Free Week 9 Prediction: Michigan State Spartans vs. Michigan Wolverines Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(0-1) Michigan State Spartans vs. Michigan Wolverines (1-0)
Date: Saturday, October 31st, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: Michigan -24.5
NCAA Betting Total: O/U 52
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In-state rivals Michigan and Michigan State got their seasons off to opposite starts last week. The Spartans had an especially bad opener, getting stunned 38-27 at home against Rutgers as -9.5 favorites.
It was the other side of the spectrum for the Wolverines, who toppled what was then a top 25 Minnesota team 49-24 on the road. Despite their contrary starts, the line of UM -24.5 does seem on the high side
Michigan State Spartans
Turnovers doomed Michigan State in the wild 11-point loss to Rutgers. MSU put the ball on the turf six times, losing five of them, and QB Rocky Lombardi added two INTs thrown.
Despite the interceptions, Lombardi did show flashes in going 31/43 for 319 yards and adding three TDs. Michigan State was down 28-13 at half time though, and the Spartans offense was forced to become very one sided.
MSU tallied just 50 yards rushing on 39 carries vs. the Scarlet Knights. Having to face a deficit most of the game had something to do with that poor tally, but Rutgers had one of the worst rush defenses in the country a year ago allowing over 200 ypg.
MSU allowed 38 points to Rutgers, but the turnovers had a lot to do with that. The Scarlet Knights scored 21 points on three drives that were 30 yards or less.
Is Michigan really 25 points better than the Spartans in this matchup? After UMs performance in the season opener it may actually look that way. Michigan was able rack up 253 yards on the ground vs. the Gophers last week.
The Wolverines actually look like they have some balance on offense however as QB Joe Milton was 15/22 for 225 yards. Milton also added 52 yards rushing and a TD on the ground providing a dual threat for MSU to contend with.
The Wolverines defense has to be proud of their week one effort as well, limiting a solid Minnesota passing attack to 197 yards through the air.
Minnesota’s incredibly accurate QB Tanner Morgan, was just 18/31 last Saturday. The Wolverines brought the pressure too, sacking Morgan five times, including two from Kwity Paye.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Spartans are 2-8 ATS last 10 overall
- Spartans are 1-8 ATS last 9 conference games
- Under is 9-1 in Spartans last 10 as an underdog
- Under is 8-2 in Spartans last 10 road games
- Wolverines are 5-0 ATS last 5 as a favorite
- Wolverines are 5-1 ATS last 6 conference games
- Over is 24-9-1 in Wolverines last 34 home games
- Spartans are 5-1 ATS last 6 in Michigan
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Prediction:
It’s hard to expect a blowout in a rivalry game – but that’s what everybody is thinking. This line is untouchable, but Michigan has shown the ability to churn out yards on the ground and played great pass defense last week.
Free NCAA Betting Pick: Under 52
Look for Michigan State to go conservative after so many turnovers last week.
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