Rivals get ready to clash when Michigan State visits undefeated Ohio State this weekend for Big Ten East supremacy. If there has been one constant in the rivalry, it’s that the road team is covering with the travelling team going 6-1 ATS in their last seven meetings.
- Michigan State is 2-9 SU in their last 11 games against Ohio State.
- J.T. Barrett threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns against the Spartans last season.
- Michigan State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
There is some uncertainty for the Spartans heading into the game, with quarterback Connor Cook wearing a headset on the sideline for the second half of last week’s 24-7 win over Maryland. Coach Mark Dantonio said that Cook is fine, but how the senior practices this week will be important.
Ohio State won their 23rd consecutive game last week with a grinding 28-3 domination of Illinois. Running back Ezekiel Elliott put up another big performance last week with 181 yards and two touchdowns, extending his streak of 100-plus rushing yard games to 15 games.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Ohio State Buckeyes sat as -13-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Buckeyes to win this game on Saturday 42-25. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Michigan State Spartans vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Michigan State Spartans will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-6 ATS. Michigan State is 5-5 against the over under total, while Ohio State is 2-8 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Michigan State injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Ohio State Buckeyes) and the No. 35 (Michigan State Spartans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds – VSB
Offensively, the game matches up the Ohio State Buckeyes No. 29-ranked offense (36.4 PPG) against a Michigan State Spartans defense that ranks No. 36 at 22.3 PPG. The Ohio State Buckeyes passing attack has averaged 208.4 yards per game, less than the Michigan State Spartans give up through the air (243 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Michigan State Spartans feature the league’s No. 7-rated road run defense, allowing 100 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 42 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, the Spartans were Week 11 winners, coming out on top of the Terrapins by a score of 24-7.
Illinois was unable to contain Ezekiel Elliott in its last action Saturday and the result was a 28-3 Week 11 loss against the Buckeyes.
- Michigan State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
- Michigan State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
- The total has gone OVER in 17 of Michigan State’s last 25 games
- Michigan State is 18-6-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
- Ohio State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Ohio State’s last 9 games
- Ohio State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Michigan State home to Penn State, Saturday, November 28th
Ohio State at Michigan, Saturday, November 28th