-2 record that ranks them as the best team in the Big Ten – East. This is largely in part to the 7-1 record Ohio State has posted in conference play this season, beating top rankings teams like Penn State and Michigan State in order to remain the top dog. Ohio State will be looking to pick up yet another conference win this Saturday against Michigan. The odds make it clear that all football special bets should be placed on the Buckeyes. The 9th ranked program in the nation enters this matchup riding a two-game winning streak which includes their most recent 52-14 triumph over Illinois.
The Buckeyes outclass Michigan on offense and the odds on the money line exemplify that to a tee. The Buckeyes have the better offense; Ohio State puts up 44.9 to Michigan’s 26.3, but the Wolverines have the slightly better defensive unit as they’re only allowing 17.1 points and 261.2 yards to the Buckeyes 19.8 points and 291.5. With those averages in mind, as well as the fact that one team is ranked 9th in the nation while the other is unranked, fans can begin to understand just why the money line is as lopsided as it is.
The Wolverines speed into this Saturday’s game with an 8-3 record that ranks them 4th in the Big Ten – East Standings thanks to the 5-3 conference record the program has posted this season. Michigan is coming off a tough 24-10 loss to No. 5 Wisconsin that will make it even harder for the Wolverines to nab a high profile bowl game towards the end of the season. Furthermore, that loss snapped a 3-game winning streak that the Wolverines had built up over the last couple of weeks. Nevertheless, the college football game odds predict that Michigan will avoid the rebound this weekend and instead will accumulate a losing streak. That sort of thing tends to happen when an unranked program faces two top-10 schools back to back.