The Michigan State Spartans have won five of the last six meetings with the Michigan Wolverines heading into Saturday’s Big Ten rivalry game in East Lansing.
The Spartans are 6-0 against the spread in those games and will look to extend their five-game winning streak overall in hopes of staying in the national title picture. (The line was bet up to 17 points at Bodog by Friday.)
The Wolverines are simply trying to play spoilers at this point of the season after dropping three of their last four games. They are 2-4 ATS in their past six but broke a three-game losing streak with an 18-13 win over Penn State as 2.5-point home favorites before their bye week.
Michigan has covered in its last three road games against Big Ten opponents and is 3-1 ATS in its past four as a road underdog.
Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans Opening Odds and Betting Line
Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Michigan Wolverines listed as 17.5-point underdogs earlier this week at Bodog. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was 48 at TopBet.
Computer Prediction: Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans Pick
Odds – VSB
computer prediction formulas pick a 44-26 win for the Spartans on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Michigan State battles the Michigan Wolverines, currently with a 3-4 mark (3-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 6-1 for the Spartans and 2-4-1 for the Michigan Wolverines. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan State vs Michigan injuries news.
The Michigan State Spartans sit at No. 5 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
, while the Michigan Wolverines are at No. 72 on that chart.
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How Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the Michigan State Spartans No. 3-ranked offense (47 PPG) against a Michigan Wolverines defense that ranks No. 32 at 21.43 PPG. The Michigan State Spartans passing attack has averaged 265.14 yards per game, more than the Michigan Wolverines give up through the air (207.43 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Michigan Wolverines own the league’s No. 5-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 64 yards per game when on the road. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Wolverines grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Nittany Lions in their last game, winning 18-13 at Michigan Stadium.
Connor Cook’s 332-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Michigan State earned a 56-17 win over Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans Betting Odds Trends
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Michigan’s last 13 games
Michigan is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Michigan State is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Michigan State’s last 9 games
Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Michigan home to Indiana, Saturday, November 1st
Michigan State home to Ohio State, Saturday, November 8th