Eventhough Ohio State easily covered the spread in their previous game, backdoor cover led to high level of mental frustration to buckeye fans. The upcoming match against Michigan State is expected to once again see the Buckeyes comfortably win, considering the spread of 31.5 points, which is the widest in the series’ history. While Ohio State has been covering the spread successfully in recent history, the historic games tightness between the teams may hint differently. However, looking at results focusing on spreads similar to the upcoming match shows that the Buckeyes have a 6-4-1 ATS record against Michigan State for the past 25 years when they are double-digit favorites. Thus, the expected lofty line appears justified.
The point total of the upcoming match is expected to be 47.5 points. Although recent history may suggest otherwise, the historical data from games with similar spreads might offer more understanding about the over/under results. In such games, the unders have been successful 7 out of 10 times in games between Ohio State and Michigan State. Given that MSU has had trouble scoring points in previous meetings when they are double-digit underdogs, it may be challenging for OSU to reach the point total themselves, especially if they have a comfortable lead early on in the game.
Speaking of prop bets for the upcoming game, TreVeyon Henderson is expected to have under 32.5 receiving yards. The odds also suggest that Marvin Harrison Jr., Emeka Egbuka, and TreVeyon Henderson are expected to have standout performances in the game. However, Ror the full list of props and odds for the game, fans should refer to Action Network.