MSU vs. Ohio St. Odds
No. 2 Ohio State faces its toughest challenge of the season to date, as the Buckeyes host No. 9 Michigan State today at 3:30PM ET on ABC.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Ohio State is favored at home, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -14 points against Michigan State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 53 points. Ohio State has won eight of its last 10 against the Spartans, but the two are 3-3 against the spread in their last six meetings.
Ohio State is 10-0 on the season, 6-0 in the Big Ten, 4-6 against the spread and 8-2 with the under. The Buckeyes have MSU and Michigan left on the schedule and they have won their last five games by double digits. The offense is putting up 36.4 points and 453.3 yards per game on offense this season while the defense is allowing just 13.8 points and 298.4 yards per game, both of which rank among the best in the nation. Ezekiel Elliott has run for 1,425 yards and 16 touchdowns to lead the offense while J.T. Barrett has thrown for 622 yards and eight scores while rushing for 403 yards. Michael Thomas has added 651 receiving yards on 45 catches with eight touchdowns.
Michigan State is 9-1 on the year, 5-1 in the Big Ten, 3-7 against the spread and 5-5 with the over/under total. The Spartans are one game behind OSU in the Big Ten standings, so a win puts them in the driver’s seat to win the division. MSU is coming off a 24-7 win over Maryland last week after losing at Nebraska, 39-38, the week prior. The Spartans are averaging 32.9 points and 406.3 yards per game on offense this season while the defense is giving up 22.3 points and 364 yards per game. Connor Cook has thrown for 2,472 yards and 21 touchdowns to lead the offense while Aaron Burbridge has 64 receptions for 1,011 yards and six touchdowns. L.J. Scott is the leading rusher with 519 yards and nine scores.