Michigan at MSU

A great start to the 2009 season could be in jeopardy for No. 22 Michigan, as the Wolverines hit the road for the first time Saturday when they face rival Michigan State at Noon ET from Spartan Stadium.

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Michigan has started 4-0 on the year and 1-0 in the Big Ten Conference thanks to a 36-33 win over Indiana last weekend. In the win, the Wolverines trailed the Hooisers for most of the game, but Tate Forcier led Michigan on a late touchdown drive, as he hit Martavious Odoms on a 28-yard touchdown pass for the win. Forcier bruised his shoulder in the win, but is expected to play Saturday. On the year, Forcier has thrown for 671 yards and seven touchdowns while he joins Brandon Minor, Denard Robinson, and Carlos Brown as Wolverines that have rushed for over 125 yards on the season. Brown leads the rushing attack with 321 yards and three scores. Michigan currently ranks first in the Big Ten in points per-game and rushing yards, with 961. Defensively, the Wolverines have struggled, ranking third to last in the conference in passing yards allowed with 975.

Michigan State had high hopes to be ranked at this point of the season, but a 29-27 loss at home to MAC foe Central Michigan, started a downward spiral for the Spartans as they have since lost to Notre Dame and Wisconsin by single digits to drop to 1-3 on the year. The Spartans are still working on finding a quarterback, as Kirk Cousins and Keith Nichol have split time at the position. Cousins has 850 yards and seven touchdowns while Nichol has 403 yards and five scores. The real issue for MSU has been in the rushing game, where it ranks second to last in the Big Ten with 471 yards in four games. MSU is tops in the conference in passing yards, but ranks last in the Big Ten in passing yards allowed at 997 through four games.

Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Michigan State 2.5-point home favorites over Michigan on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 57.5.

College Football Week 5 Betting Trends
MICHIGAN ST is 23-46 ATS (-27.6 Units) off a loss against a conference rival since 1992.

MICHIGAN: 8-20 ATS off BB Overs

MICHIGAN ST: 13-3 Over vs. conference

Michigan is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games

Michigan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Michigan

Michigan State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Michigan

All games in this series since 1992

MICHIGAN is 9-7 against the spread versus MICHIGAN ST since 1992

MICHIGAN is 11-5 straight up against MICHIGAN ST since 1992

10 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

MICHIGAN ST is 1-1 against the spread versus MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons 

MICHIGAN ST is 1-1 straight up against MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons 

2 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at MICHIGAN ST since 1992

MICHIGAN ST is 4-4 against the spread versus MICHIGAN since 1992

MICHIGAN ST is 4-4 straight up against MICHIGAN since 1992

5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at MICHIGAN ST over the last 3 seasons.

MICHIGAN is 1-0 against the spread versus MICHIGAN ST over the last 3 seasons 

MICHIGAN is 1-0 straight up against MICHIGAN ST over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 5 College Football Injury Report
MICHIGAN

[C] 09/21/2009 - David Molk expected to miss 4-6 weeks ( Foot ) 

[S] 09/26/2009 - Mike Williams missed last game, "?" Saturday vs Michigan St ( Ankle ) 

[QB] 09/27/2009 - Tate Forcier probable Saturday vs. Michigan State ( Shoulder ) 

MICHIGAN ST

[FB] 09/30/2009 - Josh Rouse is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Michigan ( Toe ) 

[OG] 09/30/2009 - J'Michael Deane is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Michigan ( Leg ) 

[RB] 09/30/2009 - Edwin Baker is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Michigan ( Knee ) 

[OG] 09/30/2009 - Joel Foreman is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Michigan ( Ankle )

Michigan at Michigan State Current Odds

Michigan Wolverines +2.5 Over 57.5 (+100)

Michigan State Spartans -2.5 Under 57.5 (-120)

Bet Michigan at Michigan State

Posted: 10/3/09 8:00AM ET

 

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