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Ohio State is a Good Bet at the Big House

Ohio State Football

The Big House is a daunting place to play football, but Ohio State has revelled in the opportunity as they are 4-1 SU and ATS in their past five games visiting Michigan. The Buckeyes will look to climb back into the playoffs with a victory over the Wolverines Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Michigan is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games in November.
  • Ohio State is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 following a loss.
  • Ohio State did not turn the ball over once when these teams met last season.

Ohio State is coming off a last second loss to Michigan State last week, their first loss since September 6, 2014. It won’t be a quiet week in practice though, as star running back Ezekiel Elliott openly questioned the coaching staff’s decision making after the loss last week.

Michigan has been hovering around the top 10 for most of the season, but many have not seen them as a legitimate threat to the top teams with the Wolverines failing to win against good competition. If Michigan wants to win ‘The Game’, they will need their offense to perform better than they have been recently.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Ohio State Buckeyes opened as -2.5-point favorites in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 32-31 result in favor of 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 Wolverines Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Michigan Wolverines are 9-2 overall and 6-5 ATS against the spread, while the Buckeyes are 10-1 and 4-7 ATS. As for the totals, Michigan is 6-5 on the OU, and Ohio State is 2-9 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan vs Ohio State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Michigan Wolverines at No. 6 and the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 5 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Michigan Wolverines No. 51-ranked offense (32.18 PPG) against a Ohio State Buckeyes defense that ranks No. 2 at 14.09 PPG. The Michigan Wolverines passing attack has averaged 227.73 yards per game, more than the Ohio State Buckeyes give up through the air (164.27 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Ohio State Buckeyes feature the league's No. 0-rated road run defense, allowing 107 yards per game. Michigan, meanwhile, ranks No. 0 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Buckeyes suffered a Week 12 loss against Michigan State in their last game, falling 17-14 at Ohio Stadium.

In their last game, the Wolverines were Week 12 winners, coming out on top of the Nittany Lions by a score of 28-16.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Ohio State is 23-1 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Michigan is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 5 games
  • Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home