Ohio State vs. Michigan - 11/26/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan Wolverines (10-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Ohio Stadium)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes square off Saturday afternoon in The Game at Ohio Stadium on ABC.
The Michigan Wolverines look to win their 11th game of the season and clinch their spot in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Michigan Wolverines haven’t won 11 games since the 2011 CFB season. Wilton Speight is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 2,156 yards, 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Speight has one or less touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Amara Darboh and Jake Butt have combined for 1,218 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Jehu Chesson has 29 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 235.2 yards per contest, and De'Veon Smith leads the way with 750 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 10.9 points and 245.6 yards per game. Ben Gedeon leads the Michigan Wolverines with 85 tackles, Taco Charlton has 6.5 sacks and Channing Stribling has four interceptions.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes look to win their 11th game of the season and remain in the college football playoff race. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won double-digit games every season under coach Urban Meyer. J.T. Barrett is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 2,304 yards, 24 touchdowns and four interceptions. Barrett has one or less touchdown pass in five of his last seven games. Curtis Samuel and Noah Brown have combined for 1,095 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Dontre Wilson has 26 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 263 yards per contest, and Mike Weber leads the way with 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 13 points and 279 yards per game. Raekwon McMillan leads the Ohio State Buckeyes with 71 tackles, Tyquan Lewis has 7.5 sacks and Malik Hooker has five interceptions.
The Wolverines are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buckeyes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wolverines are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Ohio State and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 meetings overall.
Ohio State has yet to lose The Game under Meyer and the last two meetings weren't exactly close. It's hard to bet against Meyer in big games, especially when he's at home. Michigan also has looked a little shaky the past few weeks and Speight is still dealing with a banged up shoulder and remains questionable. Ohio State should win this game and even with so much on the line for both teams, asking the Buckeyes to do it by a touchdown isn't unreasonable. OSU is simply in far better form and is the more talented team overall.