Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 10/31/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Location: Michigan Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State (+23.5)
Michigan Stadium is the venue where Joe Milton and the Michigan Wolverines (1-0) will play the Michigan State Spartans (0-1) on Saturday. The spread on this game has Michigan as 23.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 53.5.
In their last outing, the Michigan State Spartans played the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and ended up taking the loss by a score of 38-27. Jordon Simmons led the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 43 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. Jayden Reed led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 128 yards on 11 catches. He notched an average of 11.6 yards per catch in this game. Rocky Lombardi went 31/43 with 319 yards by way of passing and tossed 3 TD's. He gave away 2 interceptions for the contest.
The Spartans have tallied 379 total yards for the year. As a unit they hold an average of 60 yards on the ground which has them sitting 99th in the country. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Michigan State has earned 3 touchdowns via the pass but no touchdowns on the ground. When talking about scoring points, the Michigan State Spartans hold an average of 27 points per outing. Concerning passing yards, the Spartans are giving up 170 yds per game which puts them in 22nd in D-1. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 276 yards/contest which puts them 24th in D-1. The Spartans are sitting in 99th in the nation in terms of team defense, conceding 38 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.6 yards per rushing attempt and 106 rushing yards per contest so far this year. Overall, they have conceded 106 yards via the ground game.
Rocky Lombardi has completed 106 of his attempted career 219 throws for a completion percentage of 48.4%. He is throwing for 94.3 yds per contest. For his collegiate career, Lombardi has thrown for 1,131 yards with 6 TD's and 7 interceptions. His quarterback rating is 94.4 with a TD rate of 2.7% and an interception percentage of 3.2%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the football 48 different times for a total of 133 rushing yds.
In their last outing, the Michigan Wolverines played the Minnesota Golden Gophers and took home the victory by a score of 49-24. Joe Milton went 15/22 with 225 yards via the pass and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. Hassan Haskins paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 66 yards and he ran for 2 TD's in this contest. He ran for 82 yards on 6 carries which gave him an average of 13.7 yards per run. Ronnie Bell was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 74 yards on 4 catches. He had an average of 18.5 yards per catch for that contest.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Wolverines have earned 225 passing yards, ranking them 58th in the country. The Michigan Wolverines average 478 yards per contest which ranks them 20th in college football. They average 253 yards per game via the rush. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Wolverines are ranking 2nd in the country by tallying 49 points per contest. Michigan has surrendered a total of 129 yards via the ground game in addition to 2 touchdowns via the rush so far this year. The Wolverines are surrendering 24 PPG, which has them sitting 44th in the country. They have allowed 1 touchdown via the pass and 197.0 yards per game, which has them sitting 44th in the country.
In 8 games in his college career, Joe Milton has completed 21 of his 33 tries for 342 yards. He is averaging 42.8 yds per contest through the air with a 158.6 QB rating. Milton has passed for 2 touchdowns compared to 2 picks in his career. He has run for 99 yards on 20 attempts. His TD percentage is 6.1% and his interception percentage is 6.1%.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Spartans +23.5
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