Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 10/29/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverines (-21)
The Michigan State Spartans (3-4) are on their way to Michigan Stadium on Saturday where they will compete against the Michigan Wolverines (7-0). Michigan is 21-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 55.
The Michigan State Spartans head into this game 3-4 for this season. In their last game, the Spartans played the Wisconsin Badgers and went home with a win by a final score of 34-28. Payton Thorne finished 21/28 with 265 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 178.1 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. Jalen Berger was the best rusher for the Spartans with 16 totes for 59 yards (3.7 yds per attempt). When all was said and done, they ran 66 plays which converted into 389 yds. The Michigan State Spartans ended up rushing 36 times and recorded 99 yds, which came out to an average of 2.8 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Spartans gave up 152 yards on 39 attempts, which averages out to 3.9 yards per rush surrendered. Michigan State gave up 14 pass completions on 24 tries for 131 yds, and a completion percentage of 58.3%.
When talking about getting in the endzone, the Michigan State Spartans hold an average of 27.0 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 106.1 yards via the ground game ranking them 116th in D-1. The Spartans have earned 2,443 yards in total for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Michigan State has totaled 15 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns. Michigan State has accrued 140 1st downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 40 penalties for 371 yds. They have surrendered the ball 10 times.
The Spartans are ranked 73rd in D-1 in terms of team defense, giving up 27.1 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 153.3 rushing yards per game this season. During the season, they have given up 1,073 rushing yards through 7 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Spartans are allowing 1,883 yds which has them ranked 96th in the nation. They have given up 269.0 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 68.1%. In total, they have yielded 422.3 yards per contest putting them 105th in Division 1. They have granted 16 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Wolverines step onto the field holding a record of 7-0 for this season. When they last played, the Wolverines took home the win by a final score of 41-17 when they faced the Penn State Nittany Lions. Donovan Edwards carried the ball 16 times for 173 yds, ending the game with 10.8 yds per carry for Michigan. J.J. McCarthy ended the game with 145 yards on 17/24 through the air while his quarterback rating was 113.3. He threw 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.0. Michigan allowed 22 attempts on the ground for 111 yds (5.0 yds per carry). The Wolverines secondary gave up a completion rate of 41.4%, surrendering 157 yds on 12 for 29 passing. The Wolverines finished with a total of 563 yds on 79 plays (7.1 yards per play). Michigan ran the ball for 7.6 yards per carry, finishing the game with 418 yards on 55 attempts.
The Michigan Wolverines have an average of 473.6 yards per game, ranking them 19th in the country. The Michigan offense has compiled 280 yds of penalties on 33 infractions, which is good for 117th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. For the season so far, the Wolverines have racked up 1,623 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 231.9 passing yards per outing, which ranks 74th in the country. When looking at the points being put on the board, the Wolverines rank 6th in the country with 42.7 points per game.
Michigan has yielded a total of 601 rushing yards (85.9 yards/game) in addition to 4 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have given up 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 164.1 yards per game, which puts them in 6th in the country. The Wolverines defense has participated in 434 plays, which is good for 17th in the country. The Wolverines are surrendering 12.1 PPG, which has them sitting 3rd in D-1. In total, they have relinquished 85 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolverines -21
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