[12:03 PM] #2 Michigan @ Michigan State

Will Michigan OUTSCORE Michigan St. by 10+ Points in BOTH HALVES? (No OT)

Yes: MICH outscores MSU By 10+ both halves

No: Any Other Result


Current odds:

Michigan: (-2300)

Michigan State: (+1475)


The line for the full game is Michigan by 23.5 points.

Second-ranked Michigan looks to exact a measure of revenge when it makes the short trip to East Lansing on Saturday to take on Michigan State in the battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy. The Wolverines cruised past Illinois 41-8 to improve to 7-0 for the first time in 10 years and are double-digit favorites to avenge last year’s demoralizing loss to the Spartans in which they yielded a blocked punt-return touchdown on the final play of the game.

Jourdan Lewis and Jabrill Peppers were among 16 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given annually to the best defensive back in college football. Freshman Chris Evans, who leads the Wolverines with 416 rushing yards, is likely to miss Saturday’s contest after suffering a concussion in the first quarter of the win against Illinois. Fullback Khalid Hill scored his ninth touchdown of the season before leaving the game in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury but is expected to play Saturday – as is Tyree Kinnel, who also exited that contest early.

Freshman Brian Lewerke completed only 11-of-24 passes for 156 yards with an interception in the loss to Maryland, and Dantonio revealed Tyler O’Connor – who has started five games this season – was “nicked up” but hopes to have him back in time to face Michigan. Linebacker Riley Bullough was ejected for targeting – his third personal foul of the first 11 minutes – last week but can play from the opening kickoff on Saturday since the infraction took place in the first half. LJ Scott ran for 128 yards against the Terrapins to register his second 100-yard rushing performance of the season and the third of his career.

Michigan has won 12 of its last 13 games since losing to Michigan State last season.

The Spartans have made a bowl appearance in nine consecutive years.

The Wolverines have held four straight opponents to 10 points or fewer.


StreakSmarts Pick: Any Other Result

Confidence: 3/10

StreakSmarter Pick