Ohio State vs. Michigan Free Pick

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ANN ARBOR, MI (The Spread) – One of the best rivalries in football will be renewed today when Michigan hosts Ohio State at Noon.

Odds: Oddsmakers have installed Michigan as a 7.5-point favorite over Ohio State, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 44.5 for today’s game. The Buckeyes come into today with a 6-5 record and are 1-3 on the road this year while the Wolverines are 9-2 and 7-0 at home.

Line Movement: The line for this game opened at Michigan –8.5 and the over/under total opened at 45. But the opening number has dropped to Ohio State +7.5 at most offshore and Vegas sports books, while the over/under total has dropped slightly to 44.5.

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Public Betting: Of the 28,000-plus wagers on today’s game, 71% of college football public bettors currently favor Michigan. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link provided to ensure that you’re viewing the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

College Football Free Pick: Take the Wolverines. Lay the points – this is Michigan’s year to final give it to Ohio State, which is obviously a down program right now (although maybe not for long with rumors swirling about Urban Meyer coming to Columbus). Since it’s 24-16 loss to Iowa, the Wolverines have turned it on the last two weeks with convincing wins over Illinois (31-14) and Nebraska (45-17), respectively. They’ve also been unbeatable at home this year, where they’ve already won eight games. OSU’s defense is still solid but even the Buckeyes will have a hard time slowing Denard Robinson and Fitzgerald Toussaint, who has rushed for over 130 yards in three of his last four games. According to latest college football trends, the favorite is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams.


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