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Michigan Wolverines Football

First Night Game in Michigan Rivals Storied History

The Michigan State Spartans and the 7th-ranked Michigan Wolverines will renew their storied Big Ten rivaly on Saturday when they battle at Michigan Stadium. The game will be televised by ABC Sports and kickoff is set for a few minutes after 7:30 pm EST.

For the first time in the 110-year history of the rivalry, the Spartans and Wolverines will battle each other in a night game. It’s a time that administrators at each school tried to avoid. In the end, they had no power with television and the Big Ten having control over prime-time slots.

The concerns administrators had are traffic and parking headaches. Also the added time fans now have to tailgate and consume alcohol before the game. The fact there will be a larger congregation outside the stadium of fans who don’t have tickets was worrisome as well.

Oddsmakers have made the Wolverines an 11-point favorite. The total is at 40.5.

Michigan Wants to Take Control in the Big Ten East

The Wolverines won its last outing, a 28-10 result against the Purdue Boilermakers on September 23. Michigan covered in that game as a -13.5-point favorite, while the 38 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

The team was off last week and head coach Jim Harbaugh did offer some breaking news on Monday. Senior John O’Korn will be the starting quarterback. Wilton Speight was the original starter. He suffered an undisclosed injury in the first quarter against Purdue. The QB is out for “multiple weeks,” according to Harbaugh.

O’Korn went 16 of 28 for 270 yards, a touchdown and an interception in place of Speight against Purdue.

The Wolverines are first in the Big Ten in total yards allowed on defense. They lead with 203.3 yards, They lead in run defense at 69.3 yards a game, and pass defense at 134 yards a game. They have allowed just 13.5 points a game.

Michigan State has Already Matched Last Years Win Total

Michigan State was a 17-10 winner in its last match at home against the Iowa Hawkeyes. They covered the -3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 27 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Michigan Statehas already equaled its win total from a disastrous 3-9 season in 2016.

The Spartan offense is led by quarterback Brian Lewerke. He has been very efficient in the passing game. Lewerke is 84 of 133 for 963 yards. He has eight touchdowns and two interceptions. He also has running ability. That makes him difficult to defend. He leads the team with 248 yards rushing. Running back LJ Scott is getting the bulk of the carries out of the backfield. He is averaging only 3.7 yards on 58 carries.

The Spartans enter the game third in the Big Ten in yards allowed per game. They are only giving up 248.3 ypg. Their  run defense is only allowing 96 yards a game. The D is second in pass defense giving up 152.3 yards a game.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Michigan State 3-1 3-1 24.50 18.00 6.5 3-1 0-0 1-3 1-3 0-0
Michigan 4-0 2-2 31.50 13.50 18 0-2 2-0 1-3 0-2 1-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
MICHST 17.53 13.79 3.74
MICH 12.93 15.06 -2.13
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
MICHST 11.39 11.49 -0.1
MICH 13.94 12.47 1.47
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
MICHST 4.49 3.07 1.42
MICH 4.28 2.20 2.08
Team Records

Michigan State Spartans

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-1 3-1 0-0 3-1 3-1 0-0 24.50 18.00 6.50
vs Conf 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 17.00 10.00 7.00
Last 3 2-1 2-1 0-0 2-1 2-1 0-0 21.00 20.67 0.33

Michigan Wolverines

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 0-2 2-0 31.50 13.50 18.00
vs Conf 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 28.00 10.00 18.00
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 1-2 0-2 1-0 31.00 12.33 18.67

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 24.50 96 13.50 10
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 98.00 9
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 118.00 45
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 31.50 57 18.00 24
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 195.00 95
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 191.50 62

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Michigan State 7-3 9-1 5-5 27.10 176.50 4.28 30.00 57.00 227.70 404.20 1.40
Michigan 3-7 1-9 5-5 18.40 88.60 2.76 29.30 51.88 190.10 278.70 1.80

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
Oct 29, 2016 MICH MICHST 32-23 192 244 436 1 217 184 401 1
Oct 17, 2015 MICHST MICH 27-23 58 328 386 0 62 168 230 1
Oct 25, 2014 MICH MICHST 11-35 61 125 186 3 219 227 446 2
Nov 2, 2013 MICH MICHST 6-29 -48 216 168 1 142 252 394 1
Oct 20, 2012 MICHST MICH 10-12 112 192 304 1 163 163 326 1
Oct 15, 2011 MICH MICHST 14-28 82 168 250 1 213 120 333 2
Oct 9, 2010 MICHST MICH 34-17 249 287 536 0 162 215 377 3
Oct 3, 2009 MICH MICHST 20-26 28 223 251 2 197 220 417 3
Oct 25, 2008 MICHST MICH 35-21 167 306 473 3 84 168 252 4
Nov 3, 2007 MICH MICHST 28-24 100 211 311 1 191 161 352 1

College Football 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
Sep 30, 2017 IOWA 17-10 W -3.5/44 W/U 88 212 300 19 212 231 -2 H
Sep 23, 2017 NOTRD 18-38 L 3/54 L/O 151 345 496 182 173 355 3 H
Sep 9, 2017 W.MICH 28-14 W -7/51 W/U 296 161 457 116 79 195 1 H
Sep 2, 2017 BGREEN 35-10 W -17/56 W/U 215 250 465 67 145 212 2 H
Nov 26, 2016 PENNST 12-45 L 11/53.5 L/O 109 234 343 77 386 463 1 A

Michigan Wolverines

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
Sep 23, 2017 PURDUE 28-10 W -13.5/51 W/U 139 284 423 30 159 189 1 A
Sep 16, 2017 AIRFOR 29-13 W -23/52.5 L/U 190 169 359 168 64 232 0 H
Sep 9, 2017 CINCIN 36-14 W -31.5/51 L/U 193 221 414 68 132 200 0 H
Sep 2, 2017 FLA 33-17 W -4.5/46.5 W/O 215 218 433 11 181 192 -1 A
Dec 30, 2016 FLAST 32-33 L -6.5/50 L/O 89 163 252 149 222 371 -1 A

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