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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans Big Ten Picks

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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans

NCAA football betting fans looking for an enticing Big Ten matchup to wager on this weekend need look no further than the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans matchup. Considering that the Buckeyes come in ranked as the 10th best program in the nation, while the Spartans come in unranked, we have an idea of what the odds will have to say about this conference matchup. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at the sportsbook betting lines to see where the best bets lie.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans – Sat., Nov. 10th         

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Ohio State -3½ (-110)   -175
Michigan State +3½ (-110) +155
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Ohio State Buckeyes       

The Buckeyes burst into this weekend’s Big Ten matchup sporting an 8-1 record that ranks them as the 2nd best team in the Big Ten – East. With a 5-1 record in conference play, Ohio State isn’t too far behind Michigan, who lead the division thanks to their 6-0 record. Naturally, this has led the NCAA football betting odds to favor Ohio State over Michigan State this weekend. On top of that, history makes it clear that the Buckeyes have the upper hand here – despite the fact that they’re playing on the road. In their last ten matchups against the Spartans, Ohio State has posted a 7-3 record. However, considering that Ohio State recently suffered a 49-20 loss to unranked Purdue, there’s no guarantee that they’ll come out on top this upcoming Saturday.

Players to Watch: Dwayne Haskins (3,053 passing yards, 32 TD, 6 INT), JK Dobbins (684 rushing yards, 7 TD, 4.8 AVG), and KJ Hill (695 receiving yards, 4 TD, 51 REC).

Michigan State Spartans   

The Spartans charge into this Big Ten matchup flashing a 6-3 record that includes a 4-2 record in conference play. That 4-2 record ranks them 3rd overall in the Big Ten – East, just a couple games behind this weekend’s opponent. Interestingly enough, Michigan State beat Purdue 23-13 just two weekends ago. If the NCAA football math adds up, Michigan State should be able to deliver an upset at home. However, they’ll have to find some way to either contain or match the Buckeyes explosive offense. Right now Ohio State is putting up a whopping 42.2 points per game, which beats out the 23.4 that Michigan State is averaging.

Players to Watch: Brian Lewerke (1,740 passing yards, 8 TD, 8 INT), Connor Heyward (358 rushing yards, 5 TD, 5.1 AVG), and Felton Davis III (474 receiving yards, 4 TD, 31 REC).      

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Ohio State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
  • Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Michigan State
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State’s last 7 games when playing Michigan State
  • Michigan State is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing Ohio State
  • Michigan State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State’s last 5 games
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Spartans matchup? All in all, Ohio State is the safer pick here. However, there’re plenty of reasons to stick with the upset pick this weekend. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 30-27 Michigan State.

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