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Ohio State Hosts Michigan State in Big 10 Clash

Week 12 of the college football regular season features a Big Ten showdown when the No. 2 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes host the No. 9 ranked Michigan State Spartans on Saturday afternoon. The current line has Ohio State favored by 13.5 points with the over/under point total on 53.

Entering this game, Michigan State has an overall record of 9-1 straight up and 3-7 against the spread. The Spartans on the road are 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS. Ohio State on the season has a record of 10-0 SU and 4-6 ATS. At home, the Buckeyes are 6-0 SU and 1-5 ATS.

A crucial part of this game rests on the shoulder of Connor Cook the star quarterback for Michigan State. Cook, as a Michigan State starter is 32-4, but injured his shoulder last Saturday and was taken out of the game due to not having any arm strength.

Cook will make an attempt at playing, but no one knows just how well he can perform especially against such a strong defense as Ohio State has. Ohio State has been victorious in 23 straight games overall and 30 consecutive Big Ten games.

J.T. Barrett will start under center for Ohio State. Barrett threw for 300 yards with 2 touchdowns with 86 yards rushing and another 2 touchdowns last season in Ohio State’s 49-37 victory over Michigan State.

This season Cook has 21 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, while his backup Tyler O’Connor had a touchdown pass and interception last week filling in for him.

Ezekiel Elliott the talented running back for Ohio State has 15 straight games with over 100 yards rushing. This season he has 1,425 yards rushing with 16 touchdowns.

Joey Bosa a defensive end for Ohio State leads the team with 15 tackles for a loss, but has recorded only 4 sacks this season.

Overall, Ohio State leads the head-to-head series with Michigan State 29-14.

Michigan State is 3-7-1 against the number in its past 11 games versus Ohio State.

The visiting team has covered the number in 6 of the past 7 games between the two teams.

The underdog has covered the spread in each of the past 4 games between the two.

Prediction: Ohio State started the season slowly. However, the Buckeyes have gradually worked up to being one of the toughest teams in the nation. This game will remain close for the first half, but Ohio State will pull away in the second. Take the Buckeyes.

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