Can the Wolverines cover as home dogs when Ohio State visits the Big House on Saturday?
The Michigan Wolverines will host the eighth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in the 114th meeting of their annual rivalry, more aptly known as ‘The Game’. Week 13’s college football betting odds favor the Buckeyes by 11.5-points over the Wolverines.
Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Michigan Wolverines Odds & Free Pick
Ohio State Buckeyes (9-2) at Michigan Wolverines (8-3)
NCAAF Odds: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Michigan Stadium
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Odds: Ohio State -11.5
Bet the Ohio State Buckeyes -11.5 to win The Game because…
The Ohio State Buckeyes have a 59-48 lead in the all-time rivalry with the Michigan Wolverines. That includes winning 12 of the last 13 meetings, including the last five in a row.
Ohio State rolled all over Illinois in their 52-14 blowout win this past weekend although they narrowly failed to cover the chalk as an insane 41-point home favorite. Quarterback J.T. Barrett tossed two TD passes in the win while running back Mike Weber added 108 rushing yards and two scores on just 11 carries. The Buckeyes’ defense limited the Fighting Illini’ to just 1-for-12 success on third downs and Ohio State won the time of possession battle by over 15 minutes.
Bet the Michigan Wolverines +11.5 to win The Game because…
Unranked Michigan is 3-1 against the spread over the last four meetings, keeping games close as an underdog.
Michigan had their three-game winning streak snapped in their humbling 24-10 loss to No. 5 Wisconsin this past Saturday even though third-string quarterback Brandon Peters had a decent performance in relief of John O’Korn by passing for 157 yards with no turnovers. Unfortunately, Michigan was held to just 58 rushing yards by Wisconsin’s powerful defense in the loss. The Wolverines have been limited to 13 points or less in all three of their losses this season.
Buckeyes Vs Wolverines Odds & Free Pick
While Michigan does have an elite defense that limits the opposition to just 17.1 points per game to rank a stellar 11th nationally, I’m really surprised that 43 percent of public bettors like the Wolverines to cover the chalk against Ohio State. The Wolverines are really offensively challenged this season and the Buckeyes average almost 19 points per more than their longtime Big Ten conference rivals in this affair.
While I’m not real fond of Ohio State as a CFP contender and think they blew their shot at any opportunity by getting blown out of the water by Iowa a couple of weeks back, I do like the Buckeyes to get the big win and ATS cover in this annual rivalry matchup.
Michigan has gone 0-3-1 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games while the Buckeyes are 5-1 ATS in their last six road dates against the Wolverines.
Back the Buckeyes to win and cash in college football bettors!