Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans 10/8/22 Prediction and Caesars Sportsbook Promo
October 7, 2022
The Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) will head to East Lansing to face the Michigan State Spartans (2-3) this Saturday in Big Ten action. Ohio State won 49-10 over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights last week, while Michigan State just lost to the Maryland Terrapins by a score of 27-13.
In Week 5, the Buckeyes amassed 161 passing yards and 252 rushing yards, scoring at least 7 points in each quarter. The Spartans recorded 221 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in last week's game, but were unable to score in the last two quarters.
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Why bet on the Ohio State Buckeyes?
✅ Ohio State has won all games they played this season, scoring 48.8 points per game.
✅ QB C.J. Stroud has posted 1,376 passing yards, 92 pass completions and 18 touchdown passes this season. He is the current frontrunner in the Heisman Trophy race, and will continue to cause problems for the Michigan State defense.
✅ The Buckeyes rank better than the Spartans in both offense (No. 3) and defense (No. 10) nationally.
|Teams||Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans|
|When||Saturday, October 8, at 4:00 p.m. ET|
|Venue||Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI|
|Betting Pick||Ohio State Buckeyes to win | Spread @ -26.5 (-110)|
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Ohio State Buckeyes vs Michigan State Spartans
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State's overall offense ranks third among college football teams. Their offense has recorded 303.4 passing yards (No. 18) and 226.2 rushing yards (No. 11) per game. The Buckeyes rank first in points per game at 48.8.
The Ohio State defense ranks tenth in the nation. It has allowed 153.4 passing yards per game (No. 7) and 110.4 rushing yards per game (No. 33). Ohio State's defense also allows 14.80 points per game (No. 14).
For injury updates, CB Jordan Hancock, RB TreVeyon Henderson and TE Joe Royer are out for undisclosed reasons, together with LB Mitchell Melton and WR Kamryn Babb who are both sidelined with knee injuries.
Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State ranks 92nd among all college football teams on offense. The Spartans have averaged 243.0 passing yards per game (No. 72) and 127.4 rushing yards per game (No. 98). They are No. 88 in scoring offense, averaging 27.0 points per game.
In terms of defense, the Spartans have allowed 275.0 passing yards and 136.8 rushing yards per game, ranking 115th and 62nd, respectively. The team allows 22.60 points per game, currently ranked 54th in the country in scoring defense.
Some players will be sidelined for this contest due to various reasons, including DT Jacob Slade, TE Evan Morris and WR Terry Lockett Jr. for undisclosed reasons. LB Darius Snow is recovering from a leg injury.