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Buckeyes host Spartans in Week 5 action

Michigan State SpartansOhio State Buckeyes
Oct 1, 3:30 PM | Turf of Ohio Stadium

Michigan State Spartans vs Ohio State Buckeyes Odds

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The Spartans will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Buckeyes in Ohio State at Ohio Stadium on Saturday in Week 5 action.

Backers of the Buckeyes have seen them go 3-1 and 2-2 ATS so far this season, while the Spartans are at 3-1 and 2-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Spartans are 1-2, while the Buckeyes are 1-3.

View Michigan State vs Ohio State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Buckeyes were listed as 2.5-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Buckeyes sit at No. 95 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Spartans are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Spartans will win this game 43-34.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ohio State's No. 69-ranked offense (28 PPG) against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 8 at 11 PPG. The Buckeyes passing attack has averaged 156.8 yards per game, more than the Spartans give up through the air (101 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Spartans feature the league's No. 29-rated road run defense, allowing 114 yards per game. Ohio State, meanwhile, ranks No. 50 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 45-7 winner at home against Central Michigan. They covered the 21.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (52) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Ohio State was a 37-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colorado. They covered the 15–point spread as favorites, while the total score (54) made winners of OVER bettors.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2

Ohio State Buckeyes Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Spartans at Buckeyes trends to consider:
Michigan State is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Michigan State's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games when playing Ohio State
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Michigan State
Ohio State is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ohio State's last 7 games

Next up:
Michigan State home to Michigan, Saturday, October 15
Ohio State at Nebraska, Saturday, October 8

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