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#2 Ohio State vs #5 Michigan Vegas Odds: Big Ten East Battle

  • Battle for the Big Ten – East
  • Both teams come in with only one loss
  • Can anyone really slow down the Ohio State offense?

Ohio State has their second straight game against an opponent in the top ten. Michigan is hoping for quite the opposite of what Ohio State did last week. Ohio State, facing Michigan State last week, put up 56 points while only allowing seven. Michigan also put up 50+ points last week, but against a much less formidable opponent in Maryland. Which offense will come out on top in this matchup?

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan Wolverines Schedule

  • Where: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
  • When: Saturday, November 27, 12:00 PM EST
  • How to Watch: FOX

Ohio State vs Michigan Vegas Odds

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Can Anyone Stop The Ohio State Offense?

The Ohio State Buckeyes’ offense this season is absolutely dominant. In the best-case scenario, we can see a world class offense in Ohio State against a world class defense in Georgia for the National Championship. Yes, there is still a lot of football to be played, but that would be an amazing National Championship Game.

The Ohio State offense is putting up 47.2 points per game on 559.5 total yards per game. Those 559.5 total yards break down to 362.3 passing yards and 197.3 rushing yards per game. The Ohio State offense is led by the leading Heisman Trophy candidate, and their freshman quarterback, CJ Stroud. Stroud has completed 246 of 346 passes for 3,468 yards while throwing thirty-six touchdowns with just five interceptions. The complement the passing game, the Buckeyes look to their freshman running back, Treveyon Henderson. Henderson has rushed for 1,098 yards on 150 attempts and has found the endzone fourteen times.

Nov 20, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA;  Ohio State Buckeyes running back Master Teague III (33) is tackled by Michigan State Spartans linebacker Ben VanSumeren (13) in the second half at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Master Teague III (33) is tackled by Michigan State Spartans linebacker Ben VanSumeren (13) in the second half at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

On the defensive side of the ball, the Buckeyes are giving up just 19 points per game on 355.6 total yards per game. Those 355.6 total yards break down to 252.1 passing yards and 103.5 rushing yards per game. The Buckeyes’ defense has put a lot of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing thirty-five sacks and eleven interceptions.

Michigan Looks to Tie Big Ten – East

The Michigan Wolverines, after losing to Michigan State on October 30, have dominated their opponents, outscoring them by a score of 109-45. The Wolverines look to continue that trend when they host possibly the hottest offense in the nation in Ohio State.

The Wolverines’ offense is putting up 36.9 points per game on 447.9 total yards per game. Those 447.9 total yards break down to 229.5 passing yards and 218.4 rushing yards per game. The Wolverines offense is led by their junior quarterback Cade McNamara. McNamara has completed 170 of 265 pass attempts for 2,142 while throwing fourteen touchdown passes with just two interceptions. To complement the passing attack, the Wolverines turn to their senior running back, Hassan Haskins. Haskins has rushed for 1,063 yards on 216 attempts and has found the endzone thirteen times.

Nov 20, 2021; College Park, Maryland, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Leon Franklin (40) rushes during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; College Park, Maryland, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Leon Franklin (40) rushes during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

On the defensive side of the ball, the Wolverines are giving up just 16.3 points per game on 306.8 total yards per game. Those 306.8 total yards break down to 178.4 passing yards and 128.5 rushing yards per game. The Wolverines haven’t put a lot of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing just twenty-eight sacks and seven interceptions.

College Football Picks Today

How can you go against a team that is averaging so many points and yards per game? Look for the Buckeyes to continue their dominance, and prepare for the Big Ten Championship game against either Wisconsin or Iowa.

Ohio State 49 – Michigan 28

Expert Picks:

  • Ohio State wins
  • Ohio State (-8.0)
  • Over (64.5)
I’m Brian Handzel. I’m a huge baseball fan. On any given night you can catch me watching a game, whether it is MLB, MiLB, College, or local summer leagues. As my wife says, I’m obsessed with the game. I’m even a credentialed media member for the Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. When I’m not watching baseball I’m spending time with my wife and two children, and secretly trying to get them to enjoy the game as well.

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