Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 11/27/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverines (+8)
Michigan Stadium is the location where the Michigan Wolverines (10-1) will take on the Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1) on Saturday. Ohio State opens this contest as 8-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 63.5.
The Ohio State Buckeyes come into this matchup with a record of 10-1 this season. In their last matchup, the Buckeyes took on the Michigan State Spartans and took home the win by a score of 56-7. C.J. Stroud connected on 32/35 with 432 yds through the air and 6 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 251.7 and walked away from the game without throwing an interception. Master Teague was the best rusher for the Buckeyes with 21 carries for 95 yards (4.5 yds per attempt). Once the final whistle blew, they had 86 plays which totaled 655 yards. The Ohio State Buckeyes rushed the ball a total of 43 times and accrued 206 yds, earning them an average of 4.8 yards per tote. On the ground, the Buckeyes conceded 66 yds on 21 attempts, which averages out to 3.1 yards per rush surrendered. Ohio State relinquished 16 pass completions on 38 attempts for a total of 158 yards, and a completion percentage of 42.1%.
The Buckeyes currently have 6,158 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Ohio State has earned 39 touchdowns via the pass and 23 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 9 times. Ohio State has tallied 297 1st downs, and they have committed 68 penalties for 634 yards. As a unit they hold an average of 197.5 yards on the ground which is 32nd in the nation. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Ohio State Buckeyes have an average of 47.2 points per game.
The Buckeyes rank 29th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, allowing 19.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt and 103.5 rushing yards per contest so far this season. In total, they have allowed 1,139 rushing yards through 11 outings. Regarding yards through the air, the Buckeyes have conceded 2,773 yds which puts them in 110th in the country. They have relinquished 252.1 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 60.2%. Over the course of this year, they are granting 355.6 yards/outing putting them at 57th in the nation. They have yielded 14 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Wolverines come into this game with a record of 10-1 for this season. For their last game, the Wolverines took home the win by a final score of 59-18 against the Maryland Terrapins. Cade McNamara (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 259 yards on 21/28 passing while his quarterback rating was 176.3. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per attempt was 9.3. Hassan Haskins carried the ball 20 times for 78 yds, ending the game with 3.9 yds per carry for Michigan. The Wolverines finished the contest with a total of 503 yards while they ran 75 plays (6.7 yards per play). Michigan ran the ball for 4.3 yards per attempt, totaling 151 yards on 35 carries. Michigan surrendered 44 running attempts for 181 yds (4.1 yards per rush). The Wolverines secondary gave up a completion rate of 57.6%, relinquishing 178 yards on 19 out of 33 through the air.
The Michigan Wolverines have an average of 447.9 yards per contest, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1. The Michigan offense has 481 yards of penalties on 58 violations, which is 91st in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition. During this campaign thus far, the Wolverines have compiled 2,525 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 229.5 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 71st in college football. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Wolverines are ranking 15th in the nation maintaining an average of 36.9 PPG.
The Wolverines are allowing 16.3 points per contest, ranking them 19th in the nation. Michigan has yielded a total of 1,406 yards rushing (127.8 yards per game) as well as 10 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. This season, they have surrendered 179 points. They have allowed the opposition 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 178.4 yards per contest, ranking them 20th in Division 1. The Wolverines defense has been on the field for 723 plays, which has them ranked 50th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Wolverines +8
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