Michigan State vs. Ohio State - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1) at Michigan State Spartans (3-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Spartan Stadium)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans +22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan State Spartans meet Saturday afternoon in a Big Ten college football game at Spartan Stadium on ESPN.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look for their 10th victory of the season to remain in the college football playoff race. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won 15 of their last 16 road games. J.T. Barrett is completing 64.7 percent of his passes for 2,218 yards, 23 touchdowns and four interceptions. Barrett has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Curtis Samuel and Noah Brown have combined for 1,095 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Dontre Wilson has 26 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 267 yards per contest, and Mike Weber leads the way with 935 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 12.7 points and 273.5 yards per game. Raekwon McMillan leads the Ohio State Buckeyes with 64 tackles, Tyquan Lewis has six sacks and Malik Hooker has five interceptions.
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The Michigan State Spartans look for back-to-back victories to kind of makeup for a lousy 3-7 record. The Michigan State Spartans have seven wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. Tyler O'Connor is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 1,747 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. O'Connor has seven touchdown passes in his last four games. R.J. Shelton and Donnie Corley have combined for 1,107 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Josiah Price has 30 receptions. The Michigan State Spartans ground game is averaging 175.6 yards per contest, and LJ Scott leads the way with 775 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan State is allowing 27.1 points and 360.5 yards per game. Chris Frey leads the Michigan State Spartans with 81 tackles, Raequan Williams has two sacks and Darian Hicks has two interceptions.
The Buckeyes are 42-18-1 ATS in their last 61 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Spartans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Buckeyes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Michigan State and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
This is Michigan State's Super Bowl given that it can't make a bowl game and this season overall has downright sucked. However, MSU can play solid football when inspired, and we saw it when Michigan came to town a couple of weeks ago. Also, this is senior day for Michigan State and that has to count for something. Yes, Ohio State is by far the better team with a playoff berth in sight, but this is a ton of points to give up on the road against an MSU team that will be inspired.
Give me the points.