17th ranked Michigan hosts 18th ranked Michigan State in a game that can be seen on ABC. Despite the fact that Michigan is ranked lower, they are a four-point favorite in college football betting.
Anytime you get a chance to watch Michigan it is a treat because Heisman Trophy favorite Denard Robinson is running and throwing the ball. Michigan has no defense but then again neither does Michigan State so this game should be high scoring. The total at Sbgglobal is listed at 64. With these two offenses that total seems awfully low.
Huge Game – There is no other way to describe this game except as the biggest one of the season to this point for Michigan State and Michigan. The winner gets a shot at moving into the Top 10 while the loser is looking to next season. Yes, Michigan’s game at the end of the season against Ohio State will be bigger but right now the Wolverines and Spartans are playing the biggest game in the Big 10.
Michigan State has Won the last Two – If Michigan loses for the third straight time to Michigan State it is not going to go over well in Ann Arbor. Losing to Ohio State is one thing but losing to your instate rival is simply intolerable. The pressure is on Rich Rodriguez to win this game.
No Defense – The Wolverines are ranked 102nd in the country in total defense. They need Robinson to run and pass all over the field because their defense sucks. Michigan State is not much better. They have gone over the total in their last four conference games and eight of their last ten overall. They are an over machine on the road as 41 of their last 58 road games have gone over. Michigan has gone over in college football betting in five of their last six as home favorites. Four of the last five at Michigan in this series have gone over the total. Looks like another high scoring game on Saturday and worth a college football bet.