Free Week 12 Prediction: Wolverines vs. Spartans Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(7-2) Michigan Wolverines vs. Michigan State Spartans (4-5)
Date: Saturday, November 16th, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: Michigan -13.5
NCAA Betting Total: 44
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Michigan and Michigan State square off on Saturday in the battle for bragging rights in the state of Michigan. The game will be held on the home field of the Wolverines where we should see a sell-out crowd of over 100,000 people present.
Michigan has been playing well of late winning their last two games and finding their stride after dropping two important games early in the season. On the other side of the field, we have Michigan State who has played an up and down year with much to be desired. The Spartans have dropped four straight games and have fallen to 4-5.
These two teams tout very good defenses and have both struggled for the most part on the offensive side. The under total of 44 indicates we could see a real defensive battle.
Michigan comes into this matchup with a ton to prove. Senior quarterback Shea Patterson has struggled for much of his last year as a Wolverine but has time late in the season to turn it around. With only 12 touchdowns and 1700 yards in nine games this season, the Wolverines have been forced to run the ball more than you would expect.
Who would have thought that in-state rival quarterback Brian Lewerke would be outplaying Patterson at this juncture in the season? The Wolverines have to get past Michigan State and play a real tune-up game before their huge matchup against Ohio State in just a few weeks.
Expect the Wolverines to play some of their best football at home both on offense and on defense. This could be a defensive struggle, but on a Saturday afternoon in the big house you just never know.
Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State has failed to do anything of substance against teams with a winning record in 2019. The offensive struggles have been evident and the defense has had to carry the team for most of the year. The defense has only given up 23 points a game and kept the Spartans in the games for the most part.
We should see much of the same from the Spartans on Saturday. They will try to get into a defensive battle with the Wolverines and control the clock with the run game. If Brian Lewerke can make some clutch passes we could see a really interesting game.
The key here is going to be the time of possession for the Spartans. If they can hold the ball long enough for the Wolverine offense to be sidelined for most of the game, we are going to see a favorable outcome.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 12-4 in MICH last 16 home games.
- Over is 12-4 in MICH last 16 games on fieldturf.
- Over is 38-17-1 in MICH last 56 games overall.
- MSU are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
- Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
Michigan has not played well against top teams this year, we would not count the Michigan State Spartans as one of those teams. Harbough and the rest of the Wolverine team love to beat up on teams that have less talent and that is what we should see on Saturday at the Big House. Expect Michigan to win big.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Michigan -13.5.
This game has the feel of being a defensive matchup, I am going against that feeling as the Wolverines are due to bust out a game where they light up the scoreboard. The scoring is not going to get a ton of help from the Spartans, but they should have just enough to get over the total.
Michigan should roll in the big house by a huge margin on Saturday.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Michigan 35 – Michigan State 10
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