Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Spartans (+3)
The Michigan Wolverines (7-0) are en route to Spartan Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Michigan State Spartans (7-0). Michigan opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The total is 52.5.
The Michigan Wolverines head into this matchup 7-0 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Wolverines played the Northwestern Wildcats and went home with a win by a final score of 33-7. Cade McNamara connected on 20/27 with 129 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 114.2 and ended the contest with no picks. Hassan Haskins was the rushing leader for the Wolverines with 23 carries for 110 yards (4.8 yards per carry). When the final whistle blew, they tallied 86 plays which gave them a total of 457 yds. The Michigan Wolverines ended up running the ball 54 times and amassed 294 yards, which earned them an average of 5.4 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Wolverines gave up 107 yards on 21 attempts, which averages out to 5.1 yards per run allowed. Michigan conceded 16 completions on 32 tries for a total of 133 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Michigan Wolverines are sitting at 37.7 points per outing. As a team they hold an average of 253.3 yards on the ground which has them sitting 5th in Division 1. The Wolverines currently have 3,100 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Michigan has compiled 7 passing touchdowns and 25 touchdowns via the ground. Michigan has tallied 154 first downs offensively, and they have committed 35 infractions for 317 yards. They have surrendered the ball 4 different times.
When it comes to passing yards, the Wolverines have given up 1,277 yards which has them ranked 26th in college football. They are conceding 182.4 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 54.6%. During the season, they have relinquished 299.1 yards per outing which puts them 23rd in Division 1. They have allowed 9 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up an average of 3.6 yards per run and 116.7 yards on the ground per contest this year. Overall, they have allowed 817 rushing yards through 7 games. The Wolverines are sitting in 14th in the nation in terms of team defense, allowing 14.3 points per game.
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The Spartans head into this matchup 7-0 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Spartans went home victorious with a score of 20-15 against the Indiana Hoosiers. Payton Thorne (1 touchdown) walked away from the contest with 126 yards on 14/26 passing while his quarterback rating was 91.9. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 4.8. Kenneth Walker III ran the football 23 times for 84 yards, finishing the contest with 3.7 yds per attempt for Michigan State. Michigan State ran the ball for 2.9 yards per tote, finishing the contest with 100 yards on 35 attempts. The Spartans finished the game with a total of 241 yds on 62 plays (3.9 yards per play). The Spartans secondary conceded a completion percentage of 53.8%, relinquishing 188 yards on 28 out of 52 passing. Michigan State relinquished 36 attempts on the ground for 134 yds (3.7 yds per rush).
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Spartans are 30th in the nation scoring 34.3 PPG. For the year so far, the Spartans have earned 1,759 passing yards as well as an average of 251.3 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 49th in the country. The Michigan State Spartans hold an average of 453.4 yards per outing, ranking them 26th in the country. The Michigan State offense has accrued 492 yards of penalties on 53 infractions, ranking them 29th in college football in terms of making mistakes.
Michigan State has given up a total of 841 rushing yards (120.1 yards per outing) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 9 touchdowns through the air in addition to 286.0 yards per game, which has them in 133rd in college football. The Spartans defense has taken the field for 582 plays, ranking them 137th in the nation. The Spartans are conceding 18.7 PPG, which has them 32nd in Division 1. This season, they have allowed 131 points.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolverines -3
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