The Ohio State Buckeyes truly have no margin for error. If they have one more game cancelled, they are disqualified from the Big Ten championship. So too is that the case if they lose a game. The Michigan State Spartans aren’t much to look at. But upset wins over the Michigan Wolverines and the Northwestern Wildcats serve warning to all. Last week Northwestern had their season ruined as an 8th ranked team at Michigan State. The Buckeyes were COVID-19 cancelled last week. Head coach Ryan Day was out with the virus along with a host of players. Gamblers will be asking if OSU is feeling the pressure or angry and ready to break out to put a whooping on Sparty. Further, can Michigan State put together back to back strong efforts. Or will they lay down and relax as they did after their win over Michigan.
Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans
When: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 12 p.m. ET
Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
College Football Odds at BookMaker.eu
Ohio State Buckeyes -22
Michigan State Spartans +22
Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans Bookmaker Odds Overview
Public wagering action is already heavy on the Buckeyes. Their status as name brand playoff contenders is too much for squares to pass up.
Ohio State Buckeyes Team Overview
Last time out for the Ohio State Buckeyes was a 42-35 win over the Indiana Hoosiers as 21-point home overlays with the game going over the total of 67.5. OSU is 4-0 straight up, 2-2 against the spread, and 2-1 over the total.
Overall, the Buckeyes rank 7th in the nation for total offense, 20th for passing, 15th for rushing, 8th for scoring, and 22nd for turnovers. Defensively OSU ranks 53rd in the country, 116th against the pass, 11th against the rush, 45th for points allowed, and 102nd for takeaways.
OSU quarterback Justin Fields will be the best player on the field. He has a 202.1 QB rating with 13 touchdown passes and just three interceptions. Fields has completed 80% of his passes for 10.7 yards per attempt.
Michigan State Spartans Team Overview
Michigan State beat Northwestern 29-20 as 13.5-point home dogs last Saturday with the game going over the total of 40. As a result, Sparty is 2-3 straight up and against the spread with 3-2 over the total.
MSU ranks 112th for total offense, 61st for passing, 122nd for rushing, 117th for scoring, and 99th for turnovers. Defensively the Spartans are 44th in the country, 69th against the pass, 36th against the rush, 78th for points allowed, and 60th for takeaways.
Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans Vs. The Line
The Buckeyes are:
17-15 against the spread in all games
16-14 on the board as chalk
13-11 vs. the odds in the Big Ten
15-15-2 over and under
14-14-2 over and under as chalk
12-11-1 over the total in the Big Ten
3-0 against the spread in their last three games against Michigan State
0-5 under the total against the Spartans
6-2 with the odds at Spartan Stadium
0-2 under the total at Michigan State
The Spartans are:
10-21 against the spread in their last 31 matchups
4-9 on the board as a dog
8-15 vs. the odds against the Big Ten
12-19 under the total in all games
9-14 to the under against the Big Ten
3-10 under the total as a dog
Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans Bookmaker Free Picks
Following their win over Michigan the Spartans were annihilated by Iowa 49-7. It’s reasonable to expect something similar in this spot against a much better Buckeyes team.
Ohio State at Michigan State Bookmaker Best Bet: Ohio State Buckeyes
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