Northwestern at Michigan State NCAA Football Week 6 Odds

Northwestern at Michigan State NCAA Football Week 6 Odds

Written by on October 3, 2018

Michigan State hosts Northwestern in what’s become an intense rivalry game. Can Northwestern play the Spartans tough enough to win against the spread? Or, will Michigan State dominate the rival Wildcats? Check out our college football odds, analysis, and a free pick for Michigan State versus Northwestern!

Northwestern at Michigan State NCAA Football Week 6 Odds

When: Saturday, Oct. 6 at 3:00 pm ETWhere: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MITV: FS1Radio: Northwestern / Michigan StateLive Stream: FoxSportsGo.comATS Odds: Michigan State -11 (-110)Over/Under Total Odds: 44.5 (-110)

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Thunderstorm: 22°C/71°F
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Precipitation: 55%
  • Wind: 13 mph SW
  • Cloud Cover: 91%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Northwestern is a good bet at +11?

Although Northwestern lost 17-20 to Michigan in Week 5, they played the heavily favored Wolverines tough until the very end. Northwestern entered the game a +15.5 road dog. They used a stingy defense to keep Michigan off balance while trying to control the clock with their offense.If Northwestern can play the same way against the Spartans on Saturday, who knows? Northwestern has shown that it steps it up when it faces tough competition.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 22.2
  • Total Yards: 368.8
  • Pass Yards: 274
  • Rush Yards: 94.8
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 26.8
  • Total Yards: 379
  • Pass Yards: 236.8
  • Rush Yards: 142.2

Why Michigan State is a good bet at -11?

Is Michigan State a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 6?Michigan State has fought it’s way back into the Top 20 after losing 16-20 to ASU in Week 2. The last time Michigan State faced a Big Ten rival, they dominated. The Spartans beat Indiana 35-21 as a -5.5 road favorite.Michigan State knows that they must play their best to beat Northwestern. The Spartans don’t take any Big Ten games lightly.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 29.2
  • Total Yards: 381
  • Pass Yards: 251.2
  • Rush Yards: 129.8
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 22
  • Total Yards: 328.5
  • Pass Yards: 288.2
  • Rush Yards: 40.2

Northwestern at Michigan State NCAA Football Week 6 Betting Trends

  • Northwestern is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 games
  • Northwestern is 9-3 SU in the last 12 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Northwestern’s last 6 games on the road
  • Michigan State is 8-4 ATS in the last 12 games at home
  • Michigan State is 6-1 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Michigan State’s last 6 games

Final NCAA Football Analysis for Northwestern vs Michigan State

Both teams are 1-3 against the spread, but the Northwestern Wildcats head to East Lansing off their very best game of the season. Not only did Northwestern hold Michigan’s offense to 20 points, but it also held the Wolverines’ offense to only 376 total yards.That’s a sign that the Northwestern Wildcats could be peaking at the exact right moment. If you want to back Northwestern, it helps that the Wildcats step it up every time they face the Spartans in East Lansing.Northwestern should definitely keep this game close enough to win against the spread. With some luck, they could beat Michigan State on the money line.NCAA Football Week 6 Pick: Northwestern +11
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