Ohio State at Michigan State Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 11/6/2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Spartan Stadium in East Lansing
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The #13 Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1) and the #7 Michigan State Spartans (7-1) will both be looking to remain in the playoff picture when they face each other on Saturday. Last season, Michigan State beat Ohio State 34-24 on the road.
Last weekend, Ohio State won their sixth game in a row when they easily beat Illinois 55-14 at home. Their defense only gave up 243 yards in that win while forcing four Illinois turnovers.
The Buckeyes have one of the best offenses in the country this season by scoring 45.6 points per game against their first eight opponents. Star quarterback J.T. Barrett has thrown for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns this season, and he is second on the team in rushing with 496 yards and six more touchdowns. Sophomore wide receiver Michael Thomas has 28 receptions for 447 yards and six scores.
Two weeks ago, Michigan State gave up just one touchdown to in-state rival Michigan and rolled to a 35-11 home win. They had 219 rushing yards in that game and were able to hold Michigan to just 186 total yards.
The Spartans have been able to score 45.5 points per game this year while only giving up 20.3 points per game. Their best offensive player has been running back Jeremy Langford, who has rushed for 841 yards and 10 touchdowns through eight games. Wide receiver Tony Lippett has caught 42 passes for 889 yards and nine touchdowns.
Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
Ohio State Buckeyes are 6-2-0 Against the Spread
Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-1-0 against the Over/Under
Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
Michigan State Spartans are 5-3-0 Against the Spread
Michigan State Spartans are 7-1-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Ohio State Buckeyes
10/30/14 RB Rod Smith Personal out for season
10/24/14 LB Devan Bogard ACL out for season
09/25/14 WR Johnnie Dixon Knee out for season
09/13/14 DE Noah Spence Suspension out indefinitely
08/28/14 DB Marshon Lattimore Hamstring out for season
08/19/14 QB Braxton Miller Shoulder out for season
08/16/14 DL Dylan Thompson Knee out for season
08/14/14 WR Frank Epitropoulos Personal has left team
08/14/14 LB Kyle Berger ACL out for season
Michigan State Spartans
11/02/14 RB Gerald Holmes Knee "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/02/14 DL James Kittredge Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/07/14 LB Mylan Hicks Arm expected to miss 5 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan State
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