|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAAFWithout a doubt, the biggest college football game of the weekend sees the No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes taking on the No. 6 Michigan State Spartans. The matchup, with direct implications for each team's hopes of making the NCAA Playoff, kicks off at 8:00 PM ET in Spartan Stadium.
Ohio State is 7-1 SU so far this season, and 3-0 SU on the road. They are 6-2 ATS, and seven of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other one going UNDER. They are coming off of a 55-14 win over Illinois, where they won aginst the spread as 28 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 62 point line set by the sportsbook.
Michigan State is 7-1 SU overall this year, and 5-0 SU at home. They are 5-3 ATS, and seven of their games have gone OVER the total, with the other one going UNDER. They are coming off of a 35-11 win over Michigan, where they won against the spread as 17 point home favorites. The total went OVER the 45 point line set by the oddsmakers.
The Buckeyes are 5-1 ATS overall lately, and 6-2 ATS coming off of a bye week. They are 9-4-1 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise, and 35-16-1 ATS on the road. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games after a bye, and OVER in 5 of their last 6 on the road.
The Spartans are 6-1 ATS at home lately, and 4-1 ATS after a bye. They are 10-3-1 ATS winning teams, and 10-4 ATS against conference opponents. The total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 10 games overall, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 in November. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 at home.
Between these teams, Ohio State is 4-1 ATS when playing at Michigan State. The road team is 5-1 ATS, while the underdog is 4-1 ATS in this series.
They last met in December 2013, when Michigan State won 34-24, and won against the spread as 5.5 point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 53.5 point line that was set for the game.
For tonight's big matchup, Michigan State is listed as a 3.5 point home favorite. The over/under is set at 55.5 points. For the moneyline, the Buckeyes are listed at +150, with the favored Spartans a -170.