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Michigan State eyes fifth straight home win over Wolverines

Tyler O'Connor Michigan State

The Michigan State Spartans are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last four home games against the Michigan Wolverines. Going off as an underdog at home against Michigan for the first time since 2009, the Spartans will try to pull off an upset and keep the streak alive on Saturday.

SHARK BITES
  • Michigan State is 0-5 ATS in its last five games.
  • Michigan is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road after winning their two most recent road games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Michigan's last seven games against Michigan State.

Overall, the Spartans have won seven of their last eight games against the Wolverines and are a perfect 8-0 ATS over those eight games. Michigan State has historically been a solid Big Ten contender under head coach Mark Dantonio, but 2016 has been a down year for the program as the Spartans are just 2-5 SU and 1-6 ATS through their first seven games.

Michigan, on the other hand, has been a powerhouse all season, boasting a 7-0 SU and 4-3 ATS record to this point. The Wolverines are fueled on offense by amazing depth at the running back position, with all four of their top rushers having at least 40 carries, 330 yards and three touchdowns. As a team, Michigan has rushed for 1800 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Michigan Wolverines in this one found them as -21-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 44-15 win for the Wolverines on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan Wolverines will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-3 ATS against the spread this season, while the Michigan State Spartans are 1-6 ATS. Michigan is 5-2 on the over under betting totals; Michigan State is 2-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan State vs Michigan injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Michigan State Spartans rated this week at No. 78 and the Michigan Wolverines sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Michigan State's No. 106-ranked offense, averaging 23.14 PPG, against a Michigan defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 10 PPG. The Michigan State aerial game is averaging 235 yards per game, more than the Michigan Wolverines secondary allows through the air, 111 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Michigan Wolverines own the league's No. 1-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 34 yards per game when on the road. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 126 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Karan Higdon went over the 100-yard mark (106) in his team's latest effort as Michigan defeated Illinois by a score of 41-8 on Saturday.

LJ Scott tore up the turf for 128 rushing yards in the latest Spartans game, a 28-17 loss to the Terrapins at Maryland Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Michigan's last 15 games
  • Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Michigan State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan home to Maryland, Saturday, November 5th
Michigan State at Illinois, Saturday, November 5th

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