Old Rivals Meet

One of the oldest rivalries in college football takes place Saturday when No. 9 Ohio State faces Michigan on Saturday at Noon ET from Michigan Stadium.

Bet Ohio State at Michigan
The Buckeyes are 9-2 this season and 8-3 against the spread. Ohio State has won four straight games, but failed to cover in two of their last five. The Buckeyes have won five straight over Michigan and Jim Tressel is 7-1 against the Wolverines at coach of Ohio State.

Michigan is 5-6 this season and 4-6 against the spread. The Wolverines have lost four straight and six of their last seven after getting out to a 4-0 start. Michigan has not covered the spread in six of their last seven games.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Ohio State 12.5-point road favorites over Michigan on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 47.5.

Ohio State dominated Michigan last year at home, 42-7. This point spread still seems to carry Michigan in a higher light than it deserves. The Wolverines have lost three of their last four games by at least 21 points, and that was against inferior talent than what Ohio State has.

The Wolverines have an offense capable of covering, scoring 31.3 points per-game, but the Buckeyes defense is among the best in the Big Ten. Ohio State is giving up just 12.4 yards per-game and only allowing 83.7 yards rushing per-game.

Ohio State is scoring 30 points per-game and will face a Michigan defense that is giving up 28.1 points and 400 yards per-game. Terrelle Pryor just has to not beat himself in this game in order for Ohio State to move the ball effectively and win the game.

This pick comes down to history and Michigan struggling mightily this year. The Buckeyes have owned Michigan in recent history and the Wolverines have not played well at all defensively. While Michigan can run the ball, the running game won’t be nearly as effective against Ohio State, leaving the game in the hands of Tate Forcier, who has just three touchdown passes and two interceptions in his last four games. With the point spread less than 14 points, the pick we suggest is Ohio State with the under.

Our College Football Week 12 Free Pick for this matchup is: OHIO STATE -12.5 and UNDER 47.5.
College Football Week 12 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

OHIO ST is 10-7 against the spread versus MICHIGAN since 1992

OHIO ST is 9-7 straight up against MICHIGAN since 1992

9 of 17 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

OHIO ST is 2-0 against the spread versus MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons 

OHIO ST is 2-0 straight up against MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons 

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

All games played at MICHIGAN since 1992

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

MICHIGAN is 5-3 straight up against OHIO ST since 1992

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

Games played at MICHIGAN over the last 3 seasons.

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

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

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 12 College Football Injury Report
OHIO ST

[LB] 09/06/2009 - Tyler Moeller out for season ( Head ) 

[S] 09/10/2009 - Aaron Gant out indefinitely ( Lower Body ) 

[LB] 11/04/2009 - Andrew Sweat out for season ( Knee ) 

[RB] 10/16/2009 - Marcus Williams out for season ( Knee ) 

[PK] 11/02/2009 - Aaron Pettrey out for season ( Knee ) 

MICHIGAN

[C] 11/07/2009 - David Molk out for season ( Leg ) 

[CB] 10/28/2009 - Boubacar Cissoko dismissed from team ( Disciplinary ) 

[RB] 11/18/2009 - Brandon Minor is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Ohio State ( Shoulder ) 

[RB] 11/18/2009 - Carlos Brown is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Ohio State ( Knee ) 

[WR] 11/18/2009 - Martavious Odoms "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State ( Knee )
Ohio State at Michigan Odds
Ohio State Buckeyes -12.5 Over 47.5 (-525)

Michigan Wolverines +12.5 Under 47.5 (+360)
Bet Ohio State at Michigan
Posted: 11/21/09 7:00AM ET

 

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