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The Game Has Been Completely One-Sided

Ohio State and Michigan meet for the 113th time in their storied histories on Saturday in Columbus and this rendition of The Game has major implications. Recent history greatly favors the Buckeyes, as Ohio State has won 10 of the past 11 meetings with Michigan. However, the Wolverines aren’t the same pushovers they have been in recent years, as both teams enter The Game with identical 10-1 (7-1) records.

Shark Bites
  • Michigan is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games against Ohio State.
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Michigan's last 15 games within the Big Ten.
  • Ohio State is 9-0 SU in its last 9 games at home after consecutive road games.

J.T. Barrett has been incredibly efficient, as the Ohio State quarterback has accounted for 10 touchdowns and no turnovers while completing 62.6 percent of his passes in the past five games. Barrett was unstoppable in The Game last season, as the then sophomore quarterback passed for 113 yards and rushed for 139 while accounting for four touchdowns.

Michigan’s fate may rest on the injured shoulder of Wilton Speight. The quarterback did not play in Michigan’s last game against Indiana and the offense suffered, as backup John O’Korn went 7-for-16 for 59 yards and no touchdowns. Running back De’Veon Smith stepped up big with 158 yards and two touchdowns, but being one-dimensional against one of the top defenses in the country is potentially disastrous.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Michigan Wolverines listed as 7-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 39-37 victory for the Buckeyes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Michigan Wolverines vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Michigan Wolverines have seen them go 10-1 and 5-6 ATS so far this season, while the Ohio State Buckeyes are at 10-1 and 6-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Buckeyes are 5-5-1, while the Wolverines are 7-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Michigan injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 1 and the Michigan Wolverines at No. 3 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Ohio State Buckeyes No. 6-ranked offense (43.82 PPG) against a Michigan Wolverines defense that ranks No. 1 at 10.91 PPG. The Ohio State Buckeyes passing attack has averaged 230 yards per game, more than the Michigan Wolverines give up through the air (137 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Michigan Wolverines own the league's No. 32-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 138.33 yards per game when on the road. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana was unable to contain De'Veon Smith in its last action Saturday and the result was a 20-10 Week 12 loss against the Wolverines.

Mike Weber went over the 100-yard mark (111) in his team's latest effort as Ohio State defeated Michigan State by a score of 17-16 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Michigan is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Michigan's last 19 games
  • Michigan is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ohio State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • Ohio State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

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