Michigan State Spartans (9-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (10-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 21, 2015, 3:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -13 -- Over/Under:
The Michigan State Spartans and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Saturday at Ohio Stadium.
The Michigan State Spartans look to get to 10 wins for the third straight season. Connor Cook is completing 56.3 percent of his passes for 2,482 yards, 21 touchdowns and four interceptions. Cook has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. Aaron Burbridge and Macgarrett Kings Jr. have combined for 1,471 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while R.J. Shelton has 34 receptions. The Michigan State Spartans ground game is averaging 152.4 yards per contest, and LJ Scott leads the way with 519 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan State is allowing 22.3 points and 364 yards per game. Riley Bullough leads the Spartans with 79 tackles, Montae Nicholson has three interceptions and Shilique Calhoun has 8.5 sacks. Joel Heath is questionable with a leg injury.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to remain unbeaten and stay in the playoff race. J.T. Barrett is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 622 yards, eight touchdowns and three touchdowns. Barrett has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Michael Thomas and Jalin Marshall have combined for 1,046 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Braxton Miller has 22 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 244.8 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 1,425 yards and 16 touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 13.8 points and 298.4 yards per game. Raekwon McMillan leads the Buckeyes with 97 tackles, Tyvis Powell has two interceptions and Tyquan Lewis has 6.5 sacks. Chris Worley and Marshon Lattimore are questionable.
The Spartans are 6-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Buckeyes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Spartans are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
This line is a little crazy, as Michigan State has an elite defense that should be able to slow down the Buckeyes and make this game compeitive. While I'm not sure the Spartans can win outright, I'm confident they can make a game out of this. Take the points.