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Road Team Covered In Seven Straight Between Buckeyes, Spartans

One of the most intense rivalries in recent college football history doesn’t exactly have the same luster this season as a fledgling Michigan State Spartans team hosts the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday. There has been one constant when Michigan State and Ohio State meet, as the road team has gone a perfect 7-0 ATS in their past seven matchups.

  • Ohio State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games against Michigan State.
  • Michigan State is 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan State's last 6 games against teams with winning records.

Since being upset by Penn State, Ohio State has gone on a tear, winning three straight while outscoring opponents 148-26. Quarterback J.T. Barrett has been near unstoppable in the past two games specifically, as the junior has completed 67.6 percent of his passes while notching eight total touchdowns (six passing, two rushing).

Michigan State claimed its first conference win last week by pounding a terrible Rutgers team. The lone bright spot in the Spartans’ dreadful season has been L.J. Scott, who has rushed for 439 yards and three touchdowns in the past four games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 23.5 for the Michigan State Spartans . 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).

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 49-17 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan State Spartans currently sport a record of 3-7, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-7 ATS. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 9-1 and 6-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Michigan State Spartans post a 4-6 over under record this season, while the Ohio State Buckeyes have gone 5-4-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan State vs Ohio State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 77 (Michigan State Spartans) and the No. 1 (Ohio State Buckeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Michigan State's No. 84-ranked offense, averaging 26.1 PPG, against a Ohio State defense that ranks No. 3 this week at 12.7 PPG. The Michigan State aerial game is averaging 230.7 yards per game, more than the Ohio State Buckeyes secondary allows through the air, 162.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Ohio State Buckeyes feature the league's No. 38-rated road run defense, allowing 144.75 yards per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, ranks No. 106 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ohio State cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 62-3 score against Maryland at Maryland Stadium.

Rutgers was unable to contain LJ Scott in its last action Saturday and the result was a 49-0 Week 11 loss against the Spartans.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Ohio State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Ohio State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
  • Ohio State is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Michigan State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Michigan State's last 12 games
  • Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State home to Michigan, Saturday, November 26th
Michigan State at Penn State, Saturday, November 26th