College football betting online numbers at Sbg global list the Spartans as 28.5 point favorites.
Florida Atlantic started the season last week with a surprising 32-31 win over UAB. Quarterback Jeff Van Camp was pretty good as he threw for three TDs with only one interception while Alfred Morris had 103 yards on the ground. The FAU defense was rotten again but they held on as the offense outscored UAB.
Spartans Should Score at Will – Florida Atlantic couldn’t stop UAB last week and they are not going to stop Michigan State. The FAU defense gave up 345 rushing yards last week. Good luck at stopping the Spartans. Last week when the Spartans beat Western Michigan by a score of 38-14, quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 186 yards while the running game of Le’Veon Bell and Edwin Baker was superb. Michigan State racked up 485 yards of total offense and zero turnovers last week. They could easily end up with at least that many yards this week against a very weak Florida Atlantic defense.
Defense a Question for MSU: The Spartans are still not very good on defense and that is somewhat of a concern with a team that is laying four touchdowns. FAU can score and Michigan State simply does not have a defense that makes big stops. The Spartans don’t have much of a pass rush so they are not going to totally shut down Florida Atlantic in this contest. Michigan State really didn’t do that great a job last week in stopping Western Michigan.
Michigan State beat Florida Atlantic two years ago by a score of 17-0. That is not likely to be the score in college football betting online on Saturday. Both teams should put points on the board and a high scoring game is definitely possible. Florida Atlantic might find a way to get the backdoor cover but it seems more likely that the Spartans will win this game by more than four TDs so Michigan State should get the bulk of the action from those gamblers who are betting college football.