NCAAF #7 Michigan State vs #4 Ohio State Betting Odds and Prediction

NCAAF #7 Michigan State vs #4 Ohio State Betting Odds and Prediction

The most important game in the Big Ten so far this season happens on Saturday when the #4 Ohio State Buckeyes welcome the #7 Michigan State Spartans. Both teams dream of playing in the College Football Playoff. If Ohio State loses, their dreams are over. If Michigan State wins, their dreams get a supercharged volt. There’s a lot at stake in this huge battle. Which Big Ten squad gets it done? Check out NCAAF odds, analysis, and a free pick for Michigan State at Ohio State. 

College Football Betting Odds – Michigan State Spartans vs #2 Ohio State BuckeyesAnalysis

NCAAF Week 12 Betting: #7 Michigan State Spartans at #4 Ohio State Odds & Match Info

Why bet on Michigan State versus Ohio State?

The Michigan State Spartans send the best running back in college football to the field. Kenneth Walker III has averaged 6.5 yards per carry on his way to 1,568 rushing yards. Walker has scored 17 rushing TDs. He’s also caught a pass for a TD. No team has stopped KWIII yet this season. Why would Ohio State be the first? 

Michigan State Spartans Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 450.8
  • Passing Yards: 251.8
  • Rushing Yards: 199.0
  • Points Scored: 34.6
  • Turnovers: 5

Michigan State Spartans Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 444.0
  • Passing Yards: 329.4
  • Rushing Yards: 114.6
  • Points Scored: 22.5
  • Takeaways: 8

Why bet on Ohio State versus Michigan State?

Kenneth Walker can have a great game and the Buckeyes could still roll Sparty. The reason? On Saturday, the Michigan State defense faces the top scoring team in the nation. The Buckeyes average a ridiculous 46.3 points per. Versus Purdue, a team that beat Michigan State, Ohio State scored 59 points. Purdue scored 31, not bad, but it wasn’t close to what the Buckeyes posted. Michigan State won’t be able to keep up on the scoreboard. 

Ohio State Buckeyes Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 550.3
  • Passing Yards: 353.6
  • Rushing Yards: 196.7
  • Points Scored: 46.3
  • Turnovers: 2

Ohio State Buckeyes Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 368.8
  • Passing Yards: 261.5
  • Rushing Yards: 107.3
  • Points Scored: 20.2
  • Takeaways: 11

Relevant Trends for #7 Michigan State Spartans at #4 Ohio State Buckeyes

  • Spartans are 7-1-2 ATS in their last 10 games
  • Michigan State is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games
  • Over is 5-1 in the Spartans last 6 games as an underdog
  • Buckeyes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Ohio State is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings
  • Over is 3-1-1 in the Buckeyes last 5 games following an ATS win 

#7 Michigan State at #4 Ohio State Final Betting Prediction

No doubt, the Ohio State Buckeyes showed the college football world why the CFP has ranked them fourth in the nation. The Buckeyes dominated Aiden O’Connell, David Bell, and the rest of the Purdue Boilermakers in one of the most lopsided victories of the season between Top 25 ranked teams.

But although Ohio State looked fantastic in the win against Purdue, Michigan State is a tough team to deal with. Sparty allows just 22.5 points per.

One of the reasons the defense is so effective is because Michigan State controls the clock with Kenneth Walker III. If the game gets out of hand like it did for the Spartans versus Purdue, Ohio State will roll. 

But if the game is similar to the Buckeyes’ Penn State game, where OSU won straight up but lost against the spread, MSU could take this on the moneyline. Either way, at -19 Ohio State is an underlay. Michigan State to cover is the play. 

NCAAF Week 12 Pick: Michigan State Spartans

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