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ESPN's Early Prediction For The Ohio State-Michigan Game

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands on the field prior to their game.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines shake hands on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Ohio State and Michigan have officially entered Rivalry Week, as the Buckeyes and the Wolverines are set to meet at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio next Saturday. It should be a good one.

Both Ohio State and Michigan had more trouble than expected on Saturday, with the Buckeyes needing overtime to beat Maryland and the Wolverines struggling to pull away from Indiana for much of their contest.

Still, Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh's teams emerged with victories. Ohio State and Michigan will now head into The Game with just one loss a piece, needing a victory to win the Big Ten East Division and remain in College Football Playoff contention.

Who's excited?

We certainly are.

ESPN has made its early prediction for the rivalry contest. Michigan enters the game as the favorite, but will Ohio State be able to pull out another win?

Here's the pick from ESPN's computer:

ESPN is currently giving Michigan a 55.3 percent chance to win the game, meaning Ohio State has a 44.7 percent chance of pulling off the upset.

Michigan hasn't beaten Ohio State in several years, but the Wolverines will be the favorite in this contest. Most sportsbooks have Jim Harbaugh's team as a 3-3.5 point favorite over Urban Meyer, despite the game being at Ohio State.

Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon E.T. on Saturday. The game will be televised on FOX.