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Ohio State vs Michigan 11/26/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Michigan Wolverines (11-0) vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0)
November 26, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -7.5 / Michigan Wolverines +7.5; Over/Under: +57.5
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The Michigan Wolverines and the Ohio State Buckeyes meet in Big Ten conference college football action from Ohio Stadium on Saturday.

The Michigan Wolverines will look to finish the regular season unbeaten after a 19-17 win over Illinois last time out. J.J. McCarthy has thrown for 1,952 yards, 14 touchdowns and a pair of interceptions on 66.8% passing while Blake Corum has a team-high 1,457 rushing yards with 18 touchdowns and Donovan Edwards has 471 rushing yards and 4 scores. Ronnie Bell leads Michigan with 48 receptions for 641 yards while Luke Schoonmaker and Cornelius Johnson each have 300+ receiving yards as well on the year. On defense, Junior Colson has a team-high 73 total tackles while Mike Morris has a team-high 7 sacks as part of Michigan’s 31 sacks as a unit this season.

The Ohio State Buckeyes will be out to build on their own 11-0 record after a 43-30 win over Maryland last time out. C.J. Stroud has thrown for 2,991 yards, 35 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 66.4% passing while Miyan Williams has a team-high 783 rushing yards and 13 TDs and TreVeyon Henderson also has 571 rushing yards and 6 scores as well this season. Dallan Hayden has also chipped in 503 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns this season. Marvin Harrison Jr. leads the Buckeyes with 65 catches for 1,037 receiving yards while Emeka Egbuka has 57 catches for 914 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. Julian Fleming also has 415 receiving yards with 6 TDs while Cade Stover has 386 receiving yards and 5 scores. On defense, Tommy Eichenberg has a team-high 105 total tackles with 67 solo tackles while Ohio State’s defense as a whole has 31 sacks and 10 interceptions this season.

Michigan is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Ohio State is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 9-3 in their last 12 games overall.

I get the case to be made either way here, as a win for either side pretty much ensures them a spot in the college football playoffs, while a loss leaves you out of the Big Ten title game and you have to hope your resume is enough to get you into the playoff. That being said, this likely means a bit more to Michigan as they’ve had some close calls in recent weeks, but the problem is that Michigan is the only team here with at least one weakness offensively as they struggle to pass the ball. Ohio State’s solid across the board and while both defenses are really good, I think the lack of a passing game could be Michigan’s downfall here. I’ll side with Ohio State here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Ohio State -7.5

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