Ohio State vs. Michigan Prediction
The Game will take place in Ann Arbor on Saturday when No. 5 Michigan hosts No. 2 Ohio State at 12:00 p.m. ET with a possible playoff spot on the line. Will the Buckeyes’ dominance over the Wolverines continue or is this the year Michigan puts up a better fight?
145 Ohio State Buckeyes (-7.5) at 146 Michigan Wolverines (+7.5); o/u 64.5
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 27, 2021
Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Notes
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day and his Buckeyes rise to number two in the latest College Football Playoff rankings that were released on Tuesday night. Even though both Alabama and Ohio State won football games on Saturday afternoon, only the Buckeyes jumped out to a 49-0 lead over number seven Michigan State at halftime. It was a dominating performance where the Buckeyes completely neutralized Spartans RB Kenneth Walker III and scored touchdowns on their first seven drives. With their current positioning, a playoff berth is all but certain with wins on Saturday against Michigan and either Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game.
Michigan Wolverines Game Notes
Michigan sophomore QB Cade McNamara completed 21 of 28 passes for 259 yards and two scores as the Wolverines rolled in College Park, 59-18. On a day when Heisman candidates C.J. Stroud and Bryce Young lit up the stat sheet, McNamara's day was no less successful. He connected early in the game with Mark Sainristil for a highlight-reel touchdown and remained in control throughout, as the Wolverines distanced themselves with a number of big plays in the second half. The victory sets up a much-anticipated showdown with Ohio State, as Michigan (10-1) will need to defeat their longtime rivals in Ann Arbor in order to stay in the College Football Playoff mix and book their first trip to the Big 10 title game in the Jim Harbaugh era.
Ohio State vs. Michigan Betting Prediction
The Buckeyes are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games against the Wolverines and have covered in six of their last eight trips to Ann Arbor. They’re also 6-2 against the number in their last eight games overall, are 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight road games and have covered in four of their last five games when facing an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Wolverines are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games as an underdog and have dropped six of their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 13 PREDICTION: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES -7.5