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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 12
Michigan State Spartans (9-1) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1)
Date: Saturday, November 20th, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Venue: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Michigan State +19 / Ohio State -19 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Spartans +725 / Buckeyes -1300
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 67
Two teams from the Big Ten will be squaring off on Saturday when the Michigan State Spartans visit the Ohio State Buckeyes. This is very much a highly anticipated game.
Both of these teams are coming off of wins in the previous week.
Ohio State started off as a 17.5 point favorite and that number has gotten bet up to 19. I have seen the total go from 65.5 to right around 67.
Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State has played very well so far this year. Mel Tucker has done a helluva job with his squad thus far.
The Spartans beat the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday by a score of 40-21. They did just what they had to against a team they were much better than. They will be in for a much bigger challenge on Saturday when they go against the Buckeyes.
In the win over the Terps, Payton Thorne looked good. He finished the day 22/30 for 287 yards with 4 touchdown passes. I feel he can put up very impressive numbers once again this week.
Kenneth Walker once again had a big day on the ground on Saturday. He had 30 carries for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns. The leading receiver was Jayden Reed who had 8 receptions for 114 yards with 2 TD’S.
The defense got torched in their lone loss to Purdue, but they did a good job of responding when they went against Maryland. They will face their biggest challenge of the year on Saturday when they try and slow down the best offense in the country.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State just keeps on playing good football. Of course, they have the loss to the Oregon Ducks on their resume, but they have done a good job of bouncing back since that defeat. As of right now, they truly look like one of the best teams in the country.
The Buckeyes covered and smoked the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday by a score of 59-31. Purdue had played the role of spoiler against a couple of teams this year, but they came nowhere near doing that to Ohio State.
CJ Stroud continues to play like one of the best quarterbacks in all of America. In the win, he finished 31/38 for 361 yards and 5 touchdown passes. I would not be shocked at all if he puts up similar numbers on Saturday.
Star running back TreVeyon Henderson had 13 carries for 98 yards in the win. Miyan Williams had 14 carries for 117 yards. The leading receiver was Jaxon Smith-Njigba who had 9 receptions for 139 yards. What a receiving corps this team has.
Even though this team won by 4 touchdowns, the defense was not great against Purdue. It ended up not mattering because the Boilermakers had no answers for Ohio State on offense.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone over in 9 of Michigan State’s last 13 games.
- Michigan State is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Ohio State.
- Michigan State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
- Ohio State is 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
- Ohio State is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
- The total has gone over in 11 of Ohio State’s last 16 games.
- Ohio State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
As a college football fan, this is a game that you get excited about. I cannot wait for it.
I will take Michigan State at +19 here.
4* Free Week 12 NCAA Betting Pick:
A lot of people thought that Purdue could cover last week as massive dogs. They made way too many mistakes and before you knew it, the game was practically over.
I feel that the Spartans will be in this game. I am not picking them to win here, but you cannot take them lightly in this spot. They may not have as much talent as the Buckeyes, but I do feel they can be very competitive against them.
Ohio State has been very good ATS, but for me, this number is too high. In this spot, I just feel better with the Spartans getting nearly 20 points on the road.
Give me Sparty catching 19 in this one.
4* Free Week 12 NCAA Betting Pick: Michigan State +19
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