When you bet college football this week your first inclination is going to bet to take #7 Michigan State laying less than a touchdown at Northwestern.
Will the Spartans avoid the letdown and come through in NCAA betting or will the Wildcats spring the upset?
Michigan State -5 at Sbg global.com – The Spartans are a 5-point favorite with a total of 52.5 in this game that can be seen on ESPN. Michigan State won 26-6 against Illinois last week while Northwestern had a bye.
Unbeaten Spartans – Michigan State is unbeaten but we really don’t know if they are any good. They are 7-0 but their list of victims is not overwhelming. They did beat Wisconsin though and that win does look good. The wins over Michigan and Notre Dame don’t look that great though. That is why they are just 5-point favorites this week. The Spartans have a decent quarterback in Kurt Cousins but he doesn’t blow you away. The Spartans defense is playing great lately and that is one of the reasons they continue to win. They forced six turnovers last week against Illinois.
Northwestern is 5-1 – The Wildcats are 5-1 but they haven’t played anyone either. The one win in the conference that Northwestern got was against rotten Minnesota. You can make a case that Northwestern does not have a quality victory among their five wins. The Wildcats do have a good quarterback in Dan Persa who has thrown for 1,663 yards with 10 touchdowns and only two interceptions.
Series and Trends – Michigan State won the last two games in this series including 24-14 last year. The Spartans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Spartans are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Spartans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog. The Wildcats are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings against Northwestern. Trends to consider when you bet college football with the total indicate that the Over is 9-2 in the Spartans last 11 games as a road favorite. The Under is 6-2 in the Spartans last 8 games in October. The Over is 41-17-1 in the Spartans last 59 road games. The Over is 5-1 in the Wildcats last 6 home games.