Ohio State vs. Michigan Prediction
Is top-ranked Ohio State giving up too many points on the road when the Buckeyes take on No. 13 Michigan today at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
367 Ohio State vs. 368 Michigan
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Noon ET – Michigan Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Ohio State is favored on the road, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -9 points against Michigan. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 50 points. The public betting currently has 69 percent going on Ohio State as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Michigan playing its best football
Michigan has been riding a hot streak for over a month. The Wolverines have won four straight by at least 25 points after beating Indiana on the road last week, 39-14. Michigan is now 9-2 on the season, 6-2 in the Big Ten, 7-4 against the spread and 8-3 with the over.
The Wolverines are one of the stronger defenses in the nation, allowing just 16.2 points and 268.2 yards per game. Offensively, Michigan is putting up 33.5 points and 403.3 yards per contest. Shea Patterson has really looked solid in the last month and now has 2,523 passing yards with 21 touchdowns. Nico Collins is his top receiver, catching 31 passes for 649 yards and seven scores. Zach Charbonnet is the top rusher with 635 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Buckeyes challenged by Penn State
Ohio State wasn’t as dominant as usual last weekend, beating Penn State at home 28-17 thanks to a few too many turnovers. The Buckeyes still got a win and improved to 11-0 on the year and 8-0 in the Big Ten. Ohio State is 8-3 against the spread and 5-5-1 with the over/under total.
The Buckeyes are among the best nationally in offense and defense, ranking first in scoring on both sides of the ball. Ohio State is putting up 49.4 points and 531 yards per game this season while allowing 10.5 points and 217.7 yards per game. J.K. Dobbins has rushed for 1,446 yards and 15 touchdowns this year while Justin Fields has 2,352 passing yards and 33 touchdowns while also rushing for 445 yards and 10 scores. Master Teague III has added 751 yards on the ground. Chris Olave is the top receiver with 39 catches for 637 yards and 10 touchdowns. Chase Young is the dominant defensive end for the Buckeyes. He has 38 tackles with 16.5 sacks.
College Football Betting Trends
The Wolverines have covered in four straight home games and in five of their last six home games against a team with a winning road record.
The Buckeyes are 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 games against a winning team and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 conference games.
Ohio State has owned this series for well over a decade. The Buckeyes have won seven straight over Michigan, but the Wolverines have managed to cover in four of the last six meetings. The Wolverines are certainly playing good football right now and their offense may be the best unit Ohio State has faced all season, but the Buckeyes just seem too talented. Ohio State has put up at least 30 in six straight against Michigan, as the Wolverines haven’t put up a fight against the Ohio State front. I think that will be a problem today as well. While Michigan’s offense may challenge OSU, I don’t see the Wolverines scoring at the pace Ohio State can and Chase Young is likely to be very disruptive along the way.
College Football Week 14 Prediction: Ohio State -9