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Saturday, November 19, the Ohio State Buckeyes (9-1) take on the Michigan State Spartans (3-7). The game will be played at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. Read on for our Ohio State vs. Michigan State prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Ohio State wins the match-up between the two teams 93.1 percent of the time. The spread also suggests that the Buckeyes are favored to win the contest.
Spread: Ohio State -22.5
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. E.T.
Ohio State vs. Michigan State preview:
Ohio State now sits at No. 2 in the College Football Rankings and ultimately the Buckeyes control their own fate going forward. The last two games they've won by identical scores of 63-3, and the destruction should continue against a clinging-to-life Michigan State team. The Buckeyes have an advantage at every position on the field.
Michigan State got its first Big Ten win of the season last weekend after decimating Rutgers, 49-0. It has been a nightmare of a season for the Spartans, and things are only going to get worse taking on Ohio State and Penn State in their last two games. Does Michigan State have a chance to pull the upset? Sure, they're at home and will have some confidence after the win last week. Is it realistic, though? Eh.
Ohio State vs. Michigan State prediction:
The dumpster-fire season continues for the Spartans as they get blown out by the Buckeyes. I expect the Spartans to put up a fight in front of their home crowd, but this one is over by halftime.