Buckeyes Face Dangerous Dog Spartans Saturday in Potential Trap

Ohio State Buckeyes face Michigan State Spartans Week 14 Betting Lines, Picks and Predictions

Ohio State has no margin for error. One more canceled game means disqualification from the Big Ten championship. So too is that the case if they lose a game with the College Football odds. The Spartans aren’t much to look at. But upset wins over Michigan and Northwestern are a warning. For example, 8th ranked Northwestern had their season ruined Saturday at Michigan State. Gamblers will be asking if OSU is feeling the pressure. Further, can Michigan State put together back to back strong efforts? Or will they lay down and relax as they did after their Michigan win?

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Betting Information

Date and Time:Saturday, December 5, 2020, 12 p.m. ET
Location:Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
Ohio State at Michigan State TV Coverage:ABC
Ohio State at Michigan State Odds at SBG Sportsbook:
Ohio State-24 (-110)59½ (-110)-3000
Michigan State+24 (-110)59½ (-110)+1500
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Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans SBG Odds Overview

To show sports betting action is already heavy on the Buckeyes. Their name-brand status as playoff contenders is too much for squares to pass up. Sharps will even look hard at OSU. Cause by situational handicapping.

Ohio State Buckeyes Team Overview

The last game for the Buckeyes was a 42-35 win over Indiana as 21-point home overlays. Over the total of 67.5 saw the cashier’s cage. OSU is 4-0 straight up, 2-2 against the spread, and 2-1 over the total. Overall, the Buckeyes rank 7th in the nation for total offense and 8th for scoring. Defensively OSU ranks 53rd in the country and 45th for points allowed.

Namely, Justin Fields will be the best player on the field. Fields have a 202.1 QB rating with 13 touchdown passes and three interceptions. Fields have completed 80% of his passes for 10.7 yards per attempt.

Michigan State Spartans Team Overview

Michigan State beat Northwestern 29-20 Saturday as 13.5-point home dogs. And then over the total of 40 paid too. Sparty is 2-3 straight up and against the spread with 3-2 over the total. MSU ranks 112th for total offense and 117th for scoring. Defensively the Spartans are 44th in the country and 78th for points allowed.

Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans Against the Spread

The Buckeyes are:

  • 17-15 against the spread in all games
  • 16-14 on the board as chalk
  • 13-11 vs. the odds in the Big Ten
  • 15-15-2 over and under
  • 14-14-2 over and under as chalk
  • 12-11-1 over the total in the Big Ten
  • 3-0 against the spread in their last three games against Michigan State
  • 0-5 under the total against the Spartans
  • 6-2 with the odds at Spartan Stadium
  • 0-2 under the total at Michigan State

The Spartans are:

  • 10-21 against the spread in their last 31 matchups
  • 4-9 on the board as a dog
  • 8-15 vs. the odds against the Big Ten
  • 12-19 under the total in all games
  • 9-14 to the under against the Big Ten
  • 3-10 under the total as a dog

Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans SBG Free Picks

Following their College Football odds win over Michigan the Spartans were annihilated by Iowa 49-7. It’s reasonable to expect something similar in this spot against a much better Buckeyes team.

Ohio State at Michigan State SBG Best Bet: Ohio State Buckeyes.

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