Saturday's Ohio State-Michigan battle in Columbus features one of the biggest rivalries in all of college football with a Big Ten East title on the title on the line.
And the Wolverines are already crashing the party, opening as minus-four-point favorites over the Buckeyes via FanDuel Sportsbook.
Michigan has never beaten Ohio State under Urban Meyer and the last time Michigan beat OSU under Tressel was in 2003!— Football Perspective (@fbgchase) November 19, 2018
It’s been a very one sided rivalry, but this year there’s a good chance the winner of The Game will go the The Playoff.
SRS says UM -3.5 https://t.co/wWM408bOO9
Ohio State has won 13 of the previous 14 matchups in this rivalry, and the Wolverines haven't gotten the better of the Buckeyes on the road in Columbus since 2000. When was the last time Michigan beat Ohio State in Columbus? 2000. And when was the last time Michigan beat Ohio State anywhere? 2011. However, the bookmakers clearly aren't going with the recent history of this one.
Michigan was last favored in Ohio Stadium in 2004 and 1994. Ohio State won both games by double digits.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) November 18, 2018
Both OSU and Michigan struggled with near scares on the road in Week 12 as the Wolverines outlasted Indiana 31-20 and the Buckeyes escaped Maryland 52-51 in overtime.
For what it's worth, Michigan would have covered a minus-four-point spread in their last win at Ohio State in 2003, defeating the Buckeyes 38-26. But we'll just have to wait and see who comes out on top this Saturday.
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