Ohio State Opens As Nearly 20-Point Favorites Vs. No. 7 MSU

  • The Ohio State Buckeyes are favored by 19.0 points against the Michigan State Spartans.
  • Michigan State comes back with +725 odds on the moneyline as the underdog.
  • The total is set at 66.5 with a -110 betting line on both the OVER and UNDER.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Buckeyes will host the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. The spread may be larger than expected considering it’s a matchup between two teams ranked in the top 10.

Betting The Spread And Moneyline

Seeing the Ohio State Buckeyes favored by nearly 20 points is far from a surprise, but maybe so when taking into account they’re playing a fellow top 10 team in the country, the Michigan State Spartans.

Despite the line being too big at the first glance, online sportsbooks may have actually set it fairly accurately.

Ohio State vs Michigan State Spread Odds

  • Ohio State Buckeyes -19.0 -110
  • Michigan State Spartans +19.0 -110

The Buckeyes have dominated this matchup since it started back in 1912. Ohio State has won 32 of the 45 meetings overall, including each of the last five and 17 of the last 20.

In the current five-game win streak, the Buckeyes have won by 20+ points four times.

Plus, there’s a good chance that Michigan State is forced to abandon their strength, running the ball. If OSU takes a lead early and stretches it into two or three possessions, the Spartans are going to struggle to get back in the game as they’re forced to pass the ball.

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Heisman Trophy Winner Odds

  • C.J. Stroud +190
  • Bryce Young +200
  • Kenneth Walker III +300

Two of the top three Heisman favorites will be in this game, but it’s possible the game script only calls for one to show out.

Betting The Total: O/U 66.5 Points

The Big Ten isn’t necessarily known for their offensive prowess, but this has the makings of what could be a high-scoring affair. These are two of the three highest-scoring teams in the conference that combine to score 79.9 points per game. Those betting on college football may see a high-scoring game, but maybe not high enough to hit the OVER.

Ohio State vs Michigan State Total

  • OVER 66.5 -110
  • UNDER 66.5 -110

The Buckeyes are the highest-scoring team in the country with their 46.3 points per game, but even with that elite offense only three of Ohio State’s 10 games have gone OVER the set number.

Michigan State has also seen three of their 10 games go OVER the total.

The defenses combine to allow just 42.7 points per game. Even with the explosive offenses in the game, the total may be set too high. Those interested in watching can tune in to ABC at noon EST on Saturday.