Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans Betting OddsJosh Bailey
It’s time for one of the most heated rivalries in the Big Ten as the Michigan Wolverines (3-4, 1-2 Big Ten) will head off to East Lansing to take on the 8th-ranked Michigan State Spartans (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten). Click here for more college football betting odds.
Matchup: Michigan Wolverines Vs. No. 8 Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, October 25th
Time: 3:30pm ET
Stadium: Spartan Stadium
Location: East Lansing, MI
Head-to-Head Series: Wolverines lead 35-24-2
TV Info: ABC
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
Radio: Michigan Sports Network, Sirius (113), XM (195)
Betting Spread: Spartans -17
— CFB Playoff (@CFBPlayoff) October 20, 2014
Michigan Wolverines Stats Leaders
- Passing: Gardner – 91-144, 1103 yds, 6 tds
- Rushing: Green – 82 car, 471 yds, 3 tds
- Receiving: Funchess – 36 rec, 461 yds, 4 tds
Michigan State Spartans Stats Leaders
- Passing: Cook – 108-176, 1641 yds, 16 tds
- Rushing: Langford – 125 car, 664 yds, 7 tds
- Receiving: Lippett – 39 rec, 786 yds, 8 tds
Who Do the Betting Odds Favor? Michigan Wolverines or Michigan State Spartans?
For years, the story of Michigan vs. Michigan State rivalry rarely had any twists or turns. The Wolverines would win and move on to more important team for more important games, Ohio State for example. The desire to win was never a problem for the Spartans, but it rarely translated to play on the field. This weekend the Spartans are 17 point college football betting odds favorites and look every bit of it.
TV Alert: Michigan vs. Michigan State will be televised on ABC at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25.
— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) October 13, 2014
"We could be 0-5 going into the game, they could be No. 1 in the country and it’s going to be a tight game. You have that with rivalry games," said Michigan State’s Connor Cook, the Big Ten’s second highest-rated passer. "I don’t think we overlook them at all, and I don’t think they overlook us."
Both teams have alot riding on this college football week 9 betting matchup. Due to a scheduling quirk this state rivalry will take place dor the second consecutive season in East Lansing, and the timing couldn’t be worse for Brady Hoke who is fighting for his job after calls for his head.
The Spartans are fighting for national recognition and a spot in the coveted national championship playoffs and to do so they need to do more than just to win but to make a statement for the national polls by a strong showing against an in-state rival.
A victory for Michigan would give Hoke some much-needed breathing room to fight off fans, pundits and critics who are calling for his job, but a loss will surely seal his fate.
The last time these two teams met Spartans battered the Wolverines all day, controlling the game with defense en route to a 29-6 win in East Lansing.