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Wildcats host Spartans in Week 13 action

Michigan State SpartansNorthwestern Wildcats
Nov 26, 12:00 PM | Grass of Ryan Field

Michigan State Spartans vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

9-2TEAM RECORD6-5

Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Wildcats host the Spartans at Ryan Field in Week 13 action.

Supporters of the Spartans have seen them go 9-2 and 7-4 ATS so far this season, while the Wildcats are at 6-5 and 5-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 6-5, while the Spartans are 5-5.

View Michigan State vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark set the point spread at 7 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Wildcats, currently No. 56 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Spartans, who rate No. 7 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 41-29 victory for the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northwestern's No. 41-ranked offense, averaging 30.6 PPG, against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 5 this week at 15.3 PPG. The Wildcats aerial game is averaging 256.9 yards per game, more than the Spartans secondary allows through the air, 156.1 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Spartans feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 106.5 yards per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, ranks No. 66 in rushing offense at home.

Michigan State was a 55-3 winner in its last match at home against Indiana. They covered the 27.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 58 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Northwestern was a 28-13 winner in their most recent outing at home against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 16–point spread as favorites, while the total score (41) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Spartans at Wildcats trends to consider:
Michigan State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games
Michigan State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Northwestern
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games when playing Northwestern
Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games when playing Michigan State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games at home
Northwestern is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games

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