BYU Vs Michigan State College Football Expert Picks

Written by on October 6, 2016

Even when you are considered to be one of the best teams in college football, it’s amazing how quickly the wheels can come completely off after a tough loss. The Michigan State Spartans were considered to be one of the better teams in the Big 10 Conference this season, but they are now in danger of slipping to a third consecutive loss. Their offense has gone MIA, and losses to Wisconsin and Indiana have them totally out of the playoff picture after just 4 games. To make matters even worse, they still have some of the bigger hitters in the Big 10 to come before the season draws to a close. The Spartan may now officially be in the role of the spoiler, but in order for them to live up to that billing, they are going to have to find a way to get their season back on track. They will have a shot to do just that when they welcome in the BYU Cougars this coming Saturday. Find the updated betting odds here.

In Depth Analysis On The BYU Cougars Vs Michigan State Spartans College Football Expert Picks

When: Saturday, October 8 at 3:30 PM ESTWhere: Spartan Stadium, East LansingTV: CBSLive Stream: CBS Sports NetworkNCAAF Odds: TBA 

Why bet on the BYU Cougars

The BYU Cougars have been offensively sound in recent weeks, posting over 500 yards of offense in each of their last two games. Despite those impressive numbers, they still only managed to go .500, and are now just 2-3 on the season. If they are to have any shot at leaving Michigan with the win, they are going to have to be able to run the ball. That will mean that Jamaal Williams will need another monster type game like the one he had against Toledo, where he rushed for 286 yards on 30 carries. Williams has been a beast this season, but he will be running into a bit of a brick wall on Saturday, as the Spartans are only giving up 3.1 yards per carry this season.

Why bet on the Michigan State Spartans

The last thing the Spartans will want this weekend is to get behind early, especially since they have only managed to score 27 total points in their last 2 games. Michigan State have been very sloppy this season, and have been making mistakes and taking dumb penalties at critical stages of games. It is that, more than anything else that has been their downfall this season. This is still a very good team, though, and you have to feel as though they have what it takes to break out of this slump. They are going to have to get their confidence level back up for the much more difficult challenges that still lie ahead of them this season.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Spartans have proven to be very effective at stopping the run this season, and if they can do that again this weekend, this should be a comfortable win for them. Michigan State are favored by 6 points, and I think they win and cover the spread versus BYU.

BYU Cougars 17 Michigan State Spartans 31