Ohio State vs. Michigan State 2018 odds: Buckeyes road favorites in Big Ten matchup
The No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes face a tough road test Saturday against No. 18 Michigan State, but the sportsbooks still have them as small betting favorites. The No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes are 13-1 straight up over their last 14 games but are 0-5 against the spread in their last five. The Buckeyes will try to get the job done this Saturday afternoon on the road against the No. 18 Michigan State Spartans. Ohio State is a 3.5-point road favorite in East Lansing at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In their last 25 games on the road, the Buckeyes are 21-4 SU. Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans When: Saturday, November 10, 12:00 p.m. ET Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan Betting Line / Total: Ohio State -3.5 / 52 Points Buckeyes at Spartans OddsShark Matchup Report Ohio State Buckeyes Coming out of a bye week and off of a humiliating 49-20 loss to the Purdue Boilermakers, bettors were expecting a much better performance from the Buckeyes than the 36-31 nailbiter that they got against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Ohio State was a 17.5-point favorite, failing to cover the spread for the fifth straight game. The loss of Nick Bosa to a season-ending injury has had a major impact on this defense which has allowed 29.2 points per game over this five-game stretch. Ohio State has historically fared well on the road against Michigan State with a 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS road record over its last seven games in East Lansing per the OddsShark College Football Database. Michigan State Spartans Michigan State has been all over the place over the course of its 6-3 SU and 4-5 ATS season, picking up good wins over Penn State and Purdue and bad losses against Northwestern and Arizona State. Despite their inconsistencies, the Spartans rank in the Top 25 nationally in total yards against (325 per game) and points per game against (19) and have the best rushing defense in the nation allowing only 71.7 rushing yards per game. If the Spartans can slow the Buckeyes down on offense, they’ve got a real shot at an upset. Saturday’s total is set at 52 points. The UNDER is 5-2 in the last seven games between the Buckeyes and Spartans. Ohio State’s path to this point hasn’t been pretty, but its College Football Playoff chances are still alive as a potential one-loss Big Ten champion. The season ending showdown against Michigan looms large, but to keep that one relevant the Buckeyes need to avoid another poor showing this Saturday. For more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week’s top sports betting news check out the OddsShark podcast with Jon Campbell and Andrew Avery. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify or listen to it at OddsShark.libsyn.com.