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Computer Model 'Loves' This Team To Cover In Michigan-Michigan State

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh patting quarterback Shea Patterson on the head.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

One of the biggest games for college football this weekend will take place in East Lansing, as the No. 6 Michigan Wolverines will battle the No. 24 Michigan State Spartans. With Jim Harbaugh's team rolling as of late, picking up a road victory would boost their stock tremendously.

Last Saturday, Michigan beat Wisconsin by 25 points, in large part because of Shea Patterson and Karan Higdon. However, the Wolverines have yet to prove they can win against ranked teams on the road, which will be their next test.

While the Wolverines are favorites for this matchup, the SportsLine Projection Model believes they won't cover the spread this weekend.

From CBS Sports: 

The Wolverines also come into this game with momentum after knocking off Wisconsin, but the model likes the value on the Spartans in this rivalry that historically comes down to the wire. MSU quarterback Brian Lewerke accounts for over 200 yards of offense as Michigan State covers in almost 55 percent of simulations.

Regardless if Michigan covers the spread or not, losing to Michigan State would definitely derail any chance of making the College Football Playoff.

This showdown will likely come down to the Wolverines' ability to force turnovers. If they can make Brian Lewerke uncomfortable in the pocket, they should continue their winning ways.

Michigan and Michigan State will kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET from Spartan Stadium.

The game will be on FOX.