Ohio State vs. Michigan State Odds

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EAST LANSING, MI (The Spread) – No. 20 Michigan State hosts No. 14 Ohio State in the Big Ten opener for both teams on Saturday at 3:30PM ET on ABC.

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Ohio State is 4-0 overall and playing in its first road game while Michigan State is 3-1 overall and 2-1 at home. Both teams enter this game 1-3 against the spread. The Buckeyes have covered the spread in 5 of their last 7 against MSU.

Trends show that the road team has covered the spread in the last 4 games in this series and Ohio State has covered in four of its last 5 trips to Michigan State. The Spartans are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Michigan State is the slight favorite at home, as the Spartans are getting odds of -3 points against Ohio State. The over/under total has been set at 43 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had this game as a pick ‘em, but the spread his quickly went in favor of the Spartans, peaking at its current state of MSU -3.

Ohio State has been challenged at home the last few weeks, beating Cal 35-28 two weeks ago and beating UAB 29-15 last week. The Buckeyes have yet to go on the road, so it is hard to know just what to expect. So far, Ohio State is giving up only 17.3 points per game on defense while scoring 37.8 points per game on offense. The team has been led by sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller, who has thrown for 754 yards and 7 scores while rushing for 441 yards and 7 more TDs.

Michigan State is 3-1 but coming off a pair of shaky performances. The Spartans lost, 20-3, to Notre Dame two weeks ago and then struggled mightily in a 23-7 win over Eastern Michigan last week. The issue for MSU has not been defense, which is giving up just 11.8 points per game (11th nationally). The issue is on offense, where the Spartans rank 104th in scoring at 21 points per game. The team is being led by junior running back Le’Veon Bell, who has 610 rushing yards and five scores, but has done so on 117 carries.

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In terms of Injuries, Ohio State defensive end Michael Bennett is listed as questionable with a groin injury while running back Warren Ball is out with a foot injury. MSU tackle Fou Fonoti is out for the game with a foot injury as well.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Ohio State. The Buckeyes are getting 57% of the wagers with odds of +3 points at Michigan State on Saturday.

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