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Wyoming Cowboys Visit Michigan State Spartans in Week 5 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Wyoming Cowboys


Michigan State Spartans
Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Spartan Stadium

The Michigan State Spartans bounced back from a road loss to Oregon with a 73-14 blowout at home against Eastern Michigan. The Spartans will be a big chalk favorite again this Saturday at home against the Wyoming Cowboys.

Michigan State is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games as a home favorite and 6-1 ATS in its last seven games as a favorite overall. While the Spartans are generally known for their strong defensive play, the total has gone OVER in each of Michigan State's last five games.

Wyoming Cowboys vs Michigan State Spartans Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans backing the Michigan State Spartans here saw them open at 5Dimes as -32-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

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Computer Prediction: Wyoming Cowboys vs Michigan State Spartans Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 49-16 victory for the Spartans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Wyoming Cowboys vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan State Spartans are 2-1 so far on the season, and 2-1 ATS vs the point spread. The Wyoming Cowboys, meanwhile, are 3-1 and 2-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Michigan State go 3-0 and the Wyoming Cowboys go 0-4 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan State vs Wyoming injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Michigan State Spartans rated this week at No. 12 and the Wyoming Cowboys sitting at No. 116.

How Wyoming Cowboys vs Michigan State Spartans Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Michigan State Spartans No. 6-ranked offense (48.33 PPG) against a Wyoming Cowboys defense that ranks No. 54 at 23 PPG. The Michigan State Spartans passing attack has averaged 285.67 yards per game, more than the Wyoming Cowboys give up through the air (209.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Wyoming Cowboys feature the league's No. 97-rated road run defense, allowing 263 yards per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Wyoming won its last outing, a 20-19 result against Owls on September 20. Wyoming failed to cover in that game as a -3-point favorite, while the 39 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, Wyoming got a 111-yard performance from Shaun Wick as a key part of its 20-19 win over Florida Atlantic.

Michigan State was a 73-14 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eagles. They covered the -43.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (87) made winners of OVER bettors. Delton Williams went over the 100-yard mark (103) in his team's latest effort as Michigan State defeated Eastern Michigan by a score of 73-14 on Saturday.

Wyoming Cowboys vs Michigan State Spartans Betting Odds Trends

Wyoming is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Wyoming is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wyoming's last 5 games
Wyoming is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan State's last 5 games
Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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Wyoming at Hawaii, Sunday, October 12th
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