Michigan vs. Ohio State - 11/25/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Michigan vs. Ohio State - 11/25/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Buckeyes (9-2) at Michigan Wolverines (8-3)

College Football: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Michigan Stadium)

The Line: Michigan Wolverines +11.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday in college football action at Michigan Stadium.

The Ohio State Buckeyes look for another victory to produce double-digit wins for the sixth straight season. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won seven of their last nine road games. J.T. Barrett is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 2,698 yards, 32 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Barrett has two or more touchdown passes in each of his last nine games. Parris Campbell and K.J. Hill have combined for 984 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Johnnie Dixon has 17 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 252.5 yards per contest, and J.K. Dobbins leads the way with 1,089 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 19.8 points and 291.5 yards per game. Jordan Fuller leads the Ohio State Buckeyes with 54 tackles, Nick Bosa has five sacks and Damon Webb has three interceptions. 

The Michigan Wolverines hope to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time while getting their second win over a ranked team. The Michigan Wolverines have won 12 of their last 13 home games. Brandon Peters is completing 57.8 percent of his passes for 486 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Peters is questionable for this game due to a head injury. Grant Perry and Sean McKeon have combined for 577 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Zach Gentry has 13 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 194.1 yards per contest, and Karan Higdon leads the way with 874 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 17.1 points and 261.2 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Michigan Wolverines with 87 tackles, Chase Winovich has seven sacks and Lavert Hill has two interceptions.

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The Buckeyes are 45-21-1 ATS in their last 67 road games, 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Wolverines are 0-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 games following a ATS loss. The Buckeyes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Michigan, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

Points are key in rivalry games, especially when you consider four of the last six meetings between Ohio State and Michigan have been decided by six or less points. Getting the Wolverines with over 10 points at home is hard to pass up. However, the Wolverines don't have a quarterback right now with Peters questionable with a head injury, and O'Korn simply isn't the answer. Ohio State is playing well on both sides of the ball and has outscored teams the last two weeks with a combined score of 100-17. The Ohio State Buckeyes need to win and win big if they have any chance to sneak into the CFB playoffs. A double-digit victory over Michigan on the road could go a long way heading into the Big 10 Championship. I look for the Buckeyes to keep their foot on the gas and beat up on a Michigan team that can't score.

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Randy’s Pick Ohio State Buckeyes -11.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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