Michigan State at Ohio State NCAA Football Betting Tips 10/5/2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Ohio Stadium is the site where Justin Fields and the Ohio State Buckeyes will take on the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. The odds on this game have Ohio State as 13.5-point favorites. The Spartans are 2-2-0 ATS and 2-2-0 when betting on the total. The Buckeyes are 2-1-1 when wagering on the over/under and 3-1-0 against the spread.
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
09/29/19 T AJ Arcuri Foot is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
09/29/19 CB Shakur Brown Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
09/29/19 WR Jalen Nailor Leg is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
09/19/19 G Kevin Jarvis Knee is out indefinitely
09/10/19 T Cole Chewins Back is out indefinitely
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
09/29/19 S Ronnie Hickman Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/29/19 OL Branden Bowen Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/29/19 WR C.J. Saunders Knee is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/29/19 WR Kamryn Babb Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/29/19 DL Noah Donald Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/29/19 DT Taron Vincent Arm is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/29/19 LB Teradja Mitchell Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
09/29/19 DE Tyreke Smith Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Michigan State
In the last game they played, the Michigan State Spartans played the Indiana Hoosiers and ended up getting the win by a score of 40-31. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Spartans was Brian Lewerke who went 18/36 with 300 yards passing and completed 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Brian Lewerke led the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 30 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 78 yards via 12 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.5 yards per carry. Darrell Stewart Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 117 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 23.4 yards per catch during the game. The Michigan State Spartans ended up running the ball 33 times and added 145 yards which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per rush. For the game, the Spartans got 23 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 61 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In all, they finished with a total of 69 plays for a total of 445 yards. In terms of defense, Michigan State allowed 33 completions on 42 throws for a total of 286 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.6%. Against the run, the Spartans allowed 72 yards on 27 runs which gave the opponent an average of 2.7 yards per run allowed. Overall, they allowed 358 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Spartans come into this game with a record of 4-1 this year. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 31.4 points per contest, which has them at 60th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 145.8 yards on the ground per contest which is 9th in the conference. For total yardage, they currently sit at 3rd in the conference and 34th in D-1 with 2,074 yards. The Spartans have one of the best defenses in the nation, allowing 15 points per game putting them 5th in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Spartans have allowed 1,345 yards. Teams are completing 63.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.7 yards per try. In discussing yards rushing, Michigan State is allowing 56.4 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the conference and 5th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 1.9 yards per rush which has them at 2nd in the Big Ten Conference and 2nd in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 282 yards rushing through 5 games.
In the last game they played, the Ohio State Buckeyes played the Nebraska Cornhuskers and earned the victory by a score of 48-7. J.K. Dobbins paced the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 26 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 177 yards via 24 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.4 yards per run. Austin Mack led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 66 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 22.0 yards per catch in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Buckeyes was Justin Fields who went 15/21 with 212 yards passing and completed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ran the ball 52 times and earned a total of 371 yards giving them an average of 7.1 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 73 plays for 583 yards. For the game, the Buckeyes racked up 31 1st downs and they totaled 2 penalties for 25 yards telling us that this team was extremely focused in this game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Ohio State gave up 8 catches on 17 attempts for a total of 47 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.1%. On the ground, the Buckeyes gave up 184 yards on 39 tries giving the other team an average of 4.7 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they conceded 231 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The Buckeyes come into this game with a record of 5-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Buckeyes have one of the best offenses in the nation. Ohio State has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 208 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 30th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,040 yards rushing through 5 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Buckeyes average 419.6 yards per game overall putting them 62nd in college football and 6th in the conference. The Buckeyes are allowing 8.6 points per game ranking them 4th in the conference and 4th in D-1. Their passing defense is one of the top units in Division 1. They are conceding 129.4 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Buckeyes are currently ranked 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 43 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are conceding 48.6 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the country and 1st in the conference. For this year, they have conceded 243 yards rushing and 1 rushing TD.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Spartans +13.5
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