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Michigan State Spartans Host the Northwestern Wildcats in Week 7 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

Spartan Stadium features a battle between the host Michigan State Spartans and the visiting Northwestern Wildcats in college football betting action Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Michigan State Spartans in this game found them listed as -6.5-point favorites on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 24.6-19.6 win for the Spartans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northwestern Wildcats will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Michigan State Spartans are 1-4 ATS. Northwestern is 1-4 against the over under total, while Michigan State is 1-4 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan State vs Northwestern injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 67-rated Michigan State Spartans and the No. 74-rated Northwestern Wildcats in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Michigan State's No. 112-ranked offense, averaging 21 PPG, against a Northwestern defense that ranks No. 25 this week at 19.8 PPG. The Michigan State aerial game is averaging 213 yards per game, less than the Northwestern Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 246.8 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Northwestern Wildcats own the league's No. 5-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 79 yards per game when on the road. Michigan State, on the other hand, rates No. 119 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Justin Jackson went over the 100-yard mark (171) in his team's latest effort as Northwestern defeated Iowa by a score of 38-31 on Saturday.

In their last game, the Spartans were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 31-14 score against BYU.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Northwestern is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Northwestern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games
  • Michigan State is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Michigan State is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • Michigan State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Indiana, Saturday, October 22nd
Michigan State at Maryland, Saturday, October 22nd