Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Wolverines (-1)
Michigan Stadium is the site where the Michigan Wolverines (11-0) will attempt to beat the Ohio State Buckeyes (11-0) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Michigan opens this game as 1-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 46.5.
The Ohio State Buckeyes head into this game 11-0 for this season. In their last matchup, the Buckeyes played against the Minnesota Golden Gophers and earned the victory with a final of 37-3. TreVeyon Henderson was the rushing leader for the Buckeyes with 15 carries for 146 yds (9.7 yds per carry). Kyle McCord finished 20/30 with 212 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 148 and ended the game without throwing an interception. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Buckeyes gave up 70 yds on 29 tries, which is 2.4 yards per rush allowed. Ohio State gave up 11 pass completions on 19 tries for 89 yds, and a completion rate of 57.9%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 67 plays which gave them 434 yards. The Ohio State Buckeyes ran the football 35 times and had 215 yards, earning them an average of 6.1 yards per attempt.
The Buckeyes have tallied 4,722 total yards this season. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Ohio State has totaled 24 touchdowns via the pass and 19 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 11 times. Ohio State has compiled 241 1st downs as an offense, and they have been called for 65 infractions for 517 yds. As a team they're maintaining an average of 145.5 yards in the run game ranking this team at 86th in college football. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 33.6 PPG.
Regarding yards through the air, the Buckeyes have given up 1,588 yds which ranks them 1st in D-1. They have conceded 144.4 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 50.7%. Overall, they are giving up 252.9 yards/outing which has them sitting 3rd in the country. They have relinquished 7 touchdowns via the pass as well as 3 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per tote and 108.5 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of this season, they have given up 1,194 rushing yards through 11 games. The Buckeyes are sitting in 2nd in the country when it comes to team defense, allowing 9.3 PPG.
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The Wolverines head into this matchup 11-0 for this year. In their last game, the Wolverines went home victorious with a score of 31-24 when they faced the Maryland Terrapins. J.J. McCarthy ended the game with 141 yds on 12/23 passing while his QB rating was 95. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.1. Blake Corum ran the football 28 times for 94 yds, ending the game with 3.4 yards per attempt for Michigan. The Wolverines finished the contest with a total of 291 yds while running 68 plays (4.3 yds per play). Michigan ran for 3.3 yards per tote, finishing with 150 yards on 45 carries. Michigan allowed 33 rushing attempts for 15 yds (0.5 yards per rush). The Wolverines passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 67.7%, surrendering 247 yds on 21 out of 31 through the air.
In relation to how much they score, the Wolverines are 11th in the nation holding an average of 38.3 points per contest. The Michigan Wolverines are averaging 399.6 yards per outing, which has them sitting 55th in the country. The Michigan offense has racked up 283 yards of penalties on 32 violations, ranking them 133rd in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 6 interceptions while letting opponents recover 2 fumbles and they have recorded 237 1st downs. For the year to this point, the Wolverines have earned 2,515 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 228.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 64th in D-1. They maintain an average of 171.0 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,881 yards in total.
The Wolverines are relinquishing 9.0 PPG, ranking them 1st in Division 1. Michigan has conceded a total of 990 rushing yards (90.0 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns on the ground this season. Overall, they have surrendered 99 total points. They have yielded 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 144.8 yards/game, ranking them 2nd in Division 1. The Wolverines defense has participated in 613 plays, which is 1st in D-1. They have compiled 6 fumbles and 14 interceptions over the course of the season.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes +1
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