The game is critically important for both teams as they look to keep pressure on Penn State at the top of the Big-10 standings. The NCAA Football betting odds have the Buckeyes as a small road favorite in this game.
College football betting stats show that Ohio State has owned this series recently, winning the last six matchups. In fact, the last time Michigan State beat the Buckeyes was back in 1999. This season both teams come into the game at 6-1 according to NCAA football betting numbers. The Buckeyes only loss was to USC while the Spartans only defeat came against California.
NCAA football betting stats show that the Buckeyes are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. Ohio State has also done well in October, going 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in October according to college football betting stats. The Buckeyes are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Buckeyes are 23-9 ATS in their last 32 conference games. The problem for Ohio State in terms of college football betting numbers has been this season as they are only 1-5 against the spread.
The favorite is 5-1-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between the two teams and the Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings against Michigan State according to college football betting numbers.
Looking at Michigan State we see that the Spartans are 7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record according to NCAA football betting stats. The Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games according to college football betting stats. The Spartans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall according to college football betting stats. A problem for Michigan State has been their home record according to college football betting stats. They are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 home games.
College football betting stats show that in terms of the total the Under is 5-1 in the Buckeyes last 6 games overall. The Under is 8-2 in the Buckeyes last 10 games in October according to college football betting stats. The Under is 5-2 in the Buckeyes last 7 road games. The Under is 4-0 in the Spartans last 4 home games. College football betting stats show that the Over is 6-1 in the Spartans last 7 conference games.
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