Two excellent teams from traditional conferences, the Big Ten and Pac 12, head to Levi’s Stadium, the home of the San Francisco 49ers for Monday’s Redbox Bowl. Both Michigan State and Oregon had so-so seasons. Each will look to build for 2019 with a win in the Redbox Bowl. Check out analysis and college bowl odds for one of the best New Year’s Eve bowl games!
Michigan State vs Oregon 2018 Redbox Bowl Lines
- When: Monday, Dec. 31 at 3:00 pm ET
- Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
- TV: FOX
- Radio: Michigan State / Oregon
- Live Stream: FoxSportsGo
- ATS Odds: Oregon -2.5 (-110)
- Over/Under Total Odds: 48 (-110)
- Clear: 13°C/56°F
- Humidity: 43%
- Precipitation: 1%
- Wind: 10 mph NNW
- Cloud Cover: 17%
- Type of Stadium: N/A
Why Michigan State Spartans are a good bet +2.5?
The Spartans didn’t have as much success as they usually do this season. Michigan State often battles Penn State, Michigan, and Ohio State for the top spot in the deep East Division. The Spartans lost to Michigan and Ohio State.
But, they did beat the Nittany Lions, and they beat them on the road. Michigan State has one of the top defenses in the nation, it only allows 18 points per. Unless Oregon comes up with a strategy to break down the Spartans’ defense, MSU should make this desperately close on Dec. 31.
- Average Score For: 19.8
- Total Yards: 343
- Pass Yards: 221
- Rush Yards: 122
- Average Score Against: 18
- Total Yards: 311.5
- Pass Yards: 230.2
- Rush Yards: 81.3
Why Oregon Ducks are a good bet -2.5?
Oregon turned out to be one of the most dangerous teams in the Pac 12. The Ducks started out the season great, winning their first 3 games. They ran into Stanford in their fourth, but even a loss to the Cardinal in overtime couldn’t keep Oregon from an 8-4 record.
What’s impressive is how the Ducks finished the season with two straight wins: 31-29 over ASU and 55-15 over Oregon State in the Civil War. Quarterback Justin Herbert is one of the best in the nation. The Ducks have what it takes to win and cover over the Spartans in the 2018 Redbox Bowl.
- Average Score For: 37.2
- Total Yards: 447.5
- Pass Yards: 254.7
- Rush Yards: 192.8
- Average Score Against: 27
- Total Yards: 393.1
- Pass Yards: 247.4
- Rush Yards: 145.7
2018 Redbox Bowl Trends for Michigan State vs Oregon
- Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
- Michigan State is 15-7 SU in the last 22 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Michigan State’s last 5 games
- Oregon is 4-9 ATS in the last 13 games
- Oregon is 8-4 SU in the last 12 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Oregon’s last 7 games
Michigan State vs Oregon Final 2018 Redbox Bowl Analysis
This is one of those classic bowl matchups between a team that relies on its defense and one that must outscore its opponents in a track meet.
Michigan State shut down some high-scoring teams this season. They held Ohio State to 26 points, Purdue to 13, Michigan to 21, and Penn State to 17. The Spartans are one of the few teams that forces opponents to play their style.
MSU ranks first in rushing yards allowed. Oregon runs a balanced attack where Herbert feeds off the run game. If the Ducks can’t get anything going on the ground, they won’t get anything going through the air. Michigan State’s the play.
2018 Redbox Bowl Pick: Michigan State Spartans +2.5