Saturday, November 21, 2015
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The Michigan State Spartans take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 13 point favorites and the over/under was set at 52.5.
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Michigan State was led in passing last game by Connor Cook, who finished with 77 yards through the air. He went 6 for 20 on the game, good for a 30% completion percentage. The Spartans were led in rushing by Gerald Holmes, who finished with 83 yards on 18 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Macgarrett Kings led the team in receiving with 4 receptions for 48 yards. He had an average of 12 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Michigan State got a total of 16 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 7 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 73 total plays for 262 yards for the game. The Spartans ran for 141 yards on 41 attempts.
Ohio State was led in passing last game by J.T. Barrett, who finished with 150 yards through the air. He went 15 for 23 on the game, good for a 65% completion percentage. The Buckeyes were led in rushing by Ezekiel Elliott, who finished with 181 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Michael Thomas led the team in receiving with 6 receptions for 76 yards. He had an average of 13 yards per reception in the contest. Ohio State got a total of 23 first downs by way of 14 rushing, 8 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 75 total plays for 440 yards for the game. The Buckeyes ran for 283 yards on 50 attempts.
Michigan State is scoring 32.9 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 18.1 passes on 32.4 attempts for a 55.9 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 252.9 yards per game through the air as well. The Spartans carry the ball for an average of 153.4 yards per game on 39.2 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season. They also run 71.6 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 406.3 yards per game. The Spartans are averaging 22.3 first downs per game and they accumulate 43.8 penalty yards per game via 5.3 penalties.
Michigan State gives up an average of 243 passing yards and 22.3 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 19.1 completions per game on 32.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.8. The Spartans allow 121 rushing yards per game on 33.6 carries for a 3.6 average per play. Michigan State allows 364 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.8 penalties for 51.6 yards per game.
Ohio State averages 36.4 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 16.6 passes per game on 26.2 attempts for a 63.4 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 208.4 yards through the air per game thus far. The Buckeyes carry the ball for an average of 244.9 yards per game on 43.1 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. They also run 69.3 plays per game and average 6.5 yards per play for a total of 453.3 yards per game. The Buckeyes get an average of 22.3 first downs per game and they average 60.7 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties.
Ohio State gives up 171.6 passing yards per outing and 13.8 points per game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 15.2 completions on 31 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 49. The Buckeyes allow 126.8 rushing yards per contest on 38 carries for a 3.3 average per rush. Ohio State allows 298.4 total yards per game for an average of 4.3 yards per play. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 5.5 penalties for 41.6 yards in each contest.
Michigan State Betting Trends
Michigan State is 5-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Michigan State has an ATS record of 3-7-0 this season
Ohio State Betting Trends
Ohio State is 2-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
Ohio State has an ATS record of 4-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/15/15 QB Connor Cook Shoulder injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Ohio State
11/15/15 DL Joel Heath Leg "?" Saturday vs. Ohio State
10/19/15 OL Dennis Finley Fibula out for season
10/18/15 DB Jalen Watts-Jackson Hip out for season
10/17/15 DB R.J. Williamson Bicep out indefinitely
10/02/15 DE Montez Sweat Suspension out indefinitely
09/19/15 CB Vayante Copeland Neck out for season
09/07/15 DB Mark Meyers Suspension out indefinitely
08/13/15 LB Ed Davis Knee out for season
11/15/15 LB Chris Worley Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
11/15/15 DB Marshon Lattimore Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
11/12/15 WR Johnnie Dixon Knee out indefinitely
11/08/15 S Erick Smith Knee out for season
10/08/15 DB Cam Burrows Foot out for season
10/08/15 LB Nick Conner Knee out for season
10/05/15 WR Corey Smith Leg out for season
08/26/15 WR Noah Brown Leg out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State
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