Ohio State Betting Favorites vs. Michigan Wolverines in NCAAF Week 14

Maryland Terrapins vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Lines and Picks
  • by Cooper Mayer
  • November 29th, 2019
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The College Football betting sites favor the visiting No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes by 9-points over the No. 13 Michigan Wolverines, as the spread goes for their NCAA college football regular season finale on November 30 at 12:00 p.m. ET at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Odds by GTBets

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Ohio State -9 (-110) 50 (-110) -335
Michigan +9 (-110) 50 (-110) +275
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Betting Ohio State Buckeyes

The Buckeyes enter The Game undefeated thanks to a 28-17 win over Penn State on Saturday. As 20-point home chalk, OSU did not cover the spread set by the best online sportsbooks. Ohio State has the best scoring offense in the country (49.4 points per game). However, they were held to fewer than 30 points for the first time this season. OSU’s scoring defense, also ranked 1st (10.5 ppg), went back to allowing the opponent fewer than 20 points. Starting QB Justin Fields went 16 of 22 for 188 yards with two TDS.

Running back JK Dobbins had 157 yards and two TDs on 36 carries. The Buckeyes rank 4th in rushing offense with 282.1 yards per game. Ohio States 6th-ranked total offense (530.4 ypg) gained 417 yards. And their second-to-none total defense (217.4 ypg) held PSU to 227 yards. OSU’s pass defense allowed 128 yards, on par with their average of 126.2 per game (1st). Ditto their 5th-ranking run defense (91.2 ypg), which held Penn State to 99 yards on the ground.

Per the College Football betting sites, the Buckeyes are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games after allowing fewer than 275 total yards in their previous game. 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after allowing fewer than 170 yards passing in their previous game. And 37-17-1 ATS in their last 55 road games playing a team with a winning home record.

“The Buckeyes have lost to Michigan only once since the start of the 2004 season and will roll into Ann Arbor as the No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff rankings. Ohio State has produced the second-most sacks in the FBS,” the Detroit Free Press informs us.

Betting Michigan Wolverines

The Wolvies have won four and covered five straight. Michigan went to Indiana as, according to the College Football betting sites, 9.5-point road favorites. And returned with a 39-14 win. The Wolverines average 33.5 points per game (35th). But have scored more than 35 points in five of their last six games. Michigan has allowed fewer than 20 points in their last four games. Their scoring defense rounds up the top 10 in the country with 16.2 points allowed per game. Starting QB Shea Patterson went 20 of 32 for 366 yards with 5 TDs and one pick.

Nico Collins had 165 yards and three TDs on six receptions. A good day for Michigan’s passing offense, which ranks 49th with 247.5 yards per game.
The Wolvies gained just 87 rushing yards but held the Hoosiers to just 97 on the ground. Michigan allows just 105.9 rushing yards per game, ranking them 13th in the country. The Wolverines allowed a generous 224 yards through the air. Plenty more than their stingy average of 161.1 per game (4th). The Wolvies also rank 4th in total offense, with 267.0 yards per game.

The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last five games after allowing fewer than 20 points in their previous game. 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after gaining fewer than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. And 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games after gaining more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines NCAAF Pick

OSU has faced and defeated three ranked schools by an average margin of 22 points. Take Ohio State and the points.