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Big Ten East in Play as Buckeyes Host Spartans

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Big Ten Title Is a Crap-shoot in 2017

The 12th- ranked Michigan State Spartans and the 11th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will battle on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kick-off is set for 12 Noon EST. FOX Sports will have the telecast live.

The winner of the heated rivalry  will take sole possession of first place and have the inside track to the East title.

Oddsmakers have Ohio State as 17.5-point favorites. The total is at 54.5.

Buckeyes Look to Regroup after Shellacking at Iowa

Ohio State took a beating last week in a 55-24 loss at Iowa. The loss was shocking,  but  the way the Hawkeyes completely dominated the game is what was the kick in the kahoonas. The College Football Playoff appears to be out of the picture now.

Ohio State gave up the most points ever by a Meyer-coached. It was also the fifth most in the program’s storied history. The offense and defense still rank among the Big Ten’s best but have some issues.

Ohio State’s pass defense was torched for five touchdowns by Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley.

Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke has played well in recent weeks. He passed for 400 yards against Penn State.

 

Spartans Glad to be in Big Ten Contention after Rare off Year in 2016

The Spartans only losses were to Notre Dame and at Northwestern in three overtimes. The team would like nothing better than to come away with another victory at the Horseshoe. They are a 17.5-point underdogs. That should give them plenty of motivation to be disrespected by the linesmakers.

Two years ago Michigan State stunned the unbeaten and second-ranked Buckeyes on a rainy day in Columbus. They would definitely like to ride the momentum to another victory today at the “Horseshoe”.

If Michigan State can get past Ohio State they would be favored against Maryland and Rutgers in its last two regular-season games.

With 26 players and 10 starters on the Michigan State roster from Ohio the added motivation is always there. . Dantonio, who is a Ohio native and former Ohio State assistant coach under Jim Tressel, recruits the Buckeye State heavily.

 

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Michigan State 7-2 6-3 24.11 20.11 4 5-1 1-2 4-5 2-4 2-1
Ohio State 7-2 4-5 43.78 22.33 21.45 1-4 3-1 7-2 3-2 4-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
MICHST 16.7 15.11 1.59
OHIOST 12.54 14.46 -1.92
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
MICHST 11.46 11.61 -0.15
OHIOST 12.61 11.22 1.39
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
MICHST 3.97 2.85 1.12
Team Records

Michigan State Spartans

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 7-2 5-1 2-1 6-3 5-1 1-2 24.11 20.11 4.00
vs Conf 5-1 3-0 2-1 4-2 3-0 1-2 22.67 19.83 2.84
Last 3 2-1 2-0 0-1 2-1 2-0 0-1 25.00 24.00 1.00

Ohio State Buckeyes

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 7-2 4-1 3-1 4-5 1-4 3-1 43.78 22.33 21.45
vs Conf 5-1 2-0 3-1 4-2 1-1 3-1 47.67 23.67 24.00
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 39.67 35.67 4.00

Big Ten Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 24.11 96 22.33 38
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 219.67 66 140.20 10
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 166.00 57 136.00 48
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 43.78 5 20.11 27
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 320.80 15 260.67 98
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 221.80 29 80.00 5

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Michigan State 3-7 5-5 4-6 18.50 111.70 3.33 32.50 57.54 218.80 330.50 1.50
Ohio State 7-3 5-5 4-6 27.00 185.40 4.56 20.80 57.21 165.20 350.60 1.40
Head To Head Detail
Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Nov 19, 2016 OHIOST MICHST 17-16 224 86 310 1 207 127 334 2
Nov 21, 2015 MICHST OHIOST 17-14 203 91 294 2 86 46 132 0
Nov 8, 2014 OHIOST MICHST 49-37 268 300 568 2 178 358 536 0
Dec 7, 2013 OHIOST MICHST 24-34 273 101 374 0 134 304 438 1
Sep 29, 2012 OHIOST MICHST 17-16 204 179 383 3 34 269 303 0
Oct 1, 2011 MICHST OHIOST 10-7 71 250 321 3 35 143 178 1
Oct 18, 2008 OHIOST MICHST 45-7 216 116 332 0 52 188 240 5
Oct 20, 2007 MICHST OHIOST 17-24 59 126 185 1 229 193 422 2
Oct 14, 2006 OHIOST MICHST 38-7 182 239 421 1 63 135 198 1
Oct 15, 2005 MICHST OHIOST 24-35 116 340 456 0 137 249 386 4

Big Ten Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Michigan State Spartans

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 4, 2017 PENNST 27-24 W 10/46.5 W/O 74 400 474 65 401 466 -2 H
Oct 28, 2017 NWESTN 31-39 L -1.5/40 L/O 95 445 540 64 368 432 1 A
Oct 21, 2017 INDIAN 17-9 W -6.5/47 W/U 89 185 274 95 158 253 1 H
Oct 14, 2017 MINN 30-27 W -4.5/41 L/O 245 120 365 74 216 290 1 A
Oct 7, 2017 MICH 14-10 W 12.5/40 W/U 158 94 252 102 198 300 -5 A

Ohio State Buckeyes

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 4, 2017 IOWA 24-55 L -20.5/55 L/O 163 208 371 243 244 487 4 A
Oct 28, 2017 PENNST 39-38 W -7/57.5 L/O 201 328 529 91 192 283 2 H
Oct 14, 2017 NEBR 56-14 W -24/57.5 W/O 279 354 633 44 349 393 -1 A
Oct 7, 2017 MARYL 62-14 W -30.5/59 W/O 281 303 584 50 16 66 0 H
Sep 30, 2017 RUTGER 56-0 W -28/53.5 W/O 286 342 628 117 92 209 -2 A

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Next up:
Michigan State home to Maryland Saturday, November 18
Ohio State home to Illinois Saturday, November 18

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