Michigan vs Ohio State NCAA Football Week 13 Lines & Game Preview

Michigan vs Ohio State NCAA Football Week 13 Lines & Game Preview

Written by on November 22, 2018

The 10th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will look to hold it down at home to pull off the huge upset over the fourth-ranked Michigan Wolverines when the two rivals square off in their huge, Week 13 Big Ten battle on Saturday. Now, with this game having all sorts of College Football Playoff Implications for the winner and loser of this matchup, let’s find out which teams if offering the best value in this expected thriller right now.

Michigan vs Ohio State NCAA Football Week 13 Lines & Game Preview

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 8°C/46°F
  • Humidity: 92%
  • Precipitation: 48%
  • Wind: 13 mph S
  • Cloud Cover: 100%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On The Michigan Wolverines?

Why should you bet on Michigan in this contest? There are a bunch of great reasons MYBookie college football betting faithful. First, the Wolverines have the top-ranked total defense in the nation (238.4 ypg) while also ranking fifth in points allowed nationally (13.5 ppg).Another great reasons to back Michigan is that the Wolverines can also put points on the board in a hurry s they rank a solid 24th in scoring (36.6 ppg).Another great reason to back Michigan is that they’re on fire, having won 20straight games after dropping their opener against Notre Dame.

Last but not least, the Wolverines also have plenty of motivation to get it done, seeing as how they are a lock to get into the CFP if they win out from here on. Michigan beat Indiana 31-20 last weekend after scoring an identical 42 points in each of their previous two games against Rutgers and Penn State respectively. For the season, quarterback Shea Patterson is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 2,177 yards with 18 touchdowns and four interceptions.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 36.64
  • Total Yards: 429.63
  • Pass Yards: 210.45
  • Rush Yards: 219.18
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 13.55
  • Total Yards: 234.82
  • Pass Yards: 123.18
  • Rush Yards: 111.64

Why Bet On The Ohio State Buckeyes?

Is Ohio State a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 13?

Why should you bet on the Buckeyes in this huge Week 13 Big Ten brawl? Well, first and foremost, Ohio State is playing at home where they’ve won a dozen consecutive games. Ohio State also has some decent momentum going, having won three straight games including their narrow 52-51 overtime win over Maryland last weekend.

Another great reason to back the Buckeyes is that they have the far more explosive offense in this contest as they average a stellar 41.6 points per game to rank eighth nationally in scoring. With some decent playoff hopes still going and a shot to improve them in a big way with an upset in this contest, Ohio State also has a lot to play for. I also think the Buckeyes have the better quarterback in this contest. Dual-threat quarterback Dwayne Haskins is completing 69.3 percent of his passes for 3,685 yards with 36 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Last but not least, Ohio State also has a solid defense that limits the opposition to 24.6 points (52nd).

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 41.64
  • Total Yards: 541.81
  • Pass Yards: 359.45
  • Rush Yards: 182.36
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 24.64
  • Total Yards: 398.63
  • Pass Yards: 237.36
  • Rush Yards: 161.27

Michigan vs Ohio State NCAA Football Week 13 Betting Trends

  • Michigan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Michigan is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan’s last 7 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ohio State is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ohio State’s last 5 games at home

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Michigan vs Ohio State

I’m not real fond of Michigan, but I’m going to advise you to back the Wolverines to extend their winning ways for two big reasons. First, Michigan has won each of their last six games by double digits and second, Ohio State nearly got upset last weekend before squeaking past lowly Indiana last weekend.

The Wolverines are an unblemished 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS loss. Conversely, the Buckeyes are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Wolverines are also 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings against Ohio State and they’re my pick to win and cash in despite being on the road in this affair.

NCAA Football Week 13 Pick: Michigan 35 Ohio State 27
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