MSU vs OSU Odds & Final Score PredictionNoah Williams
Michigan State heads to Ohio State with a Big Ten East Championship possibly hanging in the balance. Kick-off is scheduled for 12:00 pm ET on Saturday, Nov. 11 on FOX from the Ohio Stadium in Columbus, OH.
Michigan State is 6 and 3 against the spread. The Spartans are 7 and 2 straight up. Ohio State is 4 and 5 against the spread. The Buckeyes are also 7 and 2 straight up. The winner of the Saturday matchup will take sole possession of first place and have the inside track to the East title.
Michigan State vs Ohio State Odds & Final Score Prediction
The Week 11 college football betting odds favor the Buckeyes by 16-points over the Spartans. The over/under is 55.
Bet on #13 Michigan State +16 because…
Michigan State is 9 and 3 ATS in their last 12 games in November. That’s a strong stat that played out in College Football Week 10 when the Spartans beat heavily favored Penn State straight up 27 to 24. Michigan State was a 9.5 dog in that game. They didn’t just cover ATS. They beat the Nittany Lions.
“We have a lot to lose,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. “We’re in control right now, so we do have a lot to lose. And we want to stay in control.”
Bet on #11 Ohio State -16 because…
Ohio State usually bounces back after terrible games. The Buckeyes lost 24 to 55 versus Iowa as a -21 favorite in Week 10. The last time the Buckeyes had lost a game, they ran off 6 straight wins. Ohio State scored 50 points or more in 4 of the 6 wins.
From Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s perspective, the “tougher team” will win when the Buckeyes and Spartans collide.
“You still look at the standings, and Ohio State and Michigan State are (Nos.) 1, 2 in the Big Ten East,” Meyer said. “And everybody knows this game for the last, what’s our sixth year of playing them or something, usually it’s just a prize fight. So the tougher team usually wins.
“And we’ve got to understand what we’re going to play against. Great respect for them, and they’re playing well.”
Expert Pick & Final Score Predictions
This game doesn’t set up well for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State’s offense is great. It averages 43.8 points per game. Ohio State’s offense averages 549 total yards per game.
The Buckeyes have no problem scoring points. The problem in this game is that Ohio State’s defense isn’t very good. Based on stats, it looks good.
In reality, it’s not good. The Buckeyes were favored by 7 points over Penn State in Week 9. The Nittany Lions hung 38 on Ohio State’s D. Iowa hung 55 in Week 10.
Michigan State probably won’t beat Ohio State straight up. No worries. 15 are plenty enough points for a wager on the Spartans.