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Michigan vs. Michigan State Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Looking for a Michigan vs. Michigan State preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the Big 10 showdown.

Saturday, Oct. 29, the Michigan Wolverines play visitor to the Michigan State Spartans. The game, to be played at Spartan Stadium, is slated for a 12:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPN. Read on for our Michigan vs. Michigan State preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Michigan wins the matchup between the two teams 96.0% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has the Wolverines favored as well.

Spread: Michigan -21

Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN

Michigan vs. Michigan State preview:

The unbeaten Wolverines are fresh off of a blowout win over Illinois last week as they topped the Fighting Illini 41-8. The Spartans are losers of five straight with their latest loss coming at Maryland last week by a score of 28-17.

Michigan State put up 426 yards of total offense against Maryland, but its passing game was non existent as quarterback Brian Lewerke threw for just 126 yards and zero touchdowns. LJ Scott rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries for the Spartans.

Michigan State also gave up 247 rushing yards to the Terrapins.

Michigan dominated Illinois as it held the Fighting Illini to just 172 yards of total offense while picking up 561 yards of its own. It was a balanced attack for the Wolverines with 291 passing yards and 270 yards on the ground.

Michigan State topped Michigan last season in bizarre fashion thanks to a blocked punt, 27-23.

Michigan vs. Michigan State prediction:

Michigan will surely be looking to get revenge against the Spartans after last year's game and it is certainly catching Michigan State at the right time. Michigan State is really reeling as it has dropped five straight and has been beaten up badly all season.

Michigan's balanced attack will be plenty in this one and special teams will play a big part, just like last year's game did. Only this time it will be favored to Michigan, in a major way.

Too many problems are happening in East Lansing and the Wolverines will continue to roll.

Michigan 42, Michigan State 14