Michigan State Spartans Sparring Partners for Buckeyes
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Ohio State Buckeyes head as NCAA football betting favorites towards what can kindly be described as a warm-up against the Michigan State Spartans in preparation for The Game. These are the online football betting odds for the game on Saturday, November 19th at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing:
Ohio State Buckeyes -21½ (-110) -1600
The Buckeyes (9-1) blew out the Maryland Terrapins 62-3 on Saturday. Starting QB J.T. Barrett finished 18 of 27 for 253 yards with two TDs and ran for 47 yards with two TDs, while backup Joe Burrow threw for 75 yards with one score. Curtis Samuel had 74 yards on five receptions with one TD. Mike Weber ran for 93 yards on 12 carries, while Demario McCall scored one rushing TD. Raekwon McMillan had ten tackles (six solo) and one sack. Marshon Lattimore intercepted one pass. Tyler Durbin kicked 2 of 2 field goals. The Buckeyes have won three games in a row.
The Spartans (3-7) trounced the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 49-0 on Saturday. QB Tyler O’Connor went 10 of 15 for 141 yards for three TDs. Trishton Jackson had 67 yards and one TD on two receptions, and Josiah Price scored two receiving TDs. LJ Scott ran for 122 yards and one TD on 20 carries, while Madre London scored two rushing TDs. Chris Frey had six tackles (four solo). Demetrius Cox returned an interception 30 yards for a TD. The Spartans snapped a seven-game losing streak.
OSU is averaging 511.4 total yards (244.4 passing and 267.0 rushing) and allowing 278.8 total yards (162.8 passing and 116.0 rushing) per game. Barrett is 189 of 292 (64.7%) for 2218 yards with 23 TDs and four interceptions. Noah Brown has 345 yards and seven TDs on 27 receptions. Weber has run for 935 yards and seven TDs on 152 carries. McMillan has 64 combined tackles. Tyquan Lewis has six sacks. Malik Hoover has intercepted five passes.
MSU is averaging 406.3 total yards (230.7 passing and 175.6 rushing) and allowing 360.5 total yards (200.2 passing and 160.3 rushing) per game. O’Connor is 131 of 213 (61.5%) for 1747 yards with 15 TDs and seven picks. R.J. Shelton has 710 yards and five TDs on 47 receptions. Scott has run for 775 yards and five TDs on 149 carries. Frey has 81 combined tackles. Riley Bullough has 5½ sacks.
The Buckeyes have won their last two games by the exact same margin of 62-3. According to the NCAA football betting odds, another lopsided victory might be on the way. OSU beat the spread in their first four games of the regular season, and then failed to cover it in the next four. However, the Buckeyes have covered massive NCAA football betting point spreads the last couple of games versus the Nebraska Huskers and Maryland. As for the Spartans, they still have a chance to pick up one more win this regular season; it’ll just have to wait until the season closer, though.