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The Michigan Wolverines will travel to face rival Ohio St Buckeyes in a Big Ten conference NCAA college football game on Saturday afternoon. Kick off time from Ohio St is scheduled for 12PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ABC.
The point spread came out with the home team Ohio St Buckeyes favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 54 ½ points. Early money has shown on the home side as Ohio St is now favored by -4 points. The total has not moved off the opener of 54 ½ points
In their head to head meeting last season it was Michigan with the 40-34 home win as a -8 ½ point betting favorite. The total went over 45 ½ points. CFB Trend: Ohio St Buckeyes are 5-0 ATS in their past five meetings with the Michigan Wolverines.
Michigan has won three straight. They improve to 8-3 on the year following a 42-17 home win last year against the Iowa Hawkeyes as a -17 point betting favorite. The total went over 47 ½ points The Wolverines open up the 28-10 lead at the half in the win. They posted 513 offensive yards with 199 running for 5 yards per rush. Devin Gardner hit on 18 of 23 passes for 314 yards with three touchdowns and one pick. Gardner a junior has seven touchdown passes and three picks on the year. Denard Robinson lined up at running back and ran for 98 yards on 13 carries. Michigan allowed Iowa to gain 309 offensive yards with 128 running for over 3 ½ yards per rush. Should Nebraska lose on Friday and coupled with a Michigan win on Saturday and the Wolverines will be playing Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game next week. The Wolverines are 17th in the nation in scoring defense allowing 18 points a game.
Ohio St improves to 11-0 on the season after a 21-14 road overtime win against the Wisconsin Badgers as a +1 point underdog. The game came in over 51 ½ points. The Buckeyes fails to hold a seven point lead late as they allow a Badgers game tying touchdown with eight seconds remaining. The defense makes a stand in overtime for victory. Their offense amassed just 237 yards with 140 coming from their run game for 3 ½ yards per rush. Braxton Miller completed 10 of 18 passes for 97 yards. Miller has 14 touchdown passes and six interceptions on the season. Ohio St allowed Wisconsin 360 yards of offense with 206 running for less than four yards per attempt. With Ohio St not eligible for a bowl game we have seen the team step up and bring their best efforts in the bigger games on their schedule.
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