Can the No. 6 Michigan Wolverines go on the road and cover the one touchdown betting spread against the No. 24 Michigan State Spartans in a Big Ten Saturday showdown?
Jim Harbaugh’s Wolverines are in East Lansing to face inter-state rival Michigan State. The college football Week 8 betting spread lists 6th-ranked Michigan as a 7-point favorite over the #24 Spartans.
The Wolverines are 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten. The Spartans are 4-2 and 2-1.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans Betting Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under Odds & Pick
What: College Football Week 8
Who: Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans
Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing
When: 12 PM ET, Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Wolverines -7
Moneyline: MICH -290/MSU +245
Should You Bet On The Michigan Wolverines?
Michigan deserves its 6th overall ranking. Since the Wolverines opening week loss to the Irish, they are undefeated 6-0 straight up and 4-2 against the spread.
Moreover, the Wolverines rank second in the nation in total defense. They allow just 238 total yards per game while ranking ninth in points against allowing 15.4 points per game.
The Wolverines new QB has the offense humming too. Seah Patterson has thrown for 1311 yards, 10 TDs and tossing just 3 INTs. With Patterson under center, Michigan has out-gained each of their first seven opponents this season. That includes putting up 115+ MORE yards per game than their last six opponents.
Should You Bet On The Michigan State Spartans?
A pair of upset losses by the Spartans have all but ruined its hopes of a potential Big 10 title and playoff consideration. But there is good news for Michigan State fans.
The Spartans have owned the Wolverines over the last decade. Michigan State is 8-2 straight-up and 10-0 against the spread in their previous ten head-to-head games.
It was two years ago in 2016 when the Michigan State last lost to the Wolverines. The game ended in East Lansing by a score of 32-23.
Wolverines Vs. Spartans Betting Pick
The Wolverines haven’t covered the spread against the Spartans in the last ten games. Moreover, Michigan has only beaten Michigan State twice over that span.
Betting the Under is a smart pick. Both teams have strong defenses while their offenses are less than speedy. Combine that high winds forecast for East Lansing on Saturday and a total score of 42 seems out of reach.